Your BIA Riverside Chapter Update: July 2022
Government Affairs Update
Governmental Affairs and builder advocacy continue to be the primary focus of the Riverside County Chapter. We are engaged with jurisdictions throughout Riverside County on numerous issues. A few updates include:

AB 2840 Defeat: This legislation would have prevented mixed use housing developments that included warehousing, while taking away land use authority from local cities and counties. A broad coalition including BIASC, CBIA, CBPA, NAIOP and construction trade union partners worked together to defeat this bill. I want to thank all our members who participated in our member mobilization efforts sending emails and letters to your legislators. Your efforts paid off, congratulations!

Affordable Housing: Local cities are actively grappling with the latest state-required affordable housing mandates. Unfortunately, those state mandates came 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.

User and DIF Fee Updates: Driven by inflation at over 8%, we are seeing many cities conducting user fee and DIF fee updates. As interest rates climb and home sales slow there is no worse time for higher costs for builders. Your BIA is engaged in several cities participating in these discussions and make sure these increases are accurate and as moderate as possible.      

SCAG Greenprint Status: As you will recall Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has contracted with the Nature Conservancy utilizing SB 1 Transportation Funds, to create an online conservation planning tool, in a manner that could invoke new CEQA threats to entitled housing projects. While this effort remains on hold according to SCAG, but the path forward remains unknown. The Riverside BIA has actively engaged WRCOG and is working to educate local cities to the threat this program presents to new home construction.

Elections 2022: We are now into the all-important to the fall campaign season. This fall we will see elections at local City Council’s, Water and School Boards in nearly every jurisdiction in Riverside County. Candidate filling periods have opened and will remain open until early August. We continue to work hard identifying and supporting pro-business, pro-housing candidates. 

The 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 see 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
In Memory
The Building Industry Association of Southern California mourns the passing of beloved statesman and dedicated public servant Senator Bob Dutton.

Our heartfelt condolences to his loving wife of over 40 years, Andrea, daughter, Kara, and parents, Ted & Jo Dutton. We have lost a brilliant leader and dear friend of our industry who spent more than 40 years in real estate investment and management. Senator Dutton’s remarkable career of public service reflected his devotion to his neighbors, community and country. Because of his decades-long support of homeownership and his significant leadership role in the $38 billion infrastructure bonds negotiation in 2007, Sen. Dutton received national recognition by the BIA as the State Official of the Year. His legacy of public service will always be admired and appreciated. 
News & Upcoming Events
Thursday, August 4, 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wilson Creek Winery
Join us for our annual Riverside Chapter Wine Event at Wilson Creek Winery. Come enjoy some fine wines and networking in beautiful Temecula Wine Country.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Baldy View / Riverside Joint BBQ
Citrus Park in Riverside
Thank You to Our Sponsors
 Low & Slow Cook Sponsors
Thursday, Aug 11, 2022
BIASC Exclusive Reception
Tournament of Roses House
Join us for an exclusive event to unveil BIASC’s 100-Year Anniversary Rose Parade Float theme by our Junior Builders. Special guests include the President of Tournament of Roses, UCLA and USC Football Alumni and the region’s most prestigious home builders. 
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BIASC Building Industry Show 2022
September 14-15, 2022
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

The Building Industry Show 2022 is coming to Orange County at a NEW location - the Anaheim Convention Center! Sponsor, exhibit, network, learn, grow and make memories at our biggest event of the year. Sponsor and exhibit today!

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BIASC Building Industry Show Kick Off Party
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
House of Blues Anaheim
400 Disney Way #337, Anaheim, CA 92802
7:00pm - 11:00pm

The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) is pleased to announce that the 2022 Building Industry Show Kick Off Party will feature American singer-songwriter and rock and roll legend Sammy Hagar at the House of Blues in Anaheim for an exclusive BIASC member private event.

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More Upcoming Events!
Summer Social
August 10, 2022
Anaheim, CA
Southern California Water Conference
Friday, Aug 12, 2022
Ontario, CA
BIA LA/Ventura Chapter
Baseball Night
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022
Dodgers Stadium
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