Jun 14th LAC | Speaker Congressman Calvert

Jun 14th LAC |  Speaker Congressman Calvert

The Building Industry Association – Riverside County (BIA-RC) Chapter held their Annual Legislative Luncheon on June 14, 2019 with guest speaker, Congressmen Ken Calvert who represents California’s 42nd Congressional District. The luncheon was generously co-sponsored by Eastern Municipal Water District and Western Municipal Water…

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Mar 6th LAC | Speaker Rick Bishop, WRCOG

Mar 6th LAC | Speaker Rick 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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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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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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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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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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June 5th LAC | Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District

June’s Government Affairs Committee meeting had a change of scenery and was held with the coordination of the Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District at their Facilities office.  The membership and attending dignitaries were benefited by a brief tour of the facility and many of its unique industrial innovations that could serve to benefit future building...

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LAC Luncheon | March & April 2014

This March we were honored to feature keynote speaker Congressman Ken Calvert who currently represents the 42nd Congressional District that encompasses parts of Riverside, Corona and stretches out towards Southwest Riverside County to the City of Temecula. Congressman Calvert is a longtime friend to the industry with a background in real estate and development affording him keen insight into the issues builders face...  

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LAC Event Wrap Up

On Wednesday, October 2nd, the BIA’s Legislative Affairs Committee featured a presentation on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan from Western Municipal Water District’s General Manager John Rossi. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan entails a multifaceted approach to solving Southern California’s water issues as we face an exponentially growing population.  It also seeks to restore habitat in the San Joaquin Bay Delta while ultimately...

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A Tale of Four Cities | LAC Luncheon, August 14th

On Wednesday, August 14th, the BIA’s Legislative Affairs Committee featured the four Mayors of California’s newest cities which all reside within the borders of Riverside County.  Our guests included the City of Eastvale’s Mayor Ike Bootsma, the City of Wildomar’s Mayor Timothy Walker, the City of Menifee’s Mayor Scott Mann and the City of Jurupa Valley’s Mayor Verne Lauritzen.  Mayor Lauritzen also serves as Chief of Staff to Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone. The presentation uniquely focused on their individual experiences in office...

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