Your Monthly BIA Riverside Update: May 2021
BIA Riverside Chapter Update
Message From Your Chapter Executive Officer
Greetings Riverside Chapter Members,

With vaccination rates up and new covid-19 infection rates down the State is moving us closer to full reopening June 15th. This is exciting news we have all be waiting for! Getting back to work with colleagues and friends is going to be great. I can assure you that your Riverside BIA chapter team can’t wait to resume meetings and events again in person. Later in this newsletter you will see a robust list of upcoming events and I hope we will see you at one soon!  

On the advocacy front, I have been keeping you abreast of the potential CFD changes at EMWD that would have harmed our industry. You might recall a member of the EMWD Board of Directors moved to remove connection fee’s as an eligible expense in district CFD’s, which would have hurt housing affordability and access. I am pleased to report that the advocacy efforts of your Riverside BIA chapter team and several of our members who are active builders in EMWD’s service area were successful in preventing this policy change. This EMWD debt policy remains pro-housing and a role model for facilities financing.  

We continue to monitor local jurisdictions as they work through their housing element updates and are pleased to assist jurisdictions in achieving their housing goals. We also continue to engage in various cities where they continue to work through vehicle miles traveled (VMT) implementation and the significant barrier that state policy has created to delivering much needed housing. If you are experiencing issues with VMT impacting your projects, please share your stories with us at [email protected]

I look forward to seeing you all at a chapter event in person soon!
As always, if our chapter can be of assistance to you please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]

Lou Monville
BIA Riverside Chapter Interim Executive Officer
News & Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for upcoming events, webinars, and industry news!
Thursday, June 3, 2021
BIASC Housing & Leadership Summit
NEW SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED - You're invited to BIA of Southern California's Housing Policy & Leadership Summit with BIASC Leadership, Chapter Presidents, and special guests, including top level elected representatives - in person! Join us at the famous Agua Caliente Resort and Casino Rancho Mirage for a series of meetings with Southern California's top builders and land owners followed by an exclusive VIP Reception.
Sponsorships Available!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
4:00PM - 7:00PM
BIA Riverside Chapter Summer Kickoff Mixer
Summer and sunshine are finally here! Join the BIA Riverside County Chapter for a Summer Kickoff Mixer of networking with fellow industry colleagues.
Sponsorships Available!
Thursday, July 15, 2021
4:30PM - 8:00PM
BIA Baldy View Chapter & BIA Riverside County Chapter Summer BBQ Mixer
Join the BIA Baldy View Chapter and the BIA Riverside County Chapter at the beautiful Resort Club House on 6th for a poolside Summer BBQ Networking Mixer!
Sponsorships Available!
126 Days Till the Building Industry Show 3.0!
Building Industry Show 3.0
September 29-30, 2021

Join us September 29-30, 2021 for BIS 3.0 – With overwhelming support from our members, attendees and exhibitors, we are thrilled to be planning our most important live annual event this year. Building industry manufacturers having been working all year to showcase their new product lines and service offerings. Builders are eager to source new products & meet the needs of their product-hungry consumers. Buyers can source the latest trends, take advantage of special deals, and discover ways to grow their business!
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