The event is a chance for the public to drop by to join the Assemblymember “for a cup of coffee and share your thoughts on legislative issues important to you” according to Ting’s invitation.
The event will be held at Congregation Beth Sholom, located at 301 14th Avenue near Clement from 6pm until 7:30pm. Attendance is free (RSVP here) and Ting assures us that he “will provide the coffee at no taxpayer expense”.
Ting says he’ll be sharing his plans for the state budget and new legislation, as well as introducing his latest legislation, AB 1745, the Clean Cars 2040 Act. The Act requires all new passenger vehicles to be zero emissions vehicles after January 1, 2040 (fact sheet).
“It will protect our environment, improve air quality, and fight climate change by banning the registration of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. Transportation accounts for nearly 40 percent of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, and in 2015 California suffered $15 billion in health costs due to these emissions. In order for our families to have a cleaner greener future, we must transform how we get around,” Tings says on his website.