October 6, 2017

In This Issue
"The state needs the water. We gotta have it."

- Governor Brown, on the California WaterFix Project
Media Highlights 

Business Groups Warn Republicans to Not Oppose the State's New Gas Tax
October 5

Metro Considers Orange Line Time-Saving Measures
October 4

How the New Housing Bills Are Expected to Revamp Affordable Housing
October 4

Corporate Presence
October 2


VICA Thanks Our Renewing Members

Bronze Member

Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic (FAST)

Granada Hills Charter High School

U-Frame It Gallery 

VICA Welcomes Our New Members 

Bronze Member

American Airports Corporation 
Southern California Association of Governments 
Next Week 

Over the Edge for Veterans
Hosted by Homes 4 Families
Saturday, Oct. 7 
All Day Event
Hilton Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Dr., Universal City
Click here for more information.

Take on the Streets 2K & Family Festival
Hosted by Village Family Services
Sunday, Oct. 8
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
North Hollywood Park
Click here for more information.

Land Use Committee Meeting
Hosted by The Garland
Tuesday, Oct. 10
8 to 10 a.m.
The Garland 
4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood
Click here to RSVP

Leaders Forum with Senator Tammy Duckworth
Tuesday, Oct. 10
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Airtel Plaza Hotel
7227 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys
Click here for more information

Information Session on East Valley Transit Corridor
Hosted by Metro
Tuesday, Oct. 10
5:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Van Nuys State Building Auditorium
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys

Manufacturing Committee Meeting
Hosted by Bobrick
Thursday, Oct. 12
8:30 to 10 a.m.
Bobrick Washroom 
6901 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood
Click  here to RSVP

Valley Cultural Center's Dancing With Our Valley Stars
Featuring VICA President Stuart Waldman
Friday, October 13
6 to 10 p.m.
Warner Center Marriott
21850 Oxnard St, Woodland Hills
Click here for more information. 

Save The Date

Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Hosted by Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Noon to 2 p.m.
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark St., Tarzana
Click here to RSVP

Healthcare Committee Meeting 
Hosted by Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Thursday, Oct. 19
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St., Van Nuys
Click here to RSVP

2017 Business Forecast Conference
Presented by Wells Fargo and SoCal Gas
Friday, Oct. 20
7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hilton Universal City
555 Universal Dr, Universal City
Click here to RSVP

Great Futures Gala
Hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley
Friday, Oct. 27
6:30 p.m.
Warner Center Marriott Hotel
Click here for more information.

Hot Issues

Democrats Wendy Carrillo and Luis Lopez will compete for Rep. Jimmy Gomez's former Assembly seat, in the AD-51 run-off on December 5.

California GOP Vice Chair Kristin Olsen, has announced her resignation, opening up the search for the next state Republican leade r.

President Trump's tax plan may result in tax hikes for middle-class households, according to Administration officials.

It will no longer be illegal to start crossing a road when the red hand is flashing, provided pedestrians finish crossing by the end of the countdown.

Governor Brown signed legislation that makes California a 'sanctuary state' with limits on state and local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities
Stop Undemocratic Bill That Will Increase Property Fees Without Voter Approval
VICA urges its members to ask Governor Brown to veto a bill which would make it easier to raise your property fees without voter approval. Senate Bill 231 (Hertzberg) would redefine "sewer" for the purpose of Proposition 218 to include stormwater services, resulting in stormwater service-related fees being exempt from voter approval requirements. SB 231 would allow local governments to enact higher property fees and taxes for stormwater-related projects without seeking voter approval. This bill is an undemocratic attempt to bypass the will of the voters and undermines the intent of Proposition 218. VICA recognizes the importance of stormwater capture and drought preparedness, but this bill opens the door to infringing on Californians' rights under Proposition 218.
Please join us in welcoming
Tammy Duckworth
U.S. Senator, D-Illinois

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
12:30 - 2 p.m.
The Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7227 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys

Join us as we meet U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth for a Leaders Forum on Tuesday, October 10. Senator Duckworth was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 after representing Illinois's Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms. She serves on the Environment & Public Works Committee; the Energy & Nautral Resources Committee; the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee; and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. Senator Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and former Assistant Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. She served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years before retiring from military service in 2014. Senator Duckworth attended college at the University of Hawaii and earned a Master of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University. 
Oppose Bill to Increase Administrative Costs to University of California

On October 7, 2017, join Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV and Homes 4 Families in going Over the Edge for Veterans - a chance for the most daring donors to rappel down the Hilton Universal City. 100 percent of the funds you raise will help build homes and provide services for veteran families in North Los Angeles County. Click here to register or explore sponsorship opportunities, or call Donielle DeLeon at (818) 884-8808.

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