News Release
For Immediate Release
February 21, 2019
Contact: Jean Nakano

BOE Vice Chair Vazquez to Participate in VICA Legislative Q and A

Sacramento - Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair Antonio Vazquez will join other state officeholders to address California's top legislative issues at the 2019 State Officeholders Dinner presented by the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The dinner and informative Q and A session will be held at Universal Studios Hollywood, Sound Stage 29, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608.

Through an informal, fast-paced platform, business leaders from the San Fernando Valley area will have the opportunity to question Vazquez and other officeholders regarding public policy issues at this annual event.

"I look forward to connecting with local business leaders at this dynamic event to inform business professionals about important property tax legislation," said Vazquez. "I commend VICA's efforts to educate and advocate for the San Fernando Valley business community."

The event will also feature State Controller Betty Yee, Board of Equalization Member Mike Schaefer; State Senators Ben Allen, Steven Bradford, Bob Hertzberg, and Holly Mitchell; and Assemblymembers Laura Friedman, Tim Grayson, Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Adrin Nazarian, Luz Rivas, Robert Rivas, Blanca Rubio, Miguel Santiago, and Christy Smith.

VICA is a business advocacy organization with a mission to enhance the economic vitality of the greater San Fernando Valley region by advocating for a better business climate and quality of life.

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.