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    Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the establishment of the County Public Health Councils Program. The health councils will work with a third-party to monitor, document and report any violations of the County's Health Officer Orders and guidelines, essentially creating unions within these workplaces. There are no details as to how the third-party organization will be selected, if they are qualified, how they will be trained to identify any potential violations, and how much work time will be required of the employees to monitor, record and implement. Read more
    Friday, August 14, 2020
    Women-owned and led business and brand development firm, celebrates their five-year anniversary by revealing their very own rebrand. Cowe Communications, formerly known as Cowe Consulting, is ecstatic to not only be expanding their team and their service offerings, but they are also introducing the world to their newly acquired domain: www.cowe.com. Read more
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    Wednesday, August 5, 2020
    This month, VICA continued to actively engage with local officials to provide much needed support for the struggling child care industry... Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    COVID-19 has impacted every single one of us in one way or another. For those who are parents, we have needed to transition into teachers and tutors while continuing to meet the obligations of our jobs. For those who have fallen ill or have a family member who has fallen ill, you may have needed to take time from work to care for them. And for those whose workplaces have taken a huge financial hit due to COVID, you may have been laid off due to financial shortfalls. Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, July 20, 2020
    About a month ago, there was a glimmer of hope that things were getting better. The number of COVID-19 cases were beginning to drop, and more tests were becoming available. Non-essential businesses were also allowed to reopen. If they complied with state and local health orders and public health requirements, businesses could resume operations and begin to bring their employees back to work. This was great. Reopening meant a road to economic recovery. It all seemed promising. Read more
    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
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