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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, February 3, 2020
    Last week, I was up in Sacramento speaking with legislators on one of our monthly advocacy trips with our members of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. A new year brings new bills: hundreds of ideas, some fresh, and some old. The new year also brings an opportunity to fix the unintended consequences of past “new ideas,” many of which impact the business community... 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
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    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
    Friday, January 10, 2020
    For the last two years, our membership has determined that our main priority and focus should be to support policies that will help provide and develop more housing and shelter. The housing and homelessness crisis is continuing to worsen, and we believe the business community plays an important role in developing policies that will generate real solutions. Read more
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    This morning, Senator Scott Wiener re-introduced Senate Bill 50, reaffirming his relentless commitment to address California’s housing crisis. SB 50, or the More H.O.M.E.S. Act, failed to make it out of the Senate Appropriations Committee in 2019, turning it into a two-year bill. The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) is proud to continue our support for SB 50 and we applaud the tireless efforts by Senator Wiener to create a standard for how and where housing should be constructed. Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, January 6, 2020
    Few people would accuse me of being sentimental, but if there’s ever a time for it, it’s the first week of January. The holidays are over and the cracks in our economy, disguised during the December rush, are showing again. A few weeks ago, we got word that Corky’s, open for over 60 years and a San Fernando Valley icon, closed. Last month, two other Valley restaurant owners told me privately that 2020 will be their last... Read more
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    As a constituent and as a friend, I extend my warmest congratulations to Councilwoman Martinez. I’ve known Nury for 25 years since our undergraduate days at CSUN, and as Council President, I know that she will be a dynamic leader who will continue her fierce advocacy for her constituents, for Los Angeles, and for the San Fernando Valley. I have enormous respect and admiration for the tireless work that Nury does day in and day out and wish her well in her leadership role. Read more
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