Thursday, April 23, 2020

As a parent of kids in local public schools, I share concerns many of you feel about the future of the educational landscape for our children, educators, administrators and staff:

  • Are our kids learning what they will need to continue their education next year and beyond?
  • How do we ensure equal education for all students regardless of family circumstance, income or special needs?
  • Do educators have the resources and training they need to meet learning objectives?
  • Who’s providing children the social and mental health services they often receive at school?
  • Is adequate food available for our most vulnerable youth?
  • How will we plan for future learning if personal distancing and stay-at-home public health orders continue into the Fall or beyond? 

On Thursday, April 23rd at 2:00 pm, we’ll be holding a Virtual Town Hall to discuss these and other questions. You may submit questions through my website here, then join the live conversation on my Facebook page.

My guests will be SFUSD Commissioners Jenny LamAlison Collins, and Lowell High School science teacher Katherine Melvin, a San Francisco, Bay area native and UC Berkeley and SFSU alum. Kathy has been a classroom educator for 28 years, currently teaching AP Environmental Science at Lowell High School. She is a proud and active member of the United Educators of San Francisco, an reader of books, and walker of dogs. They will be on hand to answer questions about the work our educators and district have been doing on behalf of our students, as well as provide some insights. Additionally, they can speak to the status of educational programming, efforts to bridge gaps in technology, and other issues as distance learning becomes a new reality.

I hope you can tune in.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D- Lakewood) announced on Friday, April 10, that the Assembly has scheduled its first Budget subcommittee hearing focused on the state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Assembly Budget Subcommittee 6, chaired by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D- San Francisco), will meet:

  • DATE: Monday, April 20
  • TIME:  10:00 am
  • LOCATION: Room 4202 in the State Capitol

The hearing will include oversight and assessment of California’s COVID-19 expenditures, including the use of the emergency funds approved by the Legislature in March.

Stay tuned for details on how to submit testimony that is consistent with social distancing protocols.

Thursday, March 26, 2020


California State Assembly Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting cordially invites you to a Town Hall Meeting on the State Budget. Get an update on current state budget proposals and learn to effectively advocate for your budget priorities with the Assembly Budget Chair and Budget Chief Consultant.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Little Theater
Jefferson High School

6996 Mission Street
Daly City, CA 94014

Accessible by samTrans Bus #121 from Daly City BART and the samTrans ECR line.
There is also a free parking lot.

For more information, please call the district office at (415) 557-2312.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

As part of the 2020-21 state budget process, Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, will hold a hearing on how state funding has helped local leaders address the homeless crisis. Government officials and non-profits are expected to provide an update on what has worked and where improvements need to be made before additional funds are approved.

February 13, 2020
9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Milton Marks Auditorium, State Building
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Lunar New Year 2020

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2020 with State Treasurer Fiona Ma, State Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember Phil Ting, Assemblymember David Chiu, and State Board of Equalization Chair Malia Cohen.

Free entertainment, snacks and tea will be provided.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
1 - 3 p.m.

Great Hall, Ronald M. George State Office Complex
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94102

RSVP Online


Gloria Li, State Director for Treasurer Ma: (916) 653-2995

Jade Wu, Field Representative for Assemblymember Ting: (415) 557-2312

Francis Zhang, Field Representative for Senator Scott Wiener: (415) 557-1300

Kenneth Chen, Field Representative for Assemblymember Chiu: (415) 557-3013

Regina Evans, Chief of Staff for Chair Cohen: (415) 557-3000