Posts Tagged ‘Assessor’

Assessor Phil Ting Invites You to “Ask An Expert” About Transit – Webcast Starts at 4:00 PM Today – Reset San Francisco

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting is all excited about transit today. See?

“Tune in to the Ask an Expert live webcast today @ 4pm! 

Send us your transportation questions using hashtag: #resetsf

Give it a try, why not? I’ll cover for you.

Via Beck Justin

San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting Kicks Off “Reset San Francisco”

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting kicked off Reset San Francisco over the weekend.

I couldn’t make it myself but you can read all about Phil‘s “high-minded, civil discussion about the issuesright here.

San Francisco Assessor/Recorder Phil Ting Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign in the Sunset

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

San Francisco Assessor / Recorder Phil Ting managed to kick off his re-election campaign on Saturday while on his way to SFO to join San Francisco’s official junket to China.

“Please join me on June 12 at 9:30 a.m. for our Leadership Mobilization – you’ll meet my campaign team and volunteers, receive action packets and learn more about my campaign for re-election as San Francisco’s Assessor-Recorder.

Please RSVP for our Leadership Mobilization below or contact Eddie Ahn at or (415) 690-3293 for more information.

Here are the details:

Where: Dianne Feinstein Elementary School
(Multi-purpose Room)
2550 25th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116-2901″

Up next is his summer soiree on June 28th, 2010.

Volunteers will have a busy summer, looks like:

Young Isabella Steals the Show at Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting’s Birthday Party

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

This was the scene the other day at the Eastside West gastropub, 3154 Fillmore where San Francisco Assessor-Recorder and City Bright Phil Ting celebrated his birthday.

But Phil’s daughter Isabella ended up being the center of attention:

The Three Amigos: San Francisco Community College Board Trustee Steve Ngo, PT, and California State Controller John Chiang

The mise-en-scene:

Happy Birthday, Phil!

Senator Leland Yee Wants Same-Day Registration for California Voters

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Our Senator Leland Yee, Ph.D. doesn’t want you to be required to register a way ahead of election day. So, he’ll soon have a bill that would let you be able to go to the polls, register tout de suite and then vote. Easy peasy, right?

Dr. Yee plans to officially introduce the bill in the next two weeks, with the first hearing likely in March.

Senator Yee speaking this morning at San Francisco’s State Building, with San Mateo County Elections Manager David Tom, San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon, and San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer / Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Warren Slocum:

All the deets, after the jump.

Photovoltaic Solar Panels Have Come to San Franciscos Public Housing Projects

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

That big residential solar project in the Lower Haight / Western Addition / Hayes Valley from SunWheel Energy Partners just went live. The juice, she  is flowing.

See all the deets in this 15 minute video – it’s just like being there.

San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil “The Thrill” Ting was there for the ribbon-cutting…

…as was District 5 Supervisor Ross “The Boss” Mirkarimi:

San Francisco Affordable Housing Sites Power On Solar Energy
Federal, State and Local Officials, Site Residents and Community Members Celebrate Green Energy and New Jobs at Western Addition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
San Francisco, CA, January 26, 2010 – On Monday, January 25, 2010, Sunwheel Energy Partners, which provides turnkey solar energy systems for urban and community partners, celebrated the commissioning of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at three affordable housing community sites in San Francisco’s Western Addition and Hayes Valley neighborhoods — bringing solar power, green jobs and financial relief to residents and owners.  The ribbon cutting ceremony at Plaza East Apartments was widely attended by a notable group of federal, state and local officials as well as the site’s residents and community members who were hired to install the solar panels.
Dignitaries in attendance included Henry Alvarez, Executive Director, San Francisco Housing Authority; Timothy Alan Simon, CPUC Commissioner; Phil Ting, SF Assessor-Recorder; David Rubin, Director of Service Analysis, PG&E; Michael Carlin, SFPUC Deputy General Manager; Neola Gans, Vice President, SF Housing Authority Commission; Caroline Krewson, Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Stephen Schneller, Director, San Francisco Office of Public Housing; Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Supervisor; and representatives of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s offices. Senator Mark Leno issued a proclamation commending the site.

Even more deets, after the jump


Assessor Phil Ting Kicks Off His Re-Election Campaign With a Little Help from David Chiu

Friday, December 11th, 2009

San Francisco Assessor Phil Ting kicked off his re-election campaign in Union Square last night. Photos below.

He had San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu on hand to warm up the crowd. Seems they’ve known each other 17 years, ever since their days at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Turns out that Phil speaks Twitter. His latest missive regarding the company called “Property Tax Adjusters”

Dont be scammed. Ignore the letter frm Property Tax Adjusters. Apply in our office 4 a reduction btwn 1/4 – 3/31/2010″

OK then.

Here’s the mise-en-scene last night with Phil addressing the crowd. Click to expand:


David Chiu, Emcee:

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With Debra Walker, who is running for District 6 Supervisor

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With Frances Tsang, Mary Jung, and Frank Noto:

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DJ Kevin:

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It all happened at Lot 46 Nightclub and Loungeat 46 Geary – ask about New Years Eve.

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And hey, speaking of elections, Randy Shaw has a rundown of how things stand with next year’s mayoral election.

