March 3rd LAC | Annual Legislative Update

March 3rd LAC | Annual Legislative Update

On March  3rd, the Building Industry Association, Riverside County Chapter hosted its LAC Luncheon.   The event was held at the Riverside Convention Center and was sponsored by the Lincoln Club of Riverside, with Congressman Ken Calvert as the Key Note Speaker.  Our guest speakers were Nathan Miller of the Lincoln Club and Congressman Ken Calvert.

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2016 Local Election REPORT CARD | Riverside County

2016 Local Election REPORT CARD | Riverside County

Success for the home building industry: 23 wins in the city office and 3 wins in the school board race. In the water agencies and special districts the industry had 7 wins. Three candidates won in the Senate and Assembly. Congressional candidate Ken Calvert won. The industry propositions and measure DD all passed.  

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Government Affairs Update | Jun 2016

Government Affairs Update | Jun 2016

As was predicted, this year has been an extremely challenging one for our industry. The challenges are highlighted by proposed increases in school fees, water/sewer fees and developer impact fees (DIFs). School Fees:  Without question, the most significant event that has impacted our industry thus far this year is the action taken by the State Allocations Board (SAB).  On May....

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Government Affairs Update | November 2015

Government Affairs Update | November 2015

Proposed JCSD Fee Increase: No official date has been set for a hearing on the subject of the proposed Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) fee increase. There are rumors that this will come before the JCSD Board in mid-December. Discussions of offsets have also been put forward by JCSD staff. We are still waiting on the nexus study to be shared with BIA. We remain in constant ...

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June 10th LAC | Where East Meets West

June 10th LAC | Where East Meets West

Earlier this month in the aftermath of Gubernatorial Drought Mandates and State Water Resources Control Board Regulation without a parachute, we somehow managed to avoid and evade some major concerns that were for a time up in the air.  Much of it was in thanks to our partners and partnerships with both the Eastern and Western Municipal Water Districts...

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Government Affairs Update-February

Government Affairs Update-February

The Chapter Governmental Affairs Team Continues to work with the County of Riverside and the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency on their pending adoption of their nexus studies.   The Governmental Affairs team will also continue to monitor the Cities of Lake Elsinore, San Jacinto, Menifee, Murrieta and Beaumont as they are all in varying points with the preparation of their DIF...

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Meet the DPO: Mission Accomplished

Meet the DPO: Mission Accomplished

On Tuesday, February 17th, The Building Industry Association (BIA) Membership, in concert with the Desert Contractors Association (DCA) gathered in the Desert and we met the Desert Public Officials.  Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, La Quinta Mayor Linda Evans, Indio Mayor Pro Tem Glenn Miller and Palm Desert City Councilmember Jan Harnik joined a distinguished ...

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Senator for a Day

Senator for a Day

On Wednesday, December 10th the Riverside County BIA was fortunate to feature Senator Mike Morrell as speaker, wrapping up yet another year of Legislative Action Committee gatherings where our members and friends to the industry have benefited from the opportunity to hear and weigh in on a host of topics from a diverse group of speakers.  Once again our event yielded standing...

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Victory for BIA 2014 Endorsed Candidates!

Victory for BIA 2014 Endorsed Candidates!

BIA Riverside County would like to congratulate all of our endorsed 2014 victorious candidates!  While there remains a few close contests that might possibly change in the coming days, most of these contest results look good and should hold steady.  Many of these candidates were involved in hard fought races and overcame...

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Primary Election Results

Primary Election Results

Below is a somewhat comprehensive wrap up of our recent local 2014 Primary results.  On a less local level we had met with State Board of Equalization Candidate Diane Harkey and were early supporters of her campaign whose district will encompass all or parts of Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Imperial, Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  She was the second highest vote getter due to the more crowded field of Republicans...

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