We've invested more in new housing than at any point in our history. Now, we are removing some key local barriers to housing production. This crisis has been more than a half century in the making, and this Administration is just getting started on solutions."
- Governor Gavin Newsom on signing a package of housing bills including VICA-supported SB 330 and AB 68.
More Homes for the Valley with Governor's Signature on VICA-Sponsored Bill
VICA is proud to announce Governor Gavin Newsom has signed VICA-sponsored bill AB 1560, authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman, into law. The approval of AB 1560 will allow the Valley to maximize housing along bus rapid transit (BRT) lines and optimize the investments we're making in our transit system. AB 1560 will amend
the definition of Major Transit Stop to include BRT lines, allowing Metro's Orange Line and future BRT lines to qualify for incentives and CEQA exemptions.
The development of transit-oriented communities will transform the Valley. Sponsoring this bill and getting it through the Legislature is only the first step in meeting the Valley's unmet housing demand.
Thank you to Assemblymember Friedman for her partnership on this bill, and thank you to Governor Newsom for signing this important legislation for the Valley into law.
|Click here to read VICA's press release.
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
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Toll Bros- Cascades at Westcliffe
20340 W. Aberdeen Lane, Porter Ranch
Council Member, District 12
Oil Well Setback at Los Angeles City Council Energy Committee
|On Tuesday, he Los Angeles City Council Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee will discuss the Petroleum Administrator's recommendation to increase setback distances for future and existing oil wells. According to the report, implementing the recommended increased setbacks of 600 feet from residences and schools on existing oil and gas wells and 1,500 feet for future oil and gas development, could cost the City upward of $90 billion because of permanent losses to mineral and surface owners in the city. Shutting down oil and gas production will make us even more dependent on imported foreign oil and less energy independent. If we don't produce energy locally, we are forced to import more of it from countries that don't hire Californians, pay California taxes or care about our rigorous environmental regulations and health protections.
Let the City Council Energy Committee know you oppose this proposal by providing comment at the upcoming committee meeting:
WHEN: Tuesday, October 15 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall, Room 1010, 200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
|Click here to send a letter on the oil well setback.
Proposed Ordinance Details on Predictive Scheduling Released
The Los Angeles City Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) recently released its implementation report for a proposed predictive scheduling ordinance. The ordinance would apply to retail employers with over 300 employees globally, and would require those employers to provide schedules 14 days in advance. The BCA recommended that employees working an additional shift be compensated an extra hour of pay, and half pay for each hour not worked if a shift is reduced or canceled. The report raises some questions and concerns, including a proposed requirement that employers provide a good-faith estimate of average hours, a four year record-keeping requirement and a proposed new private right of action.
for more information or to be involved in the VICA working group on this issue.
VICA Victories from the Governor's Desk
This week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of housing bills that will have a positive impact on the San Fernando Valley's housing stock. This package included VICA-supported bills
, which temporarily changes housing laws to expedite housing construction, and
, which allows for the development of more accessory dwelling unit (ADU) construction. This comes after other major victories for housing with the passage of
, exempting supportive housing from CEQA, and VICA-sponsored
Governor Newsom also agreed with VICA in vetoing
AB 1451, which sought to restrict ballot initiative signature-gatherers. This would have barred many Californians from participating in the democratic process.
Land Use Committee (10/8)
Hosted by The Garland
- Melvin Sanchez presented on the Southern California Association of Governments' (SCAG) draft methodology for the 6th Regional Housing Needs Assessment.
- Tommy Newman, Director of Public Affairs of United Way's "Everyone In" Campaign, presented on how Measure HHH has addressed homelessness in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
- The committee discussed the City of Los Angeles' new Vehicle Miles Traveled Thresholds and Guidelines.
Not-For-Profit Committee (10/10)
Child Care Resource Center
- The committee spotlighted Child Care Resource Center Development Manager Shauna Carter.
- Bobby Kobara from the Mayor's Office of Budget and Innovation presented on the role of not-for-profit organizations in the 2020 Census.
- Thalia Nawi (Education First) gave a presentation on the Los Angeles County Office of Education's new intiatives for supporting students, families and educators.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Join us for our Comics For Kids Gala and Auction event. This is Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley's premier fundraising event attended by over 300 guests! This year's event will be featuring Jay Leno and will honor community leaders and philanthropists while featuring entertainment, dining, live and silent auctions, as well as VIP experiences.
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