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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
    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
    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
    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
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    The current global health crisis has ushered in a rapid recession which is decimating the economy, jobs and businesses. In the midst of this global health crisis, the Los Angeles City Council will meet on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to adopt several emergency measures. Two of the measures will dictate how employers can react to the financial crisis resulting from COVID-19. Councilmembers Bonin, Harris-Dawson, Koretz and separately, Cedillo have introduced motions to instruct the Los Angeles City Attorney to draft ordinances Read more
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Van Nuys, Calif. – The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) is actively monitoring all measures taken by elected officials to address the outbreak of COVID-19. Today the Los Angeles City Council introduced approximately 40 emergency motions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus and assisting those impacted by the outbreak. Read more
    Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Van Nuys, Calif. – The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) is disappointed that the California State Senate has rejected Senate Bill 50 (Wiener) for the second year in a row. SB 50 would have pushed for more multi-family housing to be built along high-quality transit, leveraging our statewide investments in transit improvements. 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
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