After the 2009 property tax assessments were released, thousands of San Franciscans complained that the increase of 2% was inaccurate, which they were found to be. While some may see this as one more reason that Phil Ting should not be mayor, I believe the incident brought out the best qualities in Mr. Ting and what San Francisco should want in its mayor. Mr. Ting was able to admit his department's mistake, as well as settle 400 of the complaints outside of court, saving the city from thousands in legal fees. He ultimately corrected the situation and oversaw the correction of these mistakes.
San Francisco wants a mayor who is on the side of its residents. This incident shows Mr. Ting's responsibility and dedication to ensuring that San Franciscans get a fair deal when it comes to dealing with city hall.