Homeless group calls for debate with mayoral candidate Phil Ting 

Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting was one of the first mayoral candidates to lash out at a progressive ballot measure that would change the way Care Not Cash benefits are dispersed when it comes to homeless-shelter beds.

Ting wrote in a statement that “the proposal to dismantle Care Not Cash will not help homeless individuals now in San Francisco, and it could dramatically increase the number of homeless in the city.”

Now, the Coalition on Homelessness is calling Ting out. The organization that fought Care Not Cash in 2002 and Sit-Lie in 2010 is calling on Ting to debate Coalition on Homelessness Executive Director Jennifer Friedenbach.

“We’re willing to wager that Ting doesn’t know his facts on the initiative, and hasn’t had an honest conversation with the people of San Francisco about the subject of his push poll,” said Friedenbach, regarding a poll on Ting’s website.

No word yet on whether Ting will accept the debate, which Friedenbach said could happen at an agreed-upon venue and time.


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