My Holiday Wish List
"I wish for a Los Angeles City Council that understands that every regulation, every increased fee or every labor expense makes it harder for companies to continue in business.
I wish for Neighborhood Councils that have a brighter vision for Los Angeles.
I wish for a State Legislature that realizes every extra form, every extra poster and every extra wage and hour requirement is an extra trap for businesses to fall into.
I wish for voters who pay attention and think critically about who's really going to benefit and who's going to end up paying for the promises made to win a few extra votes."
AirTalk: The California Response to the GOP Tax Bill
"There are very many positive things for businesses [in the federal tax reform bill]...but capping the SALT deductions will have a very negative effect on California businesses. Also, small businesses will be hurt because of pass through and limiting the deductions that they can make.
The one group of people who are actually going to do pretty well under this are accountants, because it's a lot to figure this out."
Regulators Warned Against Housing Near Freeways. Now They're Warming to It.
The Air Resources Board's new focus on anti-pollution design puts it in closer alignment with the city of Los Angeles, which has adopted stronger filtration requirements but has not imposed limits on how close homes can be built to freeways. That emphasis also drew praise from housing advocates and developers, who viewed the 2005 guidelines skeptically.
Stuart Waldman, president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, said the air board's latest advisory "just shows that the original policy was unrealistic to begin with."
December Media Mentions
2 - VC Star - Don't Destroy Santa Susana Lab Site
8 - SFVBJ - VICA Installs New Board, Chairwoman
11 - SFVBJ - My Holiday Wish List
12 - Fox & Hounds - VICA Calls for Consolidated Special Elections
13 - LA Times - L.A. Backs Requirements That Could Freeze Out Wells Fargo From City Contract
14 - KPCC - The California Response to the GOP Tax Bill
27 - LA Times - Regulators Warned Against Housing Near Freeways Due to Health Risks. Now They're Warming to It.
29 - KABC - McIntyre in the Morning: Building Next to Freeways