Endorsement interviews: Phil Ting


We've started interviewing the candidates for mayor, sheriff and district attorney, and, as usual, we're taping the interviews and posting the audio feed unedited for your listening fun. We're also putting up videos of the candidates' opening statements.

mayoral candidate Phil Ting's basic pitch: "The most progressive thing we can do is make government more efficient." He talked a lot about his crowdsourcing website, Resetsf, which allows hundreds of San Franciscans to weigh in on the city's problems -- and offer solutions. Among his solutions: One minute of improved time on every Muni line would save $20 million a year. That means eliminating some bus stops to make the busses go faster.

He argued (with me) that San Francisco can eventually build its way out of the housing crisis by constructing more units on transit corridors. He vowed to reverse Gavin Newsom's policy on sanctuary and told us he supports the central subway. Listen and watch after the jump.

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Watch Ting's opening statement here: