October 5, 2018

In This Issue
"I have vetoed similar bills three times before because of what I view as unreasonable interference into university management... I believe this bill goes too far and could potentially limit the UC's appropriate contracting."

-  Governor Jerry Brown's Veto Message for AB 2361, which would have required reporting on contracts for the University of California, echoing VICA's position.


VICA Thanks Our Renewing Members






American Airports Corporation

Blossoms by Cherry

Bunim-Murray Productions

Holiday Inn Express - North Hollywood

Million Air Burbank

Rosenheim & Associates

Southern California Association of Governments

U-Frame It Gallery

VICA Welcomes our New Members



The Week Ahead

Galpin Auto Show
Sunday, Oct. 7
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Galpin Motors, Inc.
15505 Roscoe Blvd, North Hills
Click here to learn more

Land Use Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 9
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
The Garland
4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood
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Accessing LA
Wednesday, Oct. 10
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge 
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Manufacturing Committee Meeting
Sponsored by Mission Valley Bank
Wednesday, Oct. 10
8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
VICA Office
16600 Sherman Way, Suite 170, Van Nuys
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After Dark With Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel
Thursday, Oct. 11
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys
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Save the Date

One Generation Fall Boutique
Sunday, Oct. 14
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Encino Farmers Market
17400 Victory Blvd., 
Van Nuys
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Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Sponsored by 
Dolphin Group
Wednesday, Oct. 17 
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
VICA Office 
16600 Sherman Way, 
Suite 170, Van Nuys
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Leaders Forum With CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra
Thursday, Oct. 18
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sportsmen's Lodge
12833 Ventura Blvd.,
Studio City 
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Circle of Life Gala Honoring Martin M. Cooper
Sunday, Oct. 21
5:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles
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Business Forecast Conference
Friday, Oct. 26
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hilton Universal Hotel
555 Universal Drive,
Universal City
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Hot Issues 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined business and labor leaders on Wednesday to urge voters to reject Proposition 6. Garcetti echoed VICA's position when he said that a repeal of the state's new gas tax could delay transportation projects across the state.

Los Angeles could roll back rules preventing streets from being repaved. Due to policy dating back to the great depression, 374 streets in Los Angeles were ineligible to be repaved for decades. Councilman Bob Blumenfield has recommended to draft an ordinance to repeal the old rules and bring the streets back into public use, making them eligible to be repaved.

Kaiser Permanente has reached a tentative labor agreement with an alliance of union health care workers in eight states and Washington, D.C. that includes more than 30,000 workers in Southern California. It must now be ratified by union members.

The new VICA-opposed net neutrality laws have prompted a lawsuit from the Federal Government. Federal officials say that the new law oversteps the state's regulatory authority by regulating aspects of interstate commerce.  

New Law
California has become the first state to require women on corporate boards of publicly traded companies. The measure requires at least one female director on the board of California-based public corporations by the end of next year. 

Are You Registered to Vote?
The election is less than 5 weeks away, and while all eyes may be on the national stage, the 2018 election will have massive ramifications here in California. 

This election matters. Make sure you and your employees are registered to vote, and check out the VICA Voter Guide to learn more about these critical issues.

Presented by    

Last Chance to Register!
California State Assemblymember
Jesse Gabriel

Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys

Join VICA for our upcoming After Dark, featuring California State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel. Attendees enjoy hosted drinks and appetizers as they meet and interact with other prominent business leaders from the community.  VICA After Darks are complimentary to VICA members.

Non-members who are interested in attending are encouraged to contact Helene@vica.com.

Oppose City Council's Proposal to Misuse Taxpayer Dollars
VICA opposes the proposal by the City Council to establish a "right to counsel" ordinance for tenants facing an eviction case. Tenants, including tenants who have failed to pay their rent or caused damage to a property, will have the right to a free attorney under this proposal. This policy creates an unequal playing field for small rental property owners with already limited resources as they will be forced to fight eviction cases against tenants who have broken their lease agreement. Establishing a Right to Counsel program in Los Angeles will be a significant misuse of taxpayer dollars and prolong the already lengthy eviction process.
Join Assemblymember Nazarian at VICA's Government Affairs Committee
Join us at the VICA office on Wednesday, October 17th at noon for VICA's October Government Affairs Committee meeting and hear the latest legislative update from Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. Nazarian represents the 46th Assembly District. 

On October 6, 2018, join Homes 4 Families in going  Over the Edge for Veterans - a chance for the most daring donors to rappel down the Universal Hilton. 100 percent of the funds you raise will help build homes and provide services for low-income veterans and military families in North LA County. Click here to register or explore sponsorship opportunities, or call Donielle DeLeon at (818) 884-8808 x209.
Member Messages:
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VICA members can promote their business, events and news in VICA Weekly. Member messages are available for $50 per week or $175 for four weeks. Messages are text-based and may not contain more than 70 words. A logo may be added for an additional $5 per week. For more information or to schedule your member message, contact Helene@vica.com  or 
call (818) 817-0545.