News Release
For Immediate Release
April 7, 2020
Contact: Jean Nakano

Virtual Town Hall to Address COVID-19 Issues Affecting Property and Business Owners

Los Angeles Area – Board of Equalization Chairman Antonio Vazquez, Senator Ben Allen, Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang and Tax Collector Keith Knox, Santa Monica City Council Member Greg Morena, and BizFed (Los Angeles County Business Federation) will host a Virtual Town Hall to discuss issues surrounding COVID-19 impacts, property tax agencies, filing deadlines, penalty waivers, and information from state and local agencies on Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Limited registration is available for this event, but additional Virtual Town Halls will be scheduled to allow for wider participation.

“During this complex COVID-19 pandemic, we want to help clear up any confusion for property and business owners,” Vazquez stated. “This Virtual Town Hall will allow property/business owners to interact with business leaders and state and local elected officials from the comfort of their homes or offices” he added.

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.