Grant Avenue in San Francisco’s historic Chinatown is struggling. The street, known to residents as the touristy side of Chinatown, doesn’t have the same hustle and bustle it did before COVID — or even in the years leading up to the pandemic.
Phil Ting, Assembly member in San Francisco, says the firearm industry needs accountability, just like every other industry in the nation.
"If you have an issue with your automobile, if you have an issue with a toy-you have the ability to sue that manufacturer for any particular fault or any particular issue," Phil Ting, Assembly member in the19th District (D), said.
California state lawmakers advanced a measure Tuesday that would make it easier to skirt a federal law in order to sue gun-makers, legislation that opponents say is ultimately aimed at driving manufacturers out of business.
The California Assembly Transportation Committee passed a landmark ZEV incentive reform bill, AB 2816, by a 6-2 vote on Monday.
Elected officials and Asian American activists gathered Friday in San Francisco to celebrate $14 million in state funding to combat a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes.
Phil Ting, an assemblymember representing San Francisco who serves as chair of the state Budget Committee, said it is “gratifying” to see the first round of grants being disbursed after California made a historic $166 million budget allocation to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Assemblymember Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (APIAA) and local community groups today celebrated the distribution of $14.2 million in Stop AAPI Hate grants to combat the rising number of attacks targeting this community. The initiative is part of last year’s historic $166.5 million API Equity Budget dedicated to providing resources and services to victims, while also strengthening violence prevention programs.
Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, gave his thoughts on the Downtown Sacramento shooting, and how one of the bills he is championing, AB 1594, could affect gun manufacturers.
Amid a rise in racist attacks across the country targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, the Newsom Administration – in partnership with the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs and the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus – announced the distribution of $14 million in grant funds to qualified organizations to provide direct services and support to victims of hate incidents and to facilitate hate incident prevention measures.
Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement opposing Assembly Bill 2179, which partially extends California’s COVID-19 eviction moratorium and rent relief program and which preempts local eviction moratoria in some cities (including San Francisco and 70% of Los Angeles County) but not others:
“On Friday, legislation went into print that winds down California’s rent relief program, allowing no new applications after March 31. Moreover, after March 31, California’s statewide eviction moratorium will only apply to renters who have already applied for rent relief. Others will no longer have state eviction protections relating to COVID-19.