February 20, 2019
Keep the Conversation Going  
Phil Rodriguez, Chair of the Board
The months after newly elected officials take office are always filled with anticipation.  We have to hope that they will maintain their focus on what is best for the community throughout their term. 
Newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom has made the housing crisis a priority.  The goal for the Governor's 'Marshall Plan for Affordable Housing' is building 3.5 million homes by 2025 and includes steps towards reform to include, creating a fee task force to analyze fees that drive up the costs of homes, financially rewarding cities who allow homes to be built near transit and expanding the low-income housing tax credit. 
This is messaging that the BIA strives to communicate to both elected officials and the media. Last month I spoke to you about the need for streamlined processes and reduced fees to build the homes that we want to build, and now we have the chance to use the Governor's Marshall Plan to reach our goals. 
It is refreshing to see the administration getting involved in such a positive way, but let's be sure to continue the conversation wherever we can. We can do this by being in the right places to bring our knowledge and experience to the discussion, helping local governments make the changes and framing public perception that our housing crisis is due to lack of supply. 
There is not a single one of us who doesn't want more homes to be built.  Our industry strongly affects the economy and the local job markets. This is an opportunity for everyone to get involved with the Government Affairs team at the BIA or at CBIA so we can all help mold the future of our industry. 
Contact Crisand Giles to get involved in Government Affairs.  

Phil Rodriguez 
Chair of the Board, North State BIA       

Last night members from building industry associations around the country gathered in Las Vegas for NAHB's awards event, The Nationals, for their creativity and hard work. Among the 62 categories was the Best Sales and Marketing Council.  
The association is honored to announce that the North State BIA's Sales and Marketing Council took the Award for Best Sales and Marketing Council of the Year: 200-300 members. Every year our SMC works diligently to bring us educational programs, events, seminars and MAME. Their work is so important to the success of the BIA and it is long overdue that they receive this level of recognition. 
Last year, under the guidance of Chair Mo Rahim, the SMC increased educational offerings, retained 68% of SMC members and revitalized past events such as SMC Uncorked and the SMC Ski Trip.  Our Sales and Marketing Council is in a league all their own and work hard all year to bring the best combination of events, and educational programs to all of the BIA members. 
As you may know, Mo Rahim received the Meritorious Award last month at the Installation of Officers, and this could not have been more apropos. Mo was a strong leader and worked closely with the rest of the council including this year's Chair Scott Ostrode. We know in the future we will continue to see great things for both of these men and the rest of the SMC! 
Congratulations! The North State BIA is so proud of you all!

SACOG Green Means Go Program
SACOG will be seeking approval and funding from the state legislature for a region-wide pilot program on greenhouse gas reduction program called Green Means Go to accelerate infill development, reduce vehicle trips by adding other travel options, and accelerating deployment of electronic vehicles (EVs). Local jurisdictions will designate Green Zones, in which they must take specific actions to promote infill development and reduce existing barriers and provide new transportation options. Green Zones, in a partnership of state funding and local government action, create areas targeted for infill and compact development. Pre-applications are due March 15, and all relevant information can be found  here.
City of Roseville Appoints New Mayor and Councilmember
On February 6th, the Roseville City Council appointed Bruce Houdesheldt to fill the City Council vacancy left by Mayor Bonnie Gore, who went on to take her seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. With a full board, the Council then selected John B. Allard II to be Roseville's new Mayor during the same meeting. Mayor Allard will serve as Mayor until December 2020, when Vice Mayor Krista Bernasconi will then become mayor.
Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly Speaks to Sacramento County BDC
This month's Sacramento County BDC hosted Mayor Steve Ly, who expressed his excitement about the incoming teaching hospital and medical center. He stated that the hospital could add up to 24,000 jobs to Elk Grove, and the Mayor added that the influx of jobs could lead to a strengthened relationship between Elk Grove and the building industry.
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Electronic Plan Review to Start Next Month
Metro Fire is transitioning to electronic plan review beginning March 1, 2019. Electronic plan submittal through their Mobile Eyes Permit Portal will be mandatory, and paper plan sets will no longer be accepted. Plans which were previously submitted in paper cannot be resubmitted electronically through the portal, the resubmittal process must be completed with paper plan sets. Create an account  here. See permit application guidelines  here. See electronic plan submittal guidelines  here.

