Malia Cohen

Malia M. Cohen

Chair, Board of Equalization, 2nd District

News Release
For Immediate Release
February 21, 2019

NR 19-03
Contact: 916-445-4081

Chairwoman Malia M. Cohen celebrates Lunar New Year by participating in the Chinese New Year Parade

Sacramento – Chairwoman Malia M. Cohen announced that she will be participating in the Chinese New Year Parade on February 23, 2019. San Francisco is home to one of the biggest Asian Pacific Islander communities in the United States and the annual Chinese New Year Parade has long been one of the most memorable, spectacular San Franciscan events. This year is no different.

"As a native San Franciscan, I am thankful and proud to celebrate Lunar New Year with my friends and community every year," said Chairwoman Malia M. Cohen. "Our annual Chinese New Year celebration in Chinatown always brings back childhood memories and connects our communities. I hope the Year of the Pig will bring you happiness."

Malia M. Cohen is the Chair of the California State Board of Equalization representing nearly 10 million constituents residing in 23 counties in Northern and Central California, extending from Del Norte County in the north to Santa Barbara County in the south. Chair Cohen is the youngest Constitutional Officer serving in California.

The Board of Equalization is California's statewide elected tax board. Its five members include four members elected in districts, and the State Controller. Under its constitutional mandate, the BOE oversees the assessment practices of the state's 58 county assessors, who are charged with establishing values for approximately 13.6 million assessments each year. In addition, the BOE assesses the property of regulated railroads and specific public utilities, and is responsible for the alcoholic beverage tax and tax on insurers.

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