Everyone Agrees: Dave Jones for Insurance Commish Rally is a Big Dis for Michela Alioto Pier

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

This was the scene yesterday on the steps of San Francisco City Hall yesterday. What did people make of this Assemblymember Dave Jones for State Insurance Commissioner rally? Read on.

A friendly knuckle knock (“or a fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab?“) from Supervisor Chris Daly amuses both Dave Jones and Julian Davis. Click to expand:

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Luke Thomas interrogates Candidate Jones as Aaron Peskin and the Chronicle’s Marisa Lagos listen in:

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First of all, who showed up? San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, Supervisors  Chris Daly, Ross Mirkarimi, John Avalos, David Campos, and Eric Mar, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Assessor Phil Ting, Board of Education President Kim-Shree Maufas, Democratic County Central Committee Chairman Aaron Peskin, as well representatives from the offices of Senator Mark Leno and Assemblymembers Fiona Ma and Tom Ammiano. Add those people to the list of endorsers, which also includes State Senate President Darrell Steinberg and State Controller John Chiang.

And what did the media have to say?

Latest Alioto-Pier Rumor Triggers Rally for Dave Jones 

Fog City Journal – Luke Thomas – ‎6 hours ago‎

“Assemblymember Jones’ candidacy for Insurance Commissioner has been endorsed by a wide spectrum of San Francisco elected officials,” Peskin said,

Supervisors back Pier’s potential opponent

San Francisco Chronicle – Marisa LagosHeather Knight – ‎11 hours ago‎

Wednesday to endorse Assemblyman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento, who announced last fall he would seek the seat. Former board President Aaron Peskin,

SF leaders back Jones and snub Alioto-Pier

San Francisco Bay Guardian – Nellie NelsonSteven T. Jones – ‎16 hours ago‎

Numerous city officials gathered this morning on the steps of City Hall to endorse Assembly member Dave Jones in his run for state

Not a lot of Alioto-Pier support

San Francisco Chronicle – ‎19 hours ago‎

At a hastily thrown together press conference Wednesday — hosted by former board president Aaron Peskin, who is now chairman of the San Francisco

Alioto-Pier’s future under attack

The San Francisco Examiner – Joshua Sabatini – ‎19 hours ago‎

Dave Jones, D-Sacramento. One couldn’t help but think it was a rally against possible opponent Alioto-Pier. Peskin had long battled against her when he

It’s not often you find such unanimity.

Supervisor Eric Mar Calls on Senator Feinstein to Support Employee Free Choice Act

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

This was the smaller, quieter labor rally at Civic Center today – basically, it was aimed at just one person, Senator Diane Feinstein. A host of elected officials called on her to support the federal Employee Free Choice Act on the steps of City Hall.

Read all about it, below.

Supervisor Eric Mar, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, Assessor Phil Ting and John Rizzo were all up there behind the podium this afternoon:


Local Asian and Environmental leaders Come Together to Support Workers’ Rights

Coalition Says Employee Free Choice Act Provides Critical Protections for Vulnerable Workers; Calls on Senator Feinstein to Support Critical Legislation


San Francisco, CA (May 28th, 2009) — Local Asian and environmental leaders today called on Senator Diane Feinstein to support critical workers’ rights legislation pending in the United States Senate. The Employee Free Choice Act, which will allow workers the choice to form a union and toughen penalties against corporations that violate workers’ rights, is critical to leveling the playing field for working people and creating good jobs with health care and secure retirement.


“San Francisco’s Asian and immigrant community is particularly affected by unfair and unsafe workplace practices like exposure to toxic chemicals and workplace discrimination,” said San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar. “The Employee Free Choice Act provides important protections for all workers, including the most vulnerable, and that’s why it’s so important that Senator Feinstein support this legislation.”


The Employee Free Choice Act will allow workers the choice to form a union through majority sign-up, helps workers secure a contract with employers in a reasonable amount of time and toughen penalties against corporations that harass or intimidate workers who are trying to form a union.


As union members and environmentalists come together to urge the creation of millions of new jobs in the clean energy economy, it is important that these green jobs be good jobs. Union workers earn roughly 30 percent more than their non-union counterparts, and are more likely to be covered by health insurance and have a pension. In addition, efforts to improve workers’ rights are closely linked to protecting the environment.


“Working people are the front line of defense against hazardous pollution and dangerous chemicals in the workplace. Providing a fair way for workers to form a union is an important way to make sure our economy is safe, productive, and fair for everybody,” said John Rizzo, an activist with the local Sierra Club Chapter. “The Employee Free Choice Act would give workers the ability to protect themselves and their workplaces, to work for decent pay, be treated with dignity and take care of their families.”


Sierra Club President Allison Chin recently noted, “Sierra Club members overwhelmingly support Employee Free Choice Act because they understand that the right to organize would not only help safeguard the health and safety of workers, but also increase access to good jobs in the growing green economy, particularly for traditionally under-represented communities, such as women and Asian Pacific American minorities, who have suffered from workplace discrimination.”

Also in attendance at today’s event were Board of Supervisors President David Chiu; Assessor Phil Ting; Leon Chow, SEIU-UHW; Chinese Progressive Association; Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance San Francisco Chapter; Chinese For Affirmative Action; National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.