April 29, 2019
All the Way to Washington DC    
Michael Strech, President and CEO  
Next week the North State BIA Government Affairs team will join over 400 of Sacramento's business leaders and elected officials in the nation's capitol to meet with members of Congress and agency officials on regional topics that improve our economic livelihood and our ability to build homes.  Originated by the Metro Chamber nearly 50 years ago, Capitol-to-Capitol (Cap-to-Cap), is the largest delegation of its kind to advocate on behalf of a region's businesses. 
This year, Chris Norem and Jeff Short of the BIA government affairs team will be advocating for federal transportation funding to improve roads that are vital to the region, as well as regulatory streamlining of the various permits necessary to build communities. While most land use issues are decided at the local level, federal funding, monetary policy and many environment regulatory issues reside within the hands of the federal government.  Cap-to-Cap provides the opportunity for policymakers to hear from local business leaders and elected officials on the issues that have a direct impact on local businesses. 
Chris Norem will be working with the Land Use and Natural Resources group to advocate for streamlined processes that would increase the efficiency of issuing various permits including advocating for agencies to finalize Habitat Conservation Plans which create regulatory consistency in areas where the local environment could be affected by home building. 
Additionally, Jeff Short will be working in the transportation sector asking our congressional members to pass a comprehensive federal transportation-funding package that would help Sacramento move forward with projects including the Hwy 65 interchange.  Jeff will be part of a team requesting federal matching of funding from the state that will help these projects move forward as soon as possible. 
Cap-to-Cap is an important opportunity for our government affairs team to bring local issues to a national stage.  Our advocates will strongly represent the building industry and our cause next week, and we are confident in their ability to gain support at a national level. 

Michael Strech
President and CEO, North State BIA      

Rocklin City Manager Speaks to Placer Builder/Developer Council
Recently City Manager Steve Rudolph updated the Placer BDC regarding City of Rocklin issues, including single-family permit issuances through March, which were only 50% compared to previous years. Additionally, Rocklin's circulation element will be presented to their Planning Commission on April 30th. Rudolph stated that Rocklin is feeling pressure from Governor Newsom tying SB1 funding to RHNA numbers like many other jurisdictions in the region which would likely come to a head for Rocklin in early summer.
Placer County Board of Supervisors Appoints New District 5 Supervisor
Placer County's board unanimously voted Cindy Gustafson to fill the District 5 vacancy left by Supervisor Montgomery, who accepted an appointment to serve as Governor Newsom's Forest Management Task Force. Supervisor Gustafson officially began her term on April 22nd and will serve till the end of 2020.
Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP) 2019B Applications Due May 1st
California Statewide Communities Development Authority's (CSCDA) first annual issuance of SCIP pooled financing Bonds is underway for 2019. There are currently 17 participating projects, all new single-family or multi-family residential developments located throughout 8 different counties in California. The anticipated size of the bond issue is between $40 and 45 million in par amount, planned to price this April and close in May. CSCDA is accepting applications through May 1st for the Statewide Community Infrastructure Program's Annual Fall "Series B" financing, expected to price in August and close in September 2019. The application to do so is found  here.

Harassment Prevention Training - Required by State Law 
California employers with 5 or more employees are  required by law to provide two hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to all supervisors and one hour of such training to nonsupervisory employees before January 1, 2020.  Attend this in-person workshop training presented by Yvette Davis with Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP. 

Register for this event now to secure your employees' spots. 
Attendee price: $50, groups of 5-9 receive a 10% discount, groups of 10+ receive a 20% discount.   

Last Chance to Register for PCBC 
Register today to access cutting-edge homebuilding products on our expanded Exhibit Floor, trends and industry highlights through the education and cultivated opportunities to connect with industry titans. Make the most of your investment by  registering early to receive an additional discount! 

May 29: Pre-Conference Events 
May 30-31: Exhibits & Conference 
San Francisco, Moscone Center 

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
Big Day of Giving This Thursday!  
The Sacramento region's 24-hour community-wide initiative to grow local philanthropy is here, Big Day of Giving!

This Thursday, May 2nd join the Big Day of Giving movement by donating to the Building Industry's charity of choice,       North State BIA's HommeAid Sacramento.  This year, a portion of all donations will be given to the Building Universal Industry Leaders and Diversity (BUILD) class.  The BUILD class will be building a play structure and shade area for Volunteers of America's veterans' apartment complex as their community service project and HomeAid is here to help them accomplish this goal!

You can schedule your donation for May 2nd now at www.bigdayofgiving.org/homeaidsac or by dropping a check made out to HomeAid off at the BIA office with "Big Day of Giving" in the memo line. Help support both of these worthy causes and make our community proud. 

Skilled Trades Job Fair: A Huge Success 
Thank you to all member companies that made the Skilled Trades Job Fair a success!

This year, the Skilled Trades Job Fair had 43 exhibitors and 266 event attendees making it our biggest fair yet. We surveyed exhibitors and 64% found the job seekers to be above average, 50% scheduled interviews and 94% found that the fair was helpful to their applicant search. 

Senior Hiring Fair and Summer Internships 
Nine employers participated in the Senior Hiring Event and selected 36 graduating high school seniors to work for them upon graduation. Way to go Class of 2019!
The Senior Hiring Fair is open to the students who participate in the after school workshops and/or the summer internship programs.  These students attend the fair with hands on experience and are ready to go to work. We're delighted to serve both employers and the community while closing the industry's labor shortage gap. 
It's not too late to sign up to host a high school intern this summer for 160 hours. Contact Amanda Reynaud for more details.

May is NSBIA Open Enrollment Month    
May is Open Enrollment month for all NSBIA members for Kaiser through Ames Grenz Insurance Services.  All NSBIA individual and group members are eligible to enroll in any of the Kaiser Association medical plans for a June 1st, 2019 effective date.  To learn more, click here

NAHB Member Benefits
All North State BIA members automatically become NAHB members. As a benefit of being a member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies.
NAHB members can access each program using the co-branded links below, or  download an overview of all discounts including phone numbers and program codes.
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