Your Monthly Chapter Update: June 2023

BIA Members -

Welcome to your monthly chapter newsletter! Scroll below to view each section:

  • Check out our exciting list of Upcoming Chapter Events below, including educational and networking opportunities!
  • Read our chapter Government Affairs Update by BIA SBC Chapter SVP Carlos Rodriguez for the latest local government news.
  • Check out photos from our Top Golf Networking Event!
  • Read BIASC's newest issue of our digital magazine Southern California Builder - The Membership Edition. Check out our member highlights, "A Passion for BIA" by yours truly (your Chapter President Ryan Combe), our latest chapter event photos, and much more!


For any questions regarding the BIA San Bernardino County Chapter, please contact Senior Vice President Carlos Rodriguez at

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
BIASBC & RC Joint Top Golf Event
Top Golf in Ontario

Friday, June 16, 2023

BIA SBC Mechanics Lien Seminar

Virtual Event

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Starting Monday, June 19, 2023

BIASC Junior Builders Summer Camp Sponsorships

SoCal Gas Energy Resource Center in Downey

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

NextGen and Emerging Leaders No Host Mixer

Brewery X

This event is for NextGen Members & Emerging Leaders Members ONLY

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

BIASC Coachella Valley Acisure Arena Mixer

Milagro Tequila Bar in Palm Desert

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Friday, July 21, 2023

BIA SBC Advanced Mechanics Lien Seminar

Virtual Event

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Friday, August 11, 2023

BIA SBC 17th Annual Southern California Water Conference

DoubleTree Hotel - Ontario

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October 25-26, 2023

BIASC & BIA San Diego Building Industry Show

Marriott Marquis San Diego

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BIA Riverside & San Bernardino County BBQ Networking Event

Thursday, July 26, 2023

Additional Upcoming BIASC Events
Check out the full list of upcoming BIASC and Chapter Events at
Click Here for BIASC's Full Events Calendar

Event Recaps

BIASC Participates in Veterans Fair

Presented by Supervisor Kathryn Barger

May 27, 2023

BIASC was proud to support military families at the 25th Annual Tribute to Veterans & Military Families hosted by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and the Los Angeles County Military Veterans Affairs. Thank you to our BIASC participants, including Lennar, Toll Brothers, Community Builders Group and D&D Engineering.

Learn More about BIASC's Veteran Housing Policy

BIA SBC & BIA Riverside County Chapters

Top Golf Event

June 1, 2023

Top Golf Ontario

Thank you for joining us for our Top Golf Networking event with BIA Riverside County Chapter! We had a fantastic turnout thanks to our golfers, sponsors and raffle donors!

Government Affairs Update

State/Regional Issues

BIA Southern California Pursues New Policy Platform To Address Veterans Housing Issues.


Entering their centennial year, BIASC has introduced a Veterans Housing Policy Framework featuring key reforms needed to expand housing opportunities for those that have served to protect our country. Specifically, BIASC support the following key legislation and reforms:

  • Assembly Bill 1474 (Reyes)

AB 1474 requires that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) consider and incorporate the housing needs of veterans into the statewide housing plan and requires that HCD consult with the State Department of Veterans Affairs when developing the plan. As noted by the author, over the past decade, veteran homelessness has decreased in the United States and in California. However, California continues to have the highest population of homeless veterans in the country. Approximately 31 percent of the nation’s homeless veterans are located in California. According to the 2022 point-in-time-count, 10,395 veterans in California were homeless.


  • Assembly Bill 1386 (Gabriel)

Ensures available beds for homeless veterans do not go empty. This bill would allow the State Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program (VHHP) program to expand its housing resources to veterans who do not typically qualify for the existing program while first ensuring that lower-income veterans are prioritized. Through removing this administrative barrier, AB 1386 seeks to maximize the impact of existing services and programs by decreasing vacancy rates, helping to reduce the population of homeless Veterans.

Click Here to Learn More

Southern California Association of Governments

BIA SB County Chapter continues to coordinate with SCAG staff and local elected officials on an update to the SoCal Greenprint. Click here to learn more.


BIA San Bernardino County Chapter continues to monitor and engage in discussions regarding the housing implications SCAG’s preparation of the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (aka Connect SoCal) as mandated under SB 375. Click here to here to learn more.

Local Government Issues

The Victor Elementary School District proposed an increase from $4.79 sf to $7.00 sf. However, after a review of the fee methodology and discussions with the school district the proposed fee will be reduced to $3.96 per square foot and is scheduled for adoption on June 28. Click here to read our letter.

The City of Redlands has proposed an inclusionary zoning ordinance that originally included an in-lieu fee of approximately $15 sf per single-family residential unit. After discussions with BIA regarding the fee methodology, the fee proposal has been reduced to $8.80 sf and is scheduled for consideration by the City Council on June 20. BIA continues to highlight concerns regarding the fee calculations and the need for a further reduction. Click here to read our letter.

The Hesperia Unified School District on Monday adopted a Level 2 fee increase from $5.55sf to $6.43 sf effective immediately. Please click here to read our comment letter and here to read the response from the school district. We believe the school district may be in violation of state code as noted in section of our letter. 

For any questions regarding BIA San Bernardino County Chapter Government Affairs issues, please contact Senior Vice President Carlos Rodriguez at
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In this Issue:

  • Ryan Combe, Lennar –“A Passion for BIA”
  • The Benefits of BIA Membership for Associates – Rick Rodriguez, C9 Balloons
  • Celebration of Longtime Members
  • Chapter Spring Event Photos
  • Recap of Industry Leaders Event at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library
  • BIASC Centennial - Celebrations Continue!
  • And Much More!

Look for our June 2023 Issue - The Women in Homebuilding Edition - Available Later This Month!

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