Mar 6th LAC | Speaker Rich Bishop, WRCOG

Mar 6th LAC | Speaker Rich Bishop, WRCOG

On March 6th, the BIA hosted an audience gathered at the Riverside Convention Center for the BIA’s Legislative Affairs Committee Luncheon. At the Luncheon we heard from Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) Executive Director Rick Bishop who gave an overview of what a Council of Governments is and how WRCOG is…

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Government Affair Update | Apr 2019

Government Affair Update | Apr 2019

Spring is upon us, and with it, the buzz of activity throughout Riverside and Imperial Counties abounds. The development community continues to see a push from jurisdictions to bring forward new fees. While permit numbers seem stable, it should be noted that that this level of growth is still relatively small, only last year, surpassing…

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Dec 6th LAC | Honoring 2018 President-Chris Edgar

Dec 6th LAC | Honoring 2018 President-Chris Edgar

On December 6th, with the help of our Sponsor, Western Riverside Council of Governments, a packed audience gathered at the Riverside Convention Center for the BIA’s Holiday Legislative Affairs Committee Luncheon. We heard from WRCOG’s Executive Director Rick Bishop who gave a brief review of the year. Bishop also …

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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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