Your Monthly BIA LA-V Update: February 2022
A Message From Our 2022 BIA LA-V Chapter President
The BIA LA-Ventura Chapter remains steadfast in our focus to provide front line advocacy to ensure our members interests are well represented while also providing a variety of fun-filled networking opportunities. This year we will miss the great contributions of our departed Vice President Diana Coronado as she begins a new journey in our industry at Lennar. As we look forward to working with her and other members on the various industry challenges there’s a sense of renewed optimism. Fortunately, the BIA LA-Ventura Chapter remains poised and positioned to serve our members like never before.

The LAV Chapter is looking forward to hosting a variety of historic events to be announced shortly - so please stay tuned. For example, we will be working with our members to prepare a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade to celebrate next year’s centennial year of BIA Southern California. Our pre-centennial celebration later this year will also include a BIA LA-Ventura hosted tailgate event prior to the UCLA-USC football game at the Rose Bowl. In the meantime, there’s plenty of fun planned with member event favorites such as our Margarita Madness, a SoFi Stadium tour, Dodgers game, annual Golf Tournament and Trap Shoot Tournament to support HomeAid Los Angeles.

Please contact us at if you’re interested in serving on our committees to plan these exciting activities!
Bill McReynolds
2022 BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter President
Warmington Residential
VICTORY ALERT: New Housing Approved in Santa Fe Springs
Last week the Santa Fe Springs City Council voted 5-0 to approve The Florence Ave. Housing Project, a new housing development by BIA Member Melia Homes in the City. This week the 2nd reading was approved 5-0 by Council. Thank you for sending your letters of support for this housing project, helping to make this win possible!
  • LA City Task Force – BIA LAV continues to schedule regular meetings with senior planning staff to discuss industry best recommended practices. If you are interested in participating in these meetings please email
  • Safety Element - According to the County of Los Angeles, the Safety Element, a chapter of the General Plan, contains goals and policies to reduce the potential short and long-term risk of death, injuries, property damage, economic damage, and social dislocation from earthquakes, floods, and fire in the County’s unincorporated areas. Examples of Safety Element policies include discouraging building on earthquake faults, in flood and very high fire risk areas, and ensuring essential public facilities are maintained during natural disasters. The BIA submitted a letter and continues to urge policy makers to adopt a balanced approach that does not exacerbate the housing crisis. Click here to view the letter. Click here to learn more.

  • Climate Action Plan (CAP) – The BIA submitted the attached comment letter on Jan 31, regarding the environmental impact report (EIR) for the County’s CAP. BIA continues to advocate for a thorough study of the impacts the Climate Action Plan will have on on (i) population and housing, (ii) land use and planning, and (iii) all other potential environmental impacts (direct, indirect and cumulative). Click to view letter. Click here to learn more.

  • Public Works LID Cost of Compliance Survey – BIA members are encourage to complete a survey to assist with the County’s effort to gather information on the cost of complying with the Low Impact Development (LID) Standards that are defined in the LID Ordinance and outlined in the Los Angeles County Public Works (LACPW) LID Standards Manual. LACPW is embarking on an effort to develop a Fee-in-Lieu alternative to the existing compliance options. They believe that a Fee-in-Lieu alternative compliance measure has the potential to provide flexibility to the development community and beneficial results to the public. The goal is to base the Fee-in-Lieu compliance alternative on actual cost data from the development and design communities. To that end, LACPW is requesting assistance from developers that conduct work regularly in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County to provide estimated costs of compliance with the LID Standards. As it can be difficult to separate out the cost of stormwater management from overall project development costs, we are hoping to collect a variety of cost data to allow for estimates when direct costs are not available. This data may include overall increases in Civil Engineering or Landscape Architecture costs since the LID Ordinance, BMP design costs, costs related to LID Plan submittal, BMP construction costs, or any other direct BMP-related costs that can be extracted from overall budgets, construction bids, or engineer cost estimates. If you choose to participate, please click here to follow the link below to a short online questionnaire for the LA County Public Works LID Standards – Cost of Compliance Survey.

  • LA County Parking Requirements for Residential Development - LA County staff has requested BIA member input on how minimum parking requirements affect housing development. The County is embarking on a study to better understand how parking requirements affect affordable, market-rate multi-family, and mixed-use developments. The goal of the study is to determine if parking requirements should be recalibrated to meet housing needs. Please email if are available to share your experiences on how LA County’s parking requirements affect housing development. Click here to find more information about the study and a list of questions.
For more information on any government affairs related issue, please contact BIASC Chief Policy Officer Carlos Rodriguez at 
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Upcoming Events
BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter Virtual Meet the Builder
February 23 - March 2, 2022
Virtual Event

Sign up now for an opportunity to hang out virtually with some of the building industry's most prominent builders virtually!
BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter March Margarita Madness
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
4:30PM - 7:00PM
Sagebrush Cantina
23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

Join BIA LA/V Leadership and Members for a March Margarita Madness networking mixer! Register and sponsor today for this kickoff event!
BIASC & BIA LAV-Ventura Chapter Economic Forecast
& Housing Summit
Wednesday, April 27 2022
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Save-the-Date for BIASC and BIA LA/V's Economic Forecast & Housing Summit at the beautiful Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - Registration Coming Soon. Sponsorships available.
Building Industry Show 2022
September 14-15, 2022
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802 
Save-the-Date for the Building Industry Show 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Join us September 14-15th for BIS 2022 – With overwhelming support from our members, attendees and exhibitors, we are thrilled to be planning our most important live annual event this year. Building industry manufacturers having been working all year to showcase their new product lines and service offerings. Builders are eager to source new products & meet the needs of their product-hungry consumers. Buyers can source the latest trends, take advantage of special deals, and discover ways to grow their business!
Congratulations to the Los Angeles Rams, the Super Bowl LVI Champions! Have you read our featured article on SoFi Stadium in Southern California Builder digital magazine? Click the button below to read it now in Issue #2.
Member News
Congratulations! We are pleased to announce that Bill McReynolds, BIA LA-Ventura Chapter President, Warmington Residential and Mary Perdue, Landscape Development have been appointed to the HOME Board of Directors. Joining the returning 7 members for a total of 13 directors, HOME continues to advocate for the many facets of Ventura County housing, promoting a diversity of housing opportunities.

HOME was formed in 2001 as a housing committee of the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA) to promote a diversity of housing opportunities, essential for a healthy and sustainable quality of life in Ventura County. In 2002 HOME collaborated with VECDA and Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) to begin a series of housing related summits, which transformed into an established annual housing conference. HOME was incorporated as a non-profit in 2006. For more information click here.
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