August 20, 2019
#1 Pima County Pursuing Increased Impact Fee
Pima County Transportation (PCDOT) has initiated updating its Impact Fee Ordinance. This includes preparing the draft Land Use Assumptions report (LUA) and the draft Infrastructure Improvements Plan (IIP).

Next steps in the process will include gathering public input, public hearings and BOS approval of the LUA and IIP and the development and approval of the final Impact Fee rate. The County Administrator, in a memo to the Board of Supervisors, has indicated he anticipates the roadway impact fee to increase from $6,500 to $9,252.

There will be multiple opportunities for public input throughout the process with the initial stakeholder meeting scheduled for September 4th, 9am-12pm at 201 N Stone Ave. Basement conference room C. 
#2 Help Ensure Marana Remains Regional Leader in New Home Construction
The Town of Marana has released its draft General Plan Make Marana 2040 for public review and comment. The general plan is designed to help guide community growth and development and provide guidance on future land use decisions, including housing and infrastructure. 

This document often serves as the initiation point for public policies that impact new home construction and land development. It is imperative that the Plan encourage growth and development and maintain Marana as a regional leader in new home construction. As such, industry members are strongly encouraged to review and provide comments prior to September 27 th . The draft document and feedback option can be found here .  
#3 How the Medical Marijuana Act Affects Your Business
Join Arizona Construction Trades (ACT) and SAHBA for a joint Legal Lunch & Learn Series focusing on legal issues that effect your company. Click here for full list of topics.

All sessions will be held at SAHBA from 12pm-1 pm and lunch will b e provided.

Topics will be presented by Farhang & Medcoff or Snell & Wilmer.

Cost is $15
#4 Intuit Joins the Home Show as a Sponsor
The SAHBA Home Show has a new major sponsor! We are thrilled to welcome Intuit to our show! Please be sure to stop by and meet them in their booths ( #A119 and #P103 ) during the October 4-6 th home show at the Tucson Convention Center. They join our other major sponsors Kinetico Water Systems, Long Companies, Russett Southwest Corporation and Ramada by Wyndham.
#5 Member Spotlight...Marianne Fortunato
This week's Spotlight Member is Marianne Fortunato from Hinkley's Custom Lighting

Marianne was born and raised in Buffalo New York. She spent most of her career in the Fashion/ Retailing business, as a Designer, Better Sportswear Buyer and Fashion Director. She was also a faculty member of a Community College in the Business/ Retailing Department.

Marianne moved to Tucson 18 years ago and has worked in the lighting industry since 2006. She is the Sales Manager for Hinkley's Custom Lighting and is American Lighting Certified.

Hinkley's is over 100 years old and is family owned and operated . They are based out of Scottsdale where they have a showroom and lighting factory. They also have a showroom in Phoenix. Hinkley's offer hundreds of lines and can work on any commercial or residential project.

Marianne can do free in-home consultations for any client and can work with architects, builders and electricians. Marianne loves to cook - especially everything Italian and is a Zumba enthusiast!

Contact Marianne at or call 520-203-3234
Other News...
KB Home is holding a back to school drive for Youth on Their Own to help give homeless youth in Tucson a chance to start the school year with a new backpack and school supplies. 

Between now and August 30 th , they are collecting heavy-duty backpacks, gift cards, and school supplies (see list below) to donate to YOTO. They will be collecting donations at the KB Home main office and at our community sales offices. YOTO has also put the location of all the sales offices and the studio for donation drop-offs on their social media platforms.

Items needed: mechanical pencils, flash drives, new 1" three-ring binders, college ruled loose leaf paper, college ruled composition books, spiral notebooks, gift cards ($10 & $25 amounts) to Target & Walmart and back packs.
Mark Your Calendars
August 22 - Legal Lunch & Learn

S eptember 3 - BRE Mtg - CANCELLED

September 4 - Remodelers Council Mtg

September 6 - Charity Golf Tournament

September 10 - Sales & Marketing Mtg

September 11 - Green Build Council Mtg

September 12 - Board Mtg
More Member Benefits
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