News Release
For Immediate Release
February 4, 2019
Contact: Jean Nakano

BOE Vice Chair Antonio Vazquez to Speak at CNPA Legislative Forum

Sacramento - Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair Antonio Vazquez will participate in a "Conversations with Constitutional Officers" panel, part of the California News Publishers' Association (CNPA) Legislative Forum being held at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel at 500 J Street, Sacramento, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. The lunch segment of the daylong forum begins at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. CNPA, California Black Media, and the First Amendment Coalition will partner to host the event.

Vazquez's remarks will focus on the importance of property tax to the state's economic stability and budget – providing funding for critical public services for California cities and counties.

"California's statewide property tax revenue is over $63 billion, with assessed property values reaching $111 trillion," Vazquez said. "The new BOE board has a lot of important work to do to help businesses, nonprofits, property owners, and local governments in addressing the affordable housing crisis, Prop. 13, and property tax appeals."

The California News Publishers Association protects California's news industry through legislative advocacy and champions the ideals of a free press throughout the state.

Elected on November 6, 2018, Board Member Antonio Vazquez is the Third District Member of the California State Board of Equalization, representing more than 9.5 million residents in Los Angeles, a portion of San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. Vazquez previously served on the Santa Monica City Council for over 10 years, including holding the offices of Mayor Pro Tempore in 2015 and Mayor in 2016.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board that serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.