Breakfast Blend: Designing for Small Spaces  
Don't miss the first Breakfast Blend of 2019! With higher density, shrinking lots and ever shifting buyer expectations, details are more important than ever. We will gather some industry pros to delve further in to the details of space planning and more. Industry panelists include: 
- Nikky Mohanna, M.H. Mohanna Development Company 
- Mike Paris, BlackPine Communities
- Kurt Donnelly, Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
- Keith Wilson, Wilson Design Studio 
- with Presenter & Moderator: Dean Wehrli, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Register now to claim your spot at this informative event and get your own copy of the resource book! Don't forget to complete your complimentary company profile. Drop dead deadline is TODAY! Please email to Stephenie.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 7:30 - 9:30am 
Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard St., Sacramento 

PCBC Registration is Now Open 
Register today to access cutting-edge homebuilding products on our expanded Exhibit Floor, trends and industry highlights through the education and cultivated opportunities to connect with industry titans. Make the most of your investment by registering early to receive an additional discount! 

May 29: Pre-Conference Events 
May 30-31: Exhibits & Conference 
San Francisco, Moscone Center 

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
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Thank you to our Road Ahead Business Exchange Mixer Sponsors! 
Venue Sponsor

Roadster Bar Sponsor 
Jeffrey DeMure + Associates Architects Planners

Model Y Sponsors
Electrolux Major Appliances 
Wilson Design Studio 
Model S Sponsor
Cosentino Surfaces 

Model 3 Sponsors 
Integrated Resources Group, Inc. 
Ply Gem Windows 
SAFE Credit Union 

Rivinius- Orr Invitational Golf Tournament  
HomeAid Sacramento is gearing up for its 3rd Annual Rivinius-Orr Invitation Golf Tournament happening on June 21, 2019 at Edgewood at Lake Tahoe. While all 33 foursome teams are filled, sponsorships are still available.
HomeAid Sacramento thanks its current sponsors for their support:
            BUILDS Sponsor: ALCAL & Teichert
CARES Sponsor: Niemi Development Partners, LLC; Villara Building Systems; Windustrial; LDK Ventures; Fletcher Plumbing: Citadel Roofing and Solar
            Lunch Sponsor: Capital City Drywall
Hole Sponsor: Marquee Media Solutions
Please email Vangelina Chang or call 916-751-2757 for more information on sponsorships.

Samantha's Story 
Since August 2018, Samantha has been one of North State Building Industry Foundation's youth.  Samantha is also currently considered an inmate with the California Corrections Department where she has been since 2015.  She was 16 years old when, due to consequences as a result of her choices and actions, her life changed forever as she walked through the gates of prison. 
While incarcerated, she decided it was time to change her focus and start her life over again, for the better!  She studied hard and attained her high school diploma.  At the same time, she did everything she could to improve the path to a new life and earned the privilege to live in atransitional housing unit preparing her for her eventual release.   All the while, Samantha's counselors saw her potential for a new and positive direction in life.  The North State Building Industry Foundation was contacted by the counselors and asked if we would partner with the prison program to provide work readiness training and assist in finding Samantha employment.  North State BIF work experience covers up to 250 hours at minimum wage.  The program also provides clothing, safety equipment, tools and transportation assistance to ensure successful employment through removing all potential barriers.
Samantha attended every scheduled workshop at Sacramento Employment Career Center where North State Building Industry Foundation staff trains participating youth.  Her attendance, positive attitude, and focused participation in the workshop curriculum exemplified her pathway to a new and better life.  Again, her hard work paid off with the Foundation staff recommending Samantha for employment as a Youth Mentor at a non-profit.  While still in the process of completing her 250 hours of work experience, Samantha has now been chosen by the organization's Directorto join their staff, attend training and become a student mentor to assist troubled youth with making the right choices to change their lives for the better.

North State BIA