Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness, recently challenged me to a debate on the proposed amendments to Care Not Cash that the Board of Supervisors voted to put on the ballot this November.

In the spirit of Reset San Francisco, where we discuss important issues in the city both big and small, I would be happy to have a conversation with Jennifer on homelessness in our city. There’s no issue as important.

Last week, I started a petition to protect Care Not Cash because the proposed amendment is a step in the wrong direction. In the eight years since the program has been implemented, the data shows that Care Not Cash is working to help the homeless transition off the street. And in my view, the proposal to dismantle Care Not Cash will not help homeless individuals now in San Francisco.

I’m absolutely looking forward to our conversation so we can hear her point of view. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated.

Phil Ting

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