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    Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    The new service plan will help better connect the Warner Center to the Orange Line bus rapid transit, allowing employees, shoppers and residents easier access to public transit. Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, February 5, 2018
    I was watching A Christmas Story with my kids recently, and it rang a little too true. You will recall that our hero, Ralphie, really, really, really wants a Red Ryder BB gun – and when he gets it, he nearly shoots his own eye out. I think that all kids have this experience to some extent. Happily, my own kids haven’t shot their own eye out (yet) but as kids grow up, they learn the lesson that not everything they want is necessarily good for them. Read more
    Monday, February 5, 2018
    California State Legislators have wasted no time bringing forward proposals to raise taxes even further on hardworking California families and small businesses, following the passage of federal tax reform. Read more
    Monday, February 5, 2018
    Senator Ricardo Lara introduced Senate Bill 946, which would prohibit cities from adopting rules or regulations related to sidewalk vending without first implementing a licensing program. Even then, regulations limiting the number of vendors or requiring the consent of neighboring businesses would be prohibited. Read more
    Thursday, February 1, 2018
    The movement of people and goods is essential to the economic vitality of California. Proposition 69, which will be on the June ballot, is a critically important measure that will help ensure our state’s infrastructure needs are adequately addressed. Read more
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    VICA welcomes today’s approval of the Twenty-Eight by ’28 Initiative by the LA Metro Board of Directors. The Twenty-Eight by ’28 Initiative highlights 28 Metro projects for completion by the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read more
    Friday, January 19, 2018
    Recently approved school district measure will democratize data for greater accessibility, transparency and accountability. Read more
    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    Today, California lawmakers took action on Assembly Bill 1506 (Bloom), which would have repealed the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) has strongly opposed this bill, which would have allowed rent control to be imposed on new developments. VICA President Stuart Waldman said: “Today’s action by the California Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee was a smart decision and demonstrates that rent control is not a solution to the California housing crisis." Read more
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Media Highlights and News, including stories on housing development and federal tax reform. Read more
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018
    Last month, VICA wrote to Governor Brown requesting concurrent special election dates for Assembly Districts 39 (East San Fernando Valley) and 45 (West San Fernando Valley) to minimize the disruption for San Fernando Valley voters. Swift elections on concurrent dates will ensure that the San Fernando Valley regains full representation in the California State Assembly as quickly as possible. Read more
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