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THIS MONTH WITH BIA
LA City: Wood Construction
Last week, BIA-LAV testified against the prohibition of wood construction at the City's Public Safety Committee meeting. The final outcome eventuated in the adoption of BIA requested amendments and kept the Motion from moving forward as an Ordinance. Instead, staff will prepare a report, before action is taken. This fight is not over, but this is good news! Contact BIA-LAV here for more information.
For the last three years BIA has been keeping the Art Fee from moving forward in the County of Los Angeles. Yesterday, thanks to BIA's advocacy, the the Board of Supervisors chose to continue the item until September. This issue still threatens to increase the cost to build housing, but this was a hard fought delay. Contact BIA-LAV here for more information.
BIA-LAV has submitted a letter on the “A Way Home” plan. The policy initiatives, programs and introduced motions are very much in alignment with the many housing solutions that BIA-LAV has championed to increase the production of all housing types. This is a proactive action to highlight opportunities to extend these policies to all housing types.
On May 13, the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission will be reviewing an ordinance on affordable housing requirements in coastal communities. Under the proposal, the Mello Act would apply to any housing development with 5 or more residential units, a broader pool of projects compared to the 10-unit minimum in the interim procedures. Please provide comments and feedback here.
In February, the Los Angeles Planning & Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) took up the City's Department of Planning Fee update. However the hearing was stopped due to connectivity issues and will be reheard on April 6, 2021. BIA submitted a letter and will be testifying against the fee increase. For more information clickhere.
Please join us in recognizing BIA Member Emily Grene Corp! Emily Grene Corp’s philosophy is that they are not another trade, they are a partner. It is through this ideology that Emily Grene Corp provides exceptional service to each of their clients. What is unique about the company is that they provide Electrical, Low Voltage and HVAC services in both the Residential and Commercial Industries.
“This year we decided to join the BIA as we wanted to become more visible in the building industry. With the onset of COVID and the world becoming more virtual, the BIA is allowing us to still interact with Builders and other trades in a safe and fun fashion. We look forward to this year’s events and meeting new people.” – The Emily Grene Corp Team