Reducing Blight, Growing Urban Gardens

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(San Francisco) – Assemblymember Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) wrote Assembly Bill 551 to turn blighted urban properties into urban gardens. His measure would authorize counties to create urban agriculture incentive zones, and allow for reduced property taxes when a landowner allows small-scale food production on their land. KGO Radio interviewed Assemblymember Ting about AB 551 and filed this report.(1:01)

Assemblymember Ting Introduces Gun Liability Insurance Bill

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) recently introduced legislation that will require gun owners to purchase liability insurance to cover the cost of damage that may be caused by the weapon. “The government requires insurance as a condition of operating a car – at the very least we should impose a similar requirement for owning a firearm,” Ting said. Capitol Public Radio interviewed Assemblymember Ting for their news report on Assembly Bill 231. Hear their report here:

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