Monday, February 27, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) announced legislation extending the ability of local governments to provide property tax breaks to owners of idle urban plots transformed into community gardens.  Ting authored the original state law creating these tax incentives and it expires in 2019.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) was pleased with Governor Jerry Brown’s defense of California values during his State of the State speech. Shortly after the Governor delivered his annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature, Assemblymember Ting said “California continues to lead the way in so many issues in terms of raising the minimum wage, climate change, criminal justice reform and education. And you heard why the Governor is so proud to be the leader of our state.” Watch this Assembly Access video to hear more of Assemblymember Ting’s comments.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address.

“Governor Brown continues to articulate a clear vision for California – what’s good for California is good for the United States of America.  With low unemployment and high job growth, we lead the nation economically.  At a time of strong fiscal growth, we must continue to champion a responsible budget with a strong reserve.  Unfortunately, the Governor’s budget contains an almost $2 billion error.  Instead of having his administration share in the sacrifice, he is asking vulnerable Californians and college students to bear the burden of cuts.  With Washington now pursuing an agenda at odds with California values, we need to come together and continue to fight for more jobs, housing, and transportation so Californians can provide for their families, have a roof over their head, and have convenient ways to get where they need to be.”

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement about Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.  The Assembly Budget Committee will release a preliminary analysis of the proposal later today online at  Ting’s statement follows.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Inspired by Uber’s illegal debut of autonomous or self-driving vehicles last month, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D–San Francisco) introduced legislation to increase penalties on such companies while also giving communities the means to remove illegal vehicles from the road.

“I applaud our innovation economy and all the companies developing autonomous vehicle technology, but no community should face what we did in San Francisco. The pursuit of innovation does not include a license to put innocent lives at risk,” said Ting. “Nearly every company knows and acts like it is part of a community. They follow the law. We need stronger enforcement tools to protect ourselves from those recklessly putting profit before public safety.”