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About Joe

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Whittier has been the HOME to three generations of Vinatieris. Joe was born and raised in Whittier, attended Whittier schools and is a partner at the Whittier law firm of Bewley, Lassleben and Miller.  Joe and his recently deceased wife, Sandy, are proud parents of three married children: Sarah, Joe and Susanna who attended some of the same Whittier schools as their father.

Joe is an expert in California state finance and taxation. His knowledge of state government is a timely resource  as Whittier continues to seek new opportunities such as the Nelles/Lincoln Project as well as new fiscal challenges due to state mandates and economic uncertainty. Joe is an appointed voting delegate to the California League of Cities, Revenue and Taxation Committee.

Locally, Joe is active with the Greater Whittier YMCA, HOT (Hispanic Outreach Task Force), Boy Scouts of America, and teaching Kid’s Church at Plymouth Congregational Church.


Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority, Member
Southeast Water Coalition, Alternate
Gateway Cities Council of Governments, Alternate, SR91/I-605 Corridor Cities


Nelles Sub-Committee
All-America City
Central Library


Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, Aerospace and Defense Job Council