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    Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    This month, the Los Angeles City Council was considering pushing a last minute vacancy tax ballot measure before the July 1 deadline. VICA expressed strong concerns that the proposed ballot measure was being rushed as the City Council deliberated placing the tax on the 2020 November Ballot only two weeks after the release of HCIDLA's report on the feasibility of a vacancy tax. Read more
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    Van Nuys, Calif. – Today, the Los Angeles City Council voted to delay placing a proposed tax on vacant properties and parcels on the ballot until the 2022 election. The decision comes after the City released reports two weeks ago on the feasibility of taxing vacant properties. Read more
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    VICA held its first ever Virtual Sacramento Advocacy Day, which proved to be successful and effective. VICA members met with several State Legislators to discuss the most pressing issues facing California today. The VICA delegation met with State Controller Betty Yee, Assemblymembers Rob Bonta, Marc Levine, Devon Mathis, Adrin Nazarian, Sharon Quirk-Silva and Blanca Rubio, Senator Bob Hertzberg, and staff from the Office of Senator John Moorlach... Read more
    Friday, May 15, 2020
    Van Nuys, Calif. – Today, The Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) launched their COVID-19 Resources and Information page on their website to supply their members and the community with updated and pertinent details regarding business regulations, resources available, news, health updates as well as positive impacts being made within the community during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    In April, VICA continued to lead the charge against the Los Angeles City Council's Right of Recall and Worker Retention ordinances, which require businesses to rehire laid off workers by seniority; creating a rebuttable presumption for alleged violations; and requires businesses to pay for punitive damages. Read more
    Wednesday, May 6, 2020
    Van Nuys, Calif. – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order regarding workers’ compensation for employees impacted by COVID-19. The order includes a provision for a rebuttable presumption that any employee who has contracted COVID-19, contracted it during the course of employment. Read more
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a Right of Recall Ordinance and Worker Retention Ordinance – two polices that will impede the ability for businesses to recover from the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis. Despite VICA’s calls to the City Council urging important changes to the Ordinances to remove provisions on rebuttable presumptions and punitive damages - the City Council chose to make surviving the economic crisis impossible for businesses. Read more
    Thursday, April 16, 2020
    Van Nuys, Calif. – Today, the Metro Executive Management Committee considered a request by the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (COG) for an additional $2.5 million in Measure M funding for the South Bay Fiberoptic Network Project. Read more
    Wednesday, April 8, 2020
    On March 27, the Los Angeles City Council approved a Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, which would have applied to businesses with have 500 employees or more nationwide. While this was good for small businesses, there were still provisions in the Ordinance that were concerning for the business community. Thanks to VICA's efforts and the efforts of the Los Angeles business coalition group, the Mayor has decided not to sign the Ordinance approved by the City Council. Read more
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020
    In March, VICA joined the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, local elected officials, and other L.A. business groups for the 2020 Annual Access D.C. Advocacy Trip... Read more
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