Your BIA Riverside Chapter Update: October 2023

Dear Members -

Welcome to your October Chapter Newsletter!

The 2023 Building Industry Show starts tomorrow, taking place in beautiful San Diego in partnership with BIA San Diego.

Tonight, our SOLD-OUT BIA Anniversary Celebration on the USS Midway will be a special evening celebrating our industry and honoring our veterans. This evening will include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer
  • Keynote Speaker: Brandon Marquez, Founder of Southern Cross Service Dogs
  • A Salute To America Live Action Show
  • Live Rock Show by Power Serge
  • Fireworks Show Finale
  • And much more!

Tomorrow, join us for the biggest building industry trade show in Southern California. At this year's show:

  • Learn from Keynote Speaker AI Specialist Jim Carroll
  • Get inspired by Keynote Speaker Former Lakers Star Metta World Peace
  • Explore our Show Floor of 85+ Exhibitors
  • Attend Meet the Builder
  • Discover the latest building utility trends at our Utility & Technology Boot Camp
  • Close the night at our BIS Scream & Shout After Party!

Online registration for BIS is now closed - walkups welcomed.

We're excited to announce that our Centennial All Regional Installation Gala on November 10th is SOLD OUT. During this celebration of a century, we will honor our BIASC Legends and install our 2024 BIASC Chair Nicole Murray, our 2024 BIASC Governing Board and 2024 Chapter Presidents and Boards. This event is sold-out - click here to join the waiting list.

Scroll below for important chapter news, events, advocacy updates, and more. As always, if there is anything we can help you with or any questions that come up during this month, please don't hesitate to reach out – we're here for you! 

We also have some exciting new initiatives in the works, so stay tuned for more information. As always, we are grateful for your support and dedication to our organization. 

For questions or more information on BIA Riverside please connect with our BIA Riverside Chapter Senior Vice President Lou Monville here.

Government Affairs

Government Affairs and builder advocacy continue to be the primary focus of the BIA Riverside County Chapter. We are engaged with jurisdictions throughout Riverside County on numerous issues. Several updates include:

  • County of Riverside DIF Update: The County of Riverside has begun their long-awaited Development Impact Fee (DIF) update and has shared an administrative draft with the Riverside County BIA for our early review and comment. We have begun to review the document, which is extensive, covering more than 20 area plans throughout Riverside County. We appreciate the County of Riverside for reaching out to the BIA early and we look forward to working with them on a DIF update that is reasonable and protects home affordability in Riverside County.

  • City of Perris Residential Design Guidelines: The City of Perris has approved their new residential design guidelines for both single family and multi-family residential developments. These new guidelines include all the comments and suggestions provided by your BIA Riverside County Chapter. We thank the City of Perris for the collaboration and partnership. A special thank you as well to our incoming BIA Riverside Chapter President Derek Barbour who led the review and comment process with the city.

  • Affordable Housing: Local cities are actively grappling with the continued state-required affordable housing mandates. Unfortunately, those state mandates come without any new funding sources, causing communities to look to the home building industry as the primary funding source via inclusionary housing policies and fees. While we understand the difficult challenge local governments face achieving affordable housing goals, taxing new home buyers to cover those costs will only make homes more expensive and put home ownership out of reach for even more people, making the problem worse. We are currently involved in discussions on new inclusionary housing fee proposals in several cities where our goal remains to make sure the policy has an in-lieu fee option and that the new fee is as low as possible.

  • Elections 2024: Fall is here, and campaigns are in high gear for the early March 2024 primary. In March, we will see primary elections for the Board of Supervisors and some City Councils in Riverside County. These primaries will roll into a very busy fall 2024 where nearly every elected body in Riverside County will hold elections. Candidates are beginning to emerge, and we continue to work hard identifying and supporting pro-business, pro-housing candidates. 


The BIA Riverside County Chapter will continue to be focused on industry advocacy and keeping Riverside County and our local cities a great place to build much needed housing. If you become aware of an emerging issue you want to make sure the chapter is monitoring, please feel free to email your thoughts to

Lou Monville
Senior Vice President
BIA Riverside Chapter

Online Registration is Closed

Walk Up Registration for show floor passes available

Building Industry Show

October 25-26, 2023

Marriott Marquis San Diego

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BIS Scream & SHOUT! Party

October 26, 2023

SHOUT! House

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Centennial All Regional Installation Gala

Friday, November 10, 2023

Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park 

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Monday, October 9, 2023

BIASC Builders vs. Associates Golf Tournament

Bella Collina San Clemente

BIASC’s first Annual Builders versus Associates Golf Tournament was held and the Associates demolished the Builders 11-3!

According to the Associates, they didn’t even have their best players at the tournament. Cheers to our to winning Associates! 

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BIASC Coachella Valley Golf Event

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Thank you for joining us for our BIA Coachella Valley Networking event last week!

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  • Your Guide to the 2023 Building Industry Show
  • Celebrate 100 Years of BIA on the USS Midway
  • Check out the builders you can meet at Meet the Builder
  • Expect the Unexpected at our Year-End Regional Centennial Gala
  • BIASC Centennial - Celebrations Continue!
  • Event Photo Recaps
  • Member Highlights
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