A WEEK WITH BIA
MARGARITA MARCH MADNESS
This week we held our Annual "Margarita March Madness" event! This is one of our biggest events of the year, bringing together a diverse group of our members to network and mingle with their colleagues and industry partners. The event followed a busy day of BIA-LAV Committee Meetings and our bi-monthly BIA-LAV Board Meeting. Thank you to the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas and our event sponsors; Presenting Sponsor- El Dorado Stone, Silver Sponsors- Finance of America Mortgage, Landscape Development, Oakridge Landscape, Weston Mason, and Event Sponsor- C9 Balloons. Because of you, this was another fun and successful event!
BIA-LAV MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
On Thursday, March 21st, the BIA-LAV Membership Committee met at Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas, to discuss membership efforts and celebrate successes. Those in attendance were Committee Chair and Board Member, Rick White of Larrabure Framing, Alan Ching of CSMC Mortgage, Tim Fish of Mega Western, Manny Rivera of Watt Communities, and BIA-LAV Member Services Manager, Karen Moreno Scott. Thank you to our dedicated committee members! For more information contact Karen Moreno Scott , here .
ADVOCACY IN ACTION
BIA-LAV OPPOSES LA UNIFIED PARCEL TAX
On Thursday, the BIA-LAV Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee heard from our California Building Industry Association (CBIA) lobbyist, Michael Gunning. We had a live report on the housing bills that are moving through the legislative process, and received an update on the CBIA Housing Killers and Creators list of policy measures. Additionally, we took an oppose position on the local Los Angeles Unified School District parcel tax, Measure EE. The measure would impose a $0.16 per square foot tax on all properties, has the potential to increase rents and the cost of housing, doesn't contain a sunset date or an oversight of funds, and doesn't guarantee that the money will go to improve classrooms or help students. Contact BIA-LAV Senior Director of Government Affairs, Christine Rangel , for more information.
MEMBER OF THE MOMENT
Chiquita Canyon is a 639-acre landfill located in Castaic, California. It has been in continuous operation for more than 40 years and is owned and operated by Waste Connections, an integrated solid waste services company. Chiquita Canyon has provided the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding Los Angeles communities with environmentally safe and efficient waste disposal services. For more visit Chiquita, here .
NEWSWORTHY
Opportunity Zones: The Antidote To Los Angeles' Housing Crisis ( Forbes )

Can a Bunch of New Co-Living Complexes Ease L.A.’s Housing Crisis? ( Los Angeles Magazine )

California Has the Jobs but Not Enough Homes ( Wall Street Journal )
HAPPENINGS
REGISTER TODAY

WHEN: Thursday, April 11th
TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
WHERE: Los Angeles County Public Works – Conference Room A
900 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra 91803 
ATTENDEES: BIA Members & Special Guests

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30th
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
WHERE: Los Angeles County Hall of Administration – Room 739 (500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012) 
ATTENDEES: BIA Members & Special Guests
SAVE THE DATE
2019 BUILDER ENERGY
EFFICIENCY STANDARDS 
APRIL 9th

WHEN: Tuesday, April 9th
TIME: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WHERE: TBD
CONTACT: Jennifer Minzey jminzey@bialav.org

Sponsorships available 
Table Tops available
HOWL AT THE MOON:
DUELING PIANO BAR
MAY 9th
 
WHEN: Thursday, May 9th
TIME: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WHERE: Howl at the Moon - Universal City Walk (1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Universal City, CA 91608)
CONTACT: Jennifer Minzey jminzey@bialav.org

Sponsorships available 
MA Y 28th - 31st

WHEN: Tuesday - Friday, May 28th - 31st
WHERE: San Francisco Masonic Temple, 1101 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108
JUNE 10 th

WHEN: Monday June 10th
TIME: 8:30 AM - 5:30 AM
WHERE: Moorpark Country Club
11800 Championship Dr., Moorpark, CA 93021

Get your sponsorship or Foursomes in now before April 15 th and save $400!  
STANDOUT SOCIAL MEDIA MEMBER
Judi is the Operations Manager for Mike Rovner Construction. She has over 30 years of experience including Finance, Purchasing, Site Supervision, Entitlements, Project Management and Operations. Judi has been a longtime BIA-LAV member, and previously served on the Board of Directors. She has been a valuable leader in the industry!

Learn more about Judi and Rovner Construction, here .
FIRE REBUILD EFFORTS
Join BIA-LAV’s list of qualified contractors interested in working with homeowners who wish to rebuild or rehab after the region’s fires. Contractors, specialty contractors, architects and engineers are encouraged to apply. Applicants who meet all criteria set forth in our RFQ will be placed on our list of qualified contractors and may have the opportunity to work in LA County burn areas. Visit our website for more information on our overall efforts.   
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