January 14, 2020
#1 Networking & Education Wrapped Into One? Sign Me Up!
SAHBA’s Councils and Committees are an excellent way for members to learn about issues impacting our industry, plus develop business relationships.

If you’re not already engaged with a Council or Committee, you’re missing out. SAHBA has several Councils or Committees that can help you accomplish multiple objectives. Make it your New Year’s Resolution to join one today.  

Check out our Events Calendar for meeting schedules.
#2 Get Tips to Help Your Business...Stop by the January Lunch & Learn
In partnership with the Arizona Construction Trades (ACT), we are bringing our members Tucson’s premier legal minds to share how to deal with the most relevant and complex legal issues facing businesses.

Instead of having to go find and hire your own legal counsel, join us on January 23.

This month we will cover "Indemnification vs Insurance/Design Errors". This topic is important for subcontractors, remodelers and custom builders. 

Thursday, January 23
SAHBA Board Room
Guest Speaker - Kristen Wendler of Farhang & Medcoff.

Cost is $15 . Lunch included
#3 Advocating for You: Pima County Impact Fees
This week, the Pima County Board of Supervisors initiated the public process for updating its roadway development impact fee study. Per state statute, the County must update its impact fee study every five years. By doing so, Pima County can assess these fees to help fund necessary public infrastructure necessitated by new development. The first step is to approve the Land Use Assumptions which identify growth estimates over the next 10 years and the Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP) which identifies the specific projects to be funded with the new fees. 

Last summer, a memo from the County Administrator targeted an increase of $3,000 per home. Since that time, SAHBA has been and will remain actively engaged in the update process to minimize any fee increase and work to identify other ways to reduce costs to offset the increase. 

For more questions or comments, contact shawn@sahba.org
#4 International Builders Show Around the Corner
It’s that time of year again, the SAHBA delegation is heading to NAHB’s International Builder Show. The group will descend on Vegas for a mix of education, networking and camaraderie.

The trips are important to hear about what NAHB is working on to advocate for member interests in D.C. and to bring back resources that help our members here in Tucson.

One of the highlights is connecting with other HBA leaders from around the country to swap stories and best practices. Stay tuned for more updates. 
#5 Shortage of Buildable Lots Hindering Housing Recovery
Still Not a Lot of Lots

The shortage of buildable lots that has been hindering the housing recovery eased somewhat in 2019, but remains elevated by historical standards, according to a recent survey conducted by NAHB. The survey of single-family builders revealed that...

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The SAHBA Denim & Diamonds Annual Awards Reception is a little over a week away. Reserve your spot now and join 300+ guests in honoring fellow SAHBA members.

The event includes an awards ceremony, food & drinks, live music by Caiden Brewer, a photo booth and more!

We've extended the $50 ticket price to Monday, January 20th.

And be sure to wear your best blue jeans & bling!
Mark Your Calendars
Jan 21 - BRE Meeting

Jan 21 - Tech Committee Mtg

Jan 23 - Legal Lunch & Learn

Jan 24 - SAHBA Annual Awards
More Member Benefits
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