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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    As 2019 came to a close, VICA continued to engage in a series of conversations about the future of land use, housing and transportation in the San Fernando Valley. Read more
    Friday, January 10, 2020
    In response to Governor Newsom’s 2020-21 budget proposal, VICA President Stuart Waldman said: “In Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, more and more individuals are falling into homelessness and while some progress is being made, it is not nearly enough to help everyone who needs it. Read more
    Friday, January 10, 2020
    For the last two years, our membership has determined that our main priority and focus should be to support policies that will help provide and develop more housing and shelter. The housing and homelessness crisis is continuing to worsen, and we believe the business community plays an important role in developing policies that will generate real solutions. Read more
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    This morning, Senator Scott Wiener re-introduced Senate Bill 50, reaffirming his relentless commitment to address California’s housing crisis. SB 50, or the More H.O.M.E.S. Act, failed to make it out of the Senate Appropriations Committee in 2019, turning it into a two-year bill. The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) is proud to continue our support for SB 50 and we applaud the tireless efforts by Senator Wiener to create a standard for how and where housing should be constructed. Read more
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    Monday, December 9, 2019
    In November, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved forward with two permanent rent stabilization ordinances. VICA attended the Board hearing to voice concerns regarding these ordinances. While VICA appreciates the Board of Supervisors working to address the housing shortage, such rent control policies would significantly lower rental stock and increase housing costs... Read more
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    As a constituent and as a friend, I extend my warmest congratulations to Councilwoman Martinez. I’ve known Nury for 25 years since our undergraduate days at CSUN, and as Council President, I know that she will be a dynamic leader who will continue her fierce advocacy for her constituents, for Los Angeles, and for the San Fernando Valley. I have enormous respect and admiration for the tireless work that Nury does day in and day out and wish her well in her leadership role. Read more
    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Van Nuys, Calif. – In response to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) President Dianne Harrison’s announcement that she will retire in June 2020... Read more
    Monday, November 18, 2019
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019
    The San Fernando Valley received a major victory as the Metro Board of Directors unanimously voted to move the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to the environmental process. The project will provide a premium east-west transit service and will act as an important link to key activity centers, including California State University, Northridge (CSUN)... Read more
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