Mayoral Candidate Phil Ting Launches Mobile App Contest On Reset San Francisco To Reduce Number Of Cars Towed

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Reset San Francisco founder and mayoral candidate Phil Ting launched a mobile app contest that encourages the community to develop an automated towing notification system that allows drivers to know when they’re in a temporary or permanent tow away zone.

Mayoral Candidate Phil Ting Launches Mobile App Contest  On Reset San Francisco To Reduce Number Of Cars Towed

Mayoral Candidate Phil Ting Launches Mobile App Contest On Reset San Francisco To Reduce Number Of Cars Towed

This app contest is a way to engage the community to get involved because I believe that city government can – and should – be as innovative and creative as the people of San Francisco.

Reset San Francisco founder and mayoral candidate Phil Ting launched a mobile app contest that encourages the community to develop an automated towing notification system that allows drivers to know when they’re in a temporary or permanent tow away zone. The city tows around 150-160 cars a day, costing each San Franciscan roughly $450 a tow.

According to the website, the first group or individual to create an app that includes a map of tow away zones in the city and provides real-time information using the city’s data will be awarded $1,000.

“Supervisor David Chiu proposed the idea, and Reset San Francisco is making it happen,” said Phil Ting. “David’s a friend, and we announce this in the respectful spirit of showing our friend that we don’t need a two-year, multi-million dollar process mired in the old Government 1.0 mindset.”

“This app contest is a way to engage the community to get involved because I believe that city government can – and should – be as innovative and creative as the people of San Francisco,” said Phil Ting.

Read more on ResetSanFrancisco.org: http://bit.ly/sf-towapp

About Reset San Francisco: Reset San Francisco is an offline and online community founded by San Francisco Assessor-Recorder and candidate for mayor Phil Ting. The community has already united more than 10,000 San Franciscans and given them the tools to learn about policy, debate ideas and make their voices heard at City Hall. The ResetSanFrancisco.org community uses both web-based Government 2.0 tools to help its members connect with government, and it also organizes in-person forums to connect San Franciscans to each other and to help the community unite around solutions.

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