Your BIA LA/V Chapter Update: August 2022
A Message From Our 2022 BIA LA-V Chapter President
BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Members -

Have you heard our breaking news? The Building Industry Association of Southern California will host an evening gala hosting the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, on Wednesday, October 26, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. 

This special event will also include the installation of the 2023 BIASC Los Angeles/Ventura County Chapter President and Board of Directors. This formal gala event is an evening you will not want to miss. Please click here to learn more, register and sponsor for this unforgettable evening.

Tickets are selling out fast for our Dodgers Game Night on August 24th - register now to reserve your tickets! Stay tuned for more information coming soon on our Annual Trap & Skeet Shoot Tournament to support HomeAid Los Angeles on October 24th.

Join us for our most anticipated event of the year at BIS 2022! We are just over one month away from the 2022 Building Industry Show at the Anaheim Convention Center on September 14 -15th. BIS offers unmatched access to thousands of key players in the Homebuilding Industry! Don't delay - Register, Sponsor and Exhibit today! Don't miss out on our BIS Kick Off Party featuring a very special musical guest on September 14th at the House of Blues Anaheim. Visit our Building Industry Show website to learn more.

We are excited to welcome you all to a very special event at the Tournament of Roses House in Pasadena tomorrow, Thursday, August 11th as we unveil our 2023 Rose Parade float in celebration of BIASC's 100th Anniversary. See you then!

As always, please contact 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
Thank You to our 2022 Annual Sponsors
BIA LA/V Chapter Upcoming Events
Tickets are Selling FAST! Register Today!
BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter Baseball Night
Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Dodgers Stadium 
Thank You to In Field Hit Sponsors
BIASC Building Industry Show Kick Off Party
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
House of Blues Anaheim
400 Disney Way #337, Anaheim, CA 92802
7:00pm - 11:00pm

The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) is pleased to announce that the 2022 Building Industry Show Kick Off Party will feature American singer-songwriter and rock and roll legend Sammy Hagar at the House of Blues in Anaheim for an exclusive BIASC member private event.

Reserve your tickets and sponsorships now!
BIASC Building Industry Show 2022
September 14-15, 2022
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

The Building Industry Show 2022 is coming to Orange County at a NEW location - the Anaheim Convention Center! Sponsor, exhibit, network, learn, grow and make memories at our biggest event of the year. Sponsor and exhibit today!

Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, September 15th

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration & Show Floor Hours

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Meet the Builder (Members Only) on the Show Floor
(Includes Boxed Lunches)

4:00PM – 6:30PM
Keynote Speaker & The Perfect Storm Forum

Register, Sponsor & Exhibit Today!
BIASC & BIA LA/V Chapter Evening with President George W. Bush & Installation Gala
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
The Building Industry Association of Southern California will host an evening gala hosting the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, on Wednesday, October 26, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. This special event will also include the installation of the 2023 BIASC Los Angeles/Ventura County Chapter President and Board of Directors. 
This formal gala event is an evening you will not want to miss. 
For more information, please contact BIASC Vice President of Events Laura Barber at
Donations for this event will be a charitable tax deduction.
USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Rose Bowl in Pasadena
BIA LA/V Chapter Annual Trap & Skeet Shoot
Monday, October 24, 2022
Oak Tree Gun Club
Save-the-Date for our BIA LA/V Chapter Annual Trap & Skeet Shoot! More information coming soon.
More Upcoming Events
BIA Baldy View &
BIA Riverside Joint Chapter BBQ
August 7, 2022
Citrus Park - Riverside 
BIA Orange County Chapter Softball Tournament
September 9, 2022
Irvine Great Park
5th Annual BIAOC Crafts & Cars Networking Event
September 22, 2022
SDK Atelier - Irvine 
Event Recap
BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter
Top Golf - El Segundo Networking Event
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Thank You to Par Sponsor
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Thank you to Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (AD 51) for participating in our first BIA Talk's series of the year. We appreciate having a Housing Champion representing the Los Angeles region on the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee. Our chapter is always ready to serve as a resource and provide information and expertise to our elected leadership in all topics related to the homebuilding industry.
BIA LAV continues to schedule regular meetings with senior planning staff to discuss industry best-recommended practices. Next meeting with Lisa M. Webber, Deputy Director for the Los Angeles City Planning Department is schedule for September 1st. If you are interested in participating in these meetings, please email De’Andre Valencia at
Councilwoman Nithya Raman, representing the 4th district, passed a motion, seconded by Councilmember Bob Blumenfied, representing the 3rd district that instructs the Department of Building and Safety (DBS) and the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO) to report back within 180 days with a plan for the implementation of an ordinance and regulatory framework, effective on or before January 1, 2023, that will require all new residential and commercial buildings in Los Angeles to be built so that they will achieve zero-carbon emission. The report back should include a recommended timeline for the implementation of the ordinance and regulatory framework by building type; an analysis of any negative impacts to construction costs and timelines for publicly funded residential buildings and recommendations for mitigating measures; and strategies to mitigate and offset any potential impacts to construction jobs through programs and policies. BIA-LAV continues to track this ordinance.
The City of Los Angeles is in the process of making zoning regulations more user-friendly, transparent, and predictable, the proposed ordinance would systematically reorganize the administrative provisions of the Zoning Code. The Processes and Procedures Ordinance is currently undergoing form and legality review by the City Attorney, as instructed by the City Council on June 22, 2021. BIA continues to track this ordinance.
A proposed ordinance to amend the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) in order to create a Wildlife Ordinance District that establishes regulations restricting location, size, fencing, landscaping and design requirements of new development within the Wildlife Ordinance District. Staff has prepared a proposed ordinance and will consider public comment. BIA continues to track this ordinance.
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, representing the 3rd district, made a motion, seconded by Holly Mitchell, representing the 2nd district to report back to the Board within 120 days on potential policies and programs, including funding sources, to reduce or eliminate the use of fossil fuels in existing residential and commercial buildings. The report back should also include plans to initiate and/or participate in ongoing stakeholder engagement processes, such as those led by the City of Los Angeles; engage with state and federal agencies, electric utilities, advocates, academics, and others to determine the extent to which the increased electric demand resulting from efforts to decarbonize buildings can be met with existing and planned new clean energy resources; proactively advocate for and seek state and federal funding; and Zero Net Energy developments recommendations for an ordinance or building code changes that would phase out the use of natural gas equipment and appliances in all new residential and commercial construction and substantial renovations starting in 2023. BIA-LAV testified in opposition at the Board Supervisors meeting on March 15th and continues to meet with key staff members as they produce the report back.
On February 8, 2022 Supervisor Kathryn Barger representing the 5th district, made a motion, seconded by by Janice Hahn, representing the 2nd district, to report back in 120 days the feasibility of establishing Zero Net Energy (ZNE) standards standards for major development projects and other large-scale development in unincorporated Los Angeles County. As part of the study, the Director of Public Works should consult with relevant public agencies as well as private sector partners including the Building Industry Association, the Los Angeles and Orange County Building Trades, among others; and integrate the strategies identified in the Board of Supervisors’ Motion regarding “Streamlining and expediting the County’s permitting and development processes to support small businesses and the development of new housing” to incorporate ZNE standards into existing efforts. BIA continues to monitor the County progress. BIA has met with County staff to express concerns.
In August 2020, the County adopted an inclusionary zoning ordinance. At the time the ordinance was adopted by the Board, certain aspects of the ordinance were not applicable in three sub regions of the County due to financial feasibly issues addressed in an economic analysis prepared for the County. That analysis determined that market-rate multifamily rental development in the Los Angeles/Gateway, South Los Angeles and Antelope Valley sub regions were unable to support inclusionary housing requirements. It also found that for-sale multifamily (condos and townhomes) development in the South Los Angeles and Antelope Valley sub regions could not support an inclusionary housing requirement. 

