As the voice of Southern California’s building industry, BIASC’s regional team and four chapters collaborate efforts to maximize advocacy efforts throughout Southern California.

Below are a few of the many advocacy success stories highlighted for our members:

BIASC Victories

  • Successfully leading Inclusionary Housing Opposition
  • Securing construction as an essential service in all local cities under Governor Newsom’s “Stay at Home” order.
  • Advancing nearly 2 dozen builder member projects that were delayed or stuck in a City, County, or Utility.
  • Advocating against a proposed policy that would ban all wood construction.
  • Securing a decrease in local Water District Fees
  • Advocating against the untimely implementation of Green Building Mandates
  • Securing a postponement of the LA County Art Fee
  • Assisted jurisdictions in altering inspections and reviews to keep building approvals moving with a specific focus on virtual inspection protocols
  • Engaged members to launch a region-wide advocacy effort in a one-of-a-kind letter writing campaign to local elected officials highlighting the essential nature of home building.
  • Launching a successful a Digital Advocacy Campaign, in coordination with city officials, to avert shut down and continue city services.
  • Successfully advocating for a 120-day delay on SCAG’s vote regarding the final Connect SoCal plan to ensure that the final plan supports new home construction and strengthens the economy.

Building Industry Legal Defense (BILD)

  • Scholarly reporting on regional differences in population, jobs and transportation density
  • Managing legal options regarding July 2020 VMT implementation
  • Coordinating with Sacramento experts to prepare the industry response to the release of new Storm Water Construction General Permit standards that may pose significant threat to homebuilding
  • Monitoring state standards and coordinating next steps on the state’s interpretation of Vapor Attenuation requirements for infill construction
  • Researching applicability of the CARES Act for home building
  • Monitoring and reporting throughout the RTP/SCS process
  • Monitoring and reporting throughout the RHNA process
  • Scholarly reporting on regulatory and fee burdens in the Southern California market

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