News Release
For Immediate Release
February 12, 2019
Contact: Jean Nakano

BOE Vice Chair Vazquez Issues Statement on State of the State Address

Sacramento - Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair Antonio Vazquez issued this statement on Governor Gavin Newsom's State of the State address today.

"As Governor Newsom so clearly explained, there is a lot to be done in California. I congratulate him for his plans to tackle the many inequities facing Californians, including contaminated drinking water, under-funded and struggling schools, homelessness - and the lack of affordable housing, good jobs, and adequate wages. I thank him for setting the story straight on our immigrants, who are a vital part of our economy and our communities. And I stand with him in working toward his vision of building 'one house for one California.'"

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.

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