News Release
For Immediate Release
May 14, 2020
Contact: Jean Nakano

BOE Chairman Vazquez Issues Statement on Governor's May Revised Budget

Sacramento – California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Antonio Vazquez issued this statement about Governor Gavin Newsom's May Revision of his proposed budget for 2020-21:

“I agree with Governor Newsom that there are critical fiscal challenges facing Californians, and I commend his efforts to ensure funding for education and public safety, as well as support for small business and job creation. He wisely prioritizes the essential services that California needs now as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic – and will need going forward as we restart the economy and address the emerging recession. These proposed investments are foundational to Californians' ability to both survive the recession and prepare for our state's recovery and renewed success.”

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.