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A WEEK WITH BIA-LAV
Virtual Economic Forecast - February 16
Abut the Speaker: Dr. Green earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison . He earned his A.B . in economics from Harvard University . His research addresses housing markets, housing policy, tax policy, transportation, mortgage finance and urban growth. He is a member of two academic journal editorial boards, and a reviewer for several others.

His book with Stephen Malpezzi, A Primer on U.S. Housing Markets and Housing Policy, is used at universities throughout the country. His work has been cited or he has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and the Economist, as well as other outlets .
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ADVOCACY IN ACTION
BIA-LAV Testifies at Culver City: Voluntary, Incentive-Based Affordable Housing
On Monday, BIA-LAV testified at the Culver City Council meeting on the Mixed Use Affordable Housing Ordinance. BIA testified on the importance to ensure that this Ordinance remain a voluntary, incentive-based effort. The Ordinance uses density incentives to encourage affordable housing development. BIA will be inviting staff to our March LA County Committee meeting. Learn more here.
Lancaster Fee Update Meeting
This week the City of Lancaster met with BIA on their impact fees and re-structured statewide community infrastructure (SCIP) program. BIA-LAV will be providing feedback on the fees in a formal letter. Please send your comments and questions to this email. Click here to view the presentation slides.
BIA-LAV LA City Committee
This year’s first LA City Committee meeting centered around guest speakers from City, Planning, Kevin Keller and Lisa Webber, they discussed the comprehensive fee update and provided updates to the City's housing stats and review processes. The fee update will be considered at the Planning & Land Use Management Committee on February 4, and may be continued until the next meeting. You can view the fee documents here: Fee Report to PLUM and the Full Fee Report.
MEMBER ROUNDUP
COVID-19 Vaccine: Regional Update
The BIA Southern California remains in ongoing communication with state and county officials regarding the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine distribution is underway with recipients prioritized by a state mandated multi-phased and tiered system. Learn more by clicking the link below.
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EVENTS & COMMITTEES
2021 Events & Committee Schedule
Events & Education
Committee
Next Meeting: Monday, February 1
County of Los Angeles Committee
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 25
County of Ventura Committee
Next Meeting: TBA
City of Los Angeles Committee: Planning
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 11
Golf
Committee
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 18
NEWSWORTHY
BUILDING INDUSTRY NEWS
Biden’s plans may offer hope to L.A.’s homeless population — if Congress goes along| LA Times
 
Ventura approves last bit of funding for planned $60.5M veterans housing project| VC Star

California lawmakers approve extension of COVID-19 eviction protections through June| KTLA 5
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