New Round of Stimulus Funding – Congress is close to approving approximately $500B more in funding for the PPP and EIDL programs. As with the last round, it is expected these funds will go quick. If you didn’t receive funding the first time around, we strongly encourage you to ACT NOW!  Follow these links to get started:  PPP application form ; details on how the program works; a list of local financial institutions that includes whether they are SBA participants, who to speak with, and whether they are taking applications from people who are not current customers. 

Tell Us How You Are Doing – We want to know how business is going and if you’ve taken advantage of SBA funding tools. Take a moment to complete this short survey .

Save Money with SAHBA’s Workers Comp Program – Did you know members can save up to 35% or MORE on their workers comp premium by switching to SAHBA? Click here for more info.

Impact Fees – On Tuesday, the Tucson Mayor & Council took an important step toward lowering residential impact fees by holding a public hearing on the proposed schedule. In addition to the current proposal to reduce fees, they are also proposing “emergency relief” in light of the coronavirus pandemic which will reduce fees further. SAHBA has been instrumental in working with the Council on this effort. Click here to see the letter we

New WOTUS Rule & Effect on Permit Holders – On Thursday morning representatives from ADEQ provided SAHBA members an overview of the new Waters of the US rule and what it means for those who have Clean Water Act permits. The new rule becomes effective June 22. Click here for a copy of the presentation. Thanks to Trevor Baggiore, Randy Matas and David Lelsz of ADEQ. 

Tech Committee Meets Virtually - SAHBA’s Technical Committee held its first Zoom meeting for nearly 50 participants this week. The policy agenda included updates on Marana Park Requirements, Oro Valley code amendments and various impact fee updates from the region. The highlight was Chairman Thrac Paulette, Cantera Real Estate , welcoming Development Service Department representatives from our five local jurisdictions to provide updates on their service operations. Members heard how each jurisdiction remains open for business and how their permitting and review practices have been impacted. This was a great opportunity for members to engage directly with these Department leaders. 

Missed out on all this great information? SAHBA Tech meets the third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, please email

Important Tools for Member Companies – At last week’s Lunch & Learn, the team at Farhang & Medcoff provided terrific information for how businesses can navigate the current public health crisis. Click here for a copy of the presentation. Additional resources can be found through the Metro Chamber COVID-19 webpage which SAHBA is proud to support. 

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