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    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    Today, California lawmakers took action on Assembly Bill 1506 (Bloom), which would have repealed the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.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
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, January 8, 2018
    As advocates for the business community, our work will never be finished in California. Just when you think that there cannot possibly be any more laws to create, legislators dream up something new. As the New Year rolls around, employers are reading up on changes to labor law and how they can comply. Get comfortable: you’ll be reading for a while. You don’t need me to tell you how important it is to comply with every little new rule, no matter how obscure or how little it will actually affect your employees. Read more
    Thursday, January 4, 2018
    The Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) has released its 2018 Legislative Priorities, the top ten local and state policy issues that will shape VICA’s advocacy efforts this year. Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    California is the world’s sixth largest economy, and the Los Angeles region drives much of that economic output. In fact, recent federal data show that last year the Los Angeles-Orange counties metro area had a gross domestic product of $1 trillion, second only to the New York metro area and higher than most states and many entire nations. Read more
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    In light of recent resignations, San Fernando Valley voters will need to fill two vacancies in the State Assembly next year by special elections. In a letter today, VICA called for Governor Jerry Brown to concurrently schedule the special elections for Assembly Districts (AD) 39 and 45. Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    We’re now squarely in the holiday season. In November, we teach our children to give thanks for their blessings. But barely four weeks later, we ask them to put together their holiday wishlist so we can give them the things that they want. So in that contradictory but all-American spirit, here are the blessings that I’m grateful for, and my wishlist for the things I want to improve for our San Fernando Valley. Read more
    Friday, December 1, 2017
    Media Highlights and News, including stories on the housing crisis in Los Angeles and an economic forecast for the San Fernando Valley. Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    This month we celebrate America Recycles Day. This is a nationally recognized day to educate the public on recyclable materials and encourage people to make recycling a part of their daily routine. Each of us has a choice every day to invest a few extra minutes to properly recycle rather than tossing materials into the garbage or even worse…littering. Recycling can make a huge impact with some renewed habits. Read more
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