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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
VICA continues to have strong concerns about the proposed ordinance requiring residential developers to invest in County-approved art or pay the equivalent of 1 percent of their project value into a County Arts Fund. The proposal will be heard by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 23.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
“Contrary to the Yes campaign’s claims, the No on Measure EE campaign wasn’t against public education or children; rather, it was against a poorly written tax measure with weak oversight and no real accountability,” said Stuart Waldman, VICA president.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
VICA President Stuart Waldman and Chair Lisa Gritzner respond to the results of the 2019 Homeless Count
Thursday, May 30, 2019
On Tuesday, I'm voting NO on Measure EE, a new property tax which will cost homeowners hundreds of dollars per year. Proponents of Measure EE say the money will go to schools, but there's NO guarantee this money will actually go to classrooms and NO meaningful accountability or oversight. Measure EE is a bailout of LAUSD, a school district which is failing students, and will allow them to keep paying for the status quo.
Monday, April 29, 2019
I see it every day and I was happy to read some numbers to back it up: the San Fernando Valley is thriving in many ways. A recent report done for the Business Journal’s Economic Forecast Breakfast by California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting shows that the Valley’s economy grew an average of more than 4 percent annually between 2014 and 2018. That’s better than Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Whether or not you are a fan of the show we have to admit that HBO and Game of Thrones have dominated the water cooler TV show talk for quite some time now. In this article, we will walk you through how GOT pulled off a marketing miracle and how you can take advantage of the tactics they followed.
Monday, April 1, 2019
I’m a father of two beautiful, energetic, smart kids, the oldest of whom is about to start kindergarten. As many of my fellow parents will know, this has felt like an overwhelming decision for my wife and me. I know - it’s ‘just’ kindergarten. But choosing the right school means choosing where my son will thrive and form the bedrock of his education, career, and life. I want to do the best by him that I possibly can. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean my neighborhood elementary school. I’m fortunate enough to have options, but many of my neighbors don’t have a choice but to send their children to the local LAUSD school.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
VICA continues to have strong concerns about the movement towards codifying the Dynamex decision, and then carving out exemptions for certain industries.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
It’s important that every restaurant owner have trusted and knowledgeable business partners who can help protect them from some of the exposures inherent to the new industry landscape. In addition to retaining proper legal counsel, every business owner should take the time to speak with their insurance broker about the types of insurance coverages and what expressed limits should be used to protect the owner’s business, as well as, personal interest.