March 18, 2019
HomeAid to Begin the 100th Project!     
Chair Phil Rodriguez   
As many of you know, HomeAid is North State BIA's charity of choice, and later this spring they will break ground on their 100th project.  HomeAid Sacramento began in 1996 as the second chapter of what we now know as HomeAid America.  Since the beginning, North State BIA members have actively supported our charity of choice through volunteerism and donations; the 100th project is an important milestone for all of us.  
The Builder Captain for the project will be Landmark Builders. Working with trade-contractors and volunteers, they will transition a current garage into two additional living quarters for The Taylor House located in Roseville. The nonprofit offers transitional living to young women who have aged out of foster care and need an affordable living option during the transition into adulthood. 
The Taylor House empowers their residents to become well rounded, self-sufficient and confident individuals.  With this additional space, they will be able to help more young women between the ages of 18 to 21 develop their skills and become self-supporting adults. Organizations like The Taylor House are of the utmost importance.  Of the 4,600 foster youth that age out of the system each year, a disproportionate number of them will face homelessness during their first 18 months of emancipation. 
HomeAid is still looking for some volunteers and in-kind donations for the 100thproject and has set a goal to secure 100% in-kind donations.  Many of HomeAid's Partners have already accepted this challenge including Production Framing, International Studio 81, Tim Lewis Communities, and Harris & Sloan.  
Our industry can accomplish so much when we work together and HomeAid Sacramento has proven that through the completion of 100 projects in just 23 years. I encourage you to be a part of this project in any way that you can.  Email Vangelina for more details on this important milestone! 

Phil Rodriguez 
Chair of the Board, North State BIA      

Placer County Supervisor Montgomery to Accept Governor's Appointment
Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery announced she is stepping down to accept an appointment by Governor Gavin Newsom as director of the state's Forest Management Task Force. Montgomery was first elected in 2008 to represent Placer County District 5, and has maintained the position through both 2012 and 2016 election cycles. Montgomery will start her new position April 1st, concluding her service as a Placer County supervisor on March 31st.
Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP) 2019 Applications Due May 1st
California Statewide Communities Development Authority's (CSCDA) first annual issuance of SCIP pooled financing bonds is underway for 2019. There are currently 17 participating projects with both single-family or multi-family residential developments located throughout 8 different counties in California. The bond is between $40 and 45 million and CSCDA is accepting applications through May 1st for the Fall "Series B" financing, expected to price in August and close in September 2019. The application is  here.

South Sacramento Conservation Agency Board Adopts Mitigation Fee Schedule
The South Sacramento Conservation Agency Board's Board of Directors has adopted a mitigation fee schedule to fund implementation of the South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan.  Paid by project developers to mitigate impacts on covered species and habitat, the fees will fund habitat acquisition, establishment or re-establishment; habitat management and monitoring; and program administration.  The fees will be charged based on the number of gross acres of impacted land cover type. The staff report, fee schedule and nexus study are found  here.

Vice Mayor Sarah Aquino Speaks to Sacramento BDC
Last week, the City of Folsom's Vice Mayor Sarah Aquino addressed the Sacramento County BDC. The Vice Mayor spoke on a variety of other including the city budget, light rail, homelessness and the future growth of the city.  
Valley Vision Presentation at the Regional BDC
Earlier this month, Valley Vision's Chief Executive and Senior Director spoke with the North State BIA's Regional BDC to share their recently completed Livability Poll. Their results reflected conflicting buyer preference views that many builders and developers have felt throughout the region- split opinions on growing vs. slowing housing production as well as urban vs. suburban living. Despite the split views on regional growth, nearly two-thirds of all respondents claimed that affordability is the most important quality when considering relocating. For additional information click on the Valley Vision website:

Last Day to Register for the SMC Ski Trip 
There are only a few seats left on the bus to Squaw Valley! Join the SMC for their annual ski trip this Friday.  Be prepared to tear up the mountain all day or enjoy spa treatments through Trilogy Spa.  This event is open to both current and prospective BIA members! For more information or to register, click here

March 22, 7:00am - 7:00pm 
$150 for skier, $75 for bus only & $120 for lift ticket only
Coffee with the CEO    
Join Michael Strech for a cup of coffee and good conversation.  Coffee with the CEO is the perfect opportunity for you to have your questions answered while getting an in depth look at trends and current events within the industry. Topics at this event include, sales and traffic reports, up coming events, and current government affairs projects.  Register for this free event today! 

April 4, 2019 8:30 - 9:30am 
North State BIA Boardroom 

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
March 22 
April 4 
April 11
  Click here  to view 2019 BIA events.

The Idea District You Don't Want to Miss  
Steve Cecil is the man with the words.  As a verbal branding professional and short-form writer, Steve spends his days finding the right combination of words to help companies identify themselves by name or tagline! Steve will give a brief overview of his process and then Cambi Brown with Good Day Sacramento will help dive deeper into this unique position. This is an idea district that you don't want to miss! Register Here

Early Bird Pricing $25/ After April 1st
The Cannery Shared Work Space 
1631 Alhambra Boulevard, Sacramento 

Breakfast Blend, what a Success! 
Thank you to everyone who attended the Breakfast Blend: Designing for Small Spaces. This was one of our best Breakfast Blends yet! Thank you panelists and sponsors! 

Nikky Mohanna, M.H. Mohanna Development Company
Mike Paris, BlackPine Communities 
Kurt Donnelly, Dahlin Group Architecture Planning 
Keith Wilson, Wilson Design Studio 
& Presenter, Dean Wehrli, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Pen and Paper Sponsor 
B.E.E. Pest Services 

Exhibitor Sponsors

Amerifirst Financial Inc. 
Blue Mountain Construction Services 
HomeAid Sacramento 
loanDepot LLC 
Riggs Showroom + Distributing Inc. 
The Management Trust 
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage 
Placemat Sponsor 
Ames-Grenz Insurance Services, Inc. 
Frayji Design Group, Inc. 
Meridian Media Group 
Pacific Sunbelt Mortgage 

Banner Sponsors
DAHLIN Group Architecture Planning
RICK Engineering Company 
Wood Rodgers, Inc. 

Become an Exhibitor Now!  
Are you a builder or trade looking to expand your workforce? The annual career fair is just around the corner, but there is still time to sign up to meet an estimated 400 interested job candidates. This event will take place on April 13th at the Citrus Heights Community Center from 11am to 2pm.  In working with local job agencies, colleges, trade schools and advertising to the community as a whole, we expect this year to be the most diverse and largest career fair to date. Contact  Amanda Reynaud for more information and to register.
Internship Awareness Month 
April in National Internship Awareness Month. We're getting a jump on it, and reminding you to sign up for the Foundation's internship program. Internships are a great way to develop new talent and support your recruitment pipeline.  Sacramento State University is also commemorating the month with an internship fair on April 26th. Interested employers can visit the career center website for more  information.

Thank You CVC for Your Sponsorship!  
Shout out to  CVC Concrete Value Corp.for their BUILDS sponsor for the  Rivinius-Orr Invitational Golf Tournament. CVC has been a valuable partner of HomeAid throughout the years on HomeAid's numerous projects in the community. They always come through for HomeAid.
Please contact Vangelina Chang at or 916-751-2757 for more information on sponsorships.

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