A motion was introduced by Solis and adopted with the inclusionary housing ordinance which asked for an updated economic feasibility analysis on the submarkets and related exclusions with an eye toward amending the ordinance to fully include these sub areas. The motion also requested a report on ordinance amendments to the likelihood of off-site construction of affordable units” and “achieve deeper affordability for both rental and home ownership projects.

The County’s consultant HR&A released an short report called “Update of Market Concisions re: Inclusionary Housing Feasibility” that concluded “changes over the past two years lead HR&A to recommend that the financial feasibility analysis of inclusionary housing requirements for both rental in the ELA/G, SLA and AV submarkets and condominiums in the SLA and AV submarkets should now be re-analyzed.” This report is a precursor to reopening the inclusionary housing ordinance to make it more onerous. 
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 maintaining essential public facilities during natural disasters. BIA-LAV submitted a letter and continues to urge policymakers to adopt a balanced approach that does not exacerbate the housing crisis. For more information, click here.
BIA-LAV submitted the attached comment letter on January 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 (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. The Draft 2045 CAP can be viewed or downloaded from the project website. BIA submitted a letter on July 8th. Read the letter here.
BIA-LAV members are encouraged 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 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. Click here to find more information about the study and a list of questions.
The City is in the process of preparing a building electrification ordinance. Staff will present to the City Council on April 4, 2022, their building electrification proposed requirements and exceptions with the expectation of directing staff to create an ordinance within 60 days. BIA-LAV previously submitted a letter to the City of Pasadena in opposition and successfully ensured that new and existing single-family homes were exempt from this ordinance. This ordinance would apply to new multi-family buildings greater than three units; new mixed-use buildings; new commercial buildings; new additions to existing commercial buildings where the addition adds 50  percent or more of the existing square foot area. In such cases, the entire building must convert to complete electrification. BIA-LAV met with the City of Pasadena Planning Department on March 10th to discuss BIA-LAV concerns and testified at the April 4th City Council Meeting. City staff has been directed to draft an ordinance. BIA LAV will continue to reach out to staff as they craft this ordinance.
The County of Ventura, in coordination with the nonprofit House Farm Workers, has commenced a Countywide Farmworker Housing Study and Action Plan, aimed at identifying needs for farmworkers in the County and formulating the manner in which much-needed farmworker housing may be accommodated throughout the County.

The Study and Action Plan will be utilized by the incorporated cities and the county to develop targeted programs and strategies to address the identified housing needs of farmworkers, and to support agricultural businesses with a stable and healthy workforce.

Additional information about the Farmworker Housing Study and Action Plan can be found on this site and will be updated as additional project milestones are achieved. BIA is currently tracking this issue.
The City of Ventura is currently working on a Climate Action and Resilience Plan that is going to look at greenhouse gas reduction efforts in the City to address climate change. The plan is going to focus on what new and existing commercial and residential development can do to move the needle on this topic. The City understands this is going to affect the building industry, so they have reach our to BIA LAV to have an open discussion on this issue. BIA has meet with City staff to discuss our concerns. BIA is tracking the issues and sharing information. 
For more information on any government affairs related issue, please contact BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter Senior Vice President De'Andre Valencia at
17192 Murphy Ave., #14445
Irvine, CA 92623

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