Thursday | September 3, 2020
BIASC Digital Magazine Launch: Message from LAV Supervisors
We are excited to introduce BIA of Southern California's new digital magazine Southern California Builder - a modern, re-imagining of BIASC's Builder Magazine! Included in the issue are Chapter updates and messages form LAV Supervisors.
"...Our efforts to address homelessness must also include solutions to decrease the cost of building housing. We are working to find solutions to streamline unnecessary County processes and help drive down costs..."
-Supervisor Kathryn Barger,
Los Angeles County
"...We must work together to find the right balance in order to provide opportunities for working families to succeed and grow. I hope to count on BIASC as a partner in that effort and look forward to working with your membership..."
-Supervisor Kelly Long,
Ventura County
Ventura County Tentatively Passes 2040 General Plan
BIA-LAV testified on Ventura County's 2040 General Plan adoption during the Board of Supervisors hearing. The proposed General Plan Update contains a Climate Action Plan, increased set-backs and stands to reduce housing production opportunities.

The Board gave staff two more weeks to make changes to address accessibility to view the Plan and clarify language. The next hearing is September 15. For questions contact Diana Coronado.
LA County 1-On-1 Web Permitting Appointments
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works provided an update on how to schedule time for a 1-on-1 appointment for residential development projects. Also included is information on appointments for zoning and planning issues. Click the button for the full alert.
Early Warnings: LA City & Pasadena
Today, in the Planning & Land Use Management Committee, Councilman Gil Cedillo brought up a "Local Hire" motion. The motion directs staff to draft an ordinance to require that all Development Agreements include a local hire component. We will be working with the author to ensure our interests are represented.
On September 9, the City Planning Commission will be reviewing the following housing items:
  • Update to CEQA Transportation Performance Thresholds
  • Zoning Code Amendment: Single-Family Development
  • Proposed Amendment to the Historic Preservation Ordinance
  • RHNA Discussion 
Surf, Sun and Golf! Join BIA-LAV for our 31st Annual Golf Tournament on Tuesday, October 6. Register and Sponsor while early-bird pricing sponsorships last!
Upcoming Events & Committees
When: Wednesday – September 9, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: Via Zoom RSVP

As we get closer to the October 6 Golf Tournament we want to get the committee’s help and input on finalizing day-of details and review our Sponsors and attendees. 
When: Thursday – September 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Via Zoom RSVP

Join us for a presentation on the LA County implementation of Vehicle Miles Traveled and learn about how this traffic analysis will affect your project.
When: Friday – October 2, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Virtual Show RSVP

Homes4Families invites BIA to an art show about veterans, spouses, and military children, expressing what being part of the military means to them.
Board Member of the Week!

This week we want to recognize Equity Residential's, John Hrovat! John's hands-on approach when tackling challenging industry issues makes him an advocacy leader on our Board! He is involved on several Policy Committees and sits on our Executive Committee. From State legislation and propositions to local ordinances; his involvement and voice are needed and appreciated - thank you, John!
(John pictured center)
Building Industry News Stories

Bid to allow duplexes on most California lots dies after Assembly approval comes too late | LA Times

California's Epic Housing Fail | BeyondChron

Final Approval of Ventura County General Plan Delayed to Sept. 15 | VC Star
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