Innovation Dialog with Malia Cohan, the first African American woman to serve on California State Board of Equalization
Innovation Dialog with Malia Cohan, the first African American woman to serve on the California State Board of Equalization
On Thursday, May 19, 2022, the interview with Malia Cohen, the Chair of the California State Board of Equalization, was held on the Ding Ding TV branding show “Innovation Dialog”. Chair Malia Cohen is a hard-working and experienced leader specializing in overseeing and managing the disbursement of the state’s financial resources. As a San Francisco native and the first Black woman elected to the California State Board of Equalization, she insists on advancing social justice and equity. Chair Malia Cohen focuses on making public dollars work for everyone, and she is running for Controller to build a fairer and more equitable California for all.
During the interview, the founder and CEO of Ding Ding TV, Diana Ding, asked how taxpayers can access the information to know where their money goes. Chair Malia Cohen answered that she had planned to add a translation function on the website to make the information accessible to the taxpayers who speak languages other than English. Chair Malia Cohen also had decided to publish the relevant information on Ding Ding TV. Diana Ding later asked what Chair Malia Cohen had learned from the fact that some people who were not qualified for financial assistance received money from the government during the pandemic. Chair Malia Cohen mentioned that she had planned to build a team to eliminate the waste of the financial assistance
Guest speaker: Malia Cohen, Chair, California Board of EqualizationGuest speaker: Malia Cohen, Chair, California Board of Equalization
Malia serves on the California State Board of Equalization, the first African American woman to serve on the Board. She represents 10 million people living in 23 counties throughout the state. Prior to being elected to the Board of Equalization, Malia served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She currently serves as President of the San Francisco Police Commission where she is a strong voice for police accountability. As Chair of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS), Malia led the e ort to divest from fossil fuels and thermal coal investments and moved $100 million into a fossil fuel-free index fund. Malia has dedicated her career to building a better future for everyone in her community. She has championed policies and programs that protect public health, foster economic development, promote new affordable housing, and that create good jobs. Malia was born and raised in San Francisco. As State Controller, Malia will fight for：
A fair tax structure for all Californians
Economic equality and growing