2012 TOP 5 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Our Government Affairs team is tirelessly working to help our members in this industry. The top successes of 2012 were multiple temporary fee reduction extensions. The County of Riverside and the cities of Corona, Perris, and Beaumont all extended their temporary 50% DIF reductions through June of 2013. These reductions have been in place since 2009.

 

Temporary Fee Reduction Extensions

The County of Riverside and the cities of Corona, Perris, and Beaumont all extended their temporary 50% DIF reductions through June of 2013.  These reductions have been in place since 2009.

 

Permanent Fee Reductions

The Cities of Eastvale and Moreno Valley adopted permanent DIF reductions after an extensive nexus study process was completed.  The BIA Government Affairs team worked closely with these cities to successfully reduce the fees.

 

School Fee Reductions

Seven School Districts adopted reductions in their school fees.  These Districts include Menifee USD, Banning USD, San Jacinto USD, Imperial USD, Romoland USD, Perris High School District, and Jurupa USD.  On average, school fees throughout Riverside County have gone down 23% in the past 6 years.

 

TUMF Reduction Extension

With the help of industry leaders, the WRCOG Executive Committee once again approved an extension of the temporary 50% TUMF reduction opportunity and eliminated the $20 Million cap.  This 50% reduction ($4,400 per unit) expired on December 31, 2012 and is being phased back to 100% over a three month period ending March 31, 2013. 

 

Calimesa Tables Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

The City of Calimesa considered implementing an Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, which could have added additional burdens on development.  BIA opposed the ordinance and spoke against it at a joint City Council and Planning Commission meeting.  We are pleased to report that the City Council and Planning Commission tabled further discussion of Inclusionary Housing for at least 5 years.