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BIA Turns 80 Years Young!

BIA Turns 80 Years Young!

By Borre Winckel, President & CEO
In 1938, the following happened; A deep recession with unemployment at 19%. The Minimum Hourly Rate was set at 40 cents. Seabiscuit beat War Admiral, oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia, Germany is fully rearmed. Neville Chamberlain […]

By | 2018-01-15T15:37:53+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How the misuse of the CEQA has led to the current housing crisis.

How the misuse of the CEQA has led to the current housing crisis.

By Borre Winckel, President & CEO
Industry insiders have long known that the widespread abuse of the California Environmental Quality Act is a primary factor behind our State’s housing crisis. Few people disagree that “CEQA” needs to be reformed. The required action threshold […]

By | 2018-01-15T09:47:17+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

OPR Releases Comprehensive Package of Proposed Amendments to CEQA Guidelines

Proposed Amendments to CEQA Guidelines

By Allen Matkins
After a four-year long process, on November 27, 2017, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) announced the availability of a comprehensive package of proposed amendments to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines (Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations).  For an analysis click […]

By | 2018-01-15T09:46:12+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BIA Affordable Housing Committee Hosts Homeless Expert-You’re Invited

BIA Affordable Housing Committee Hosts Homeless Expert-You’re Invited!

By Mike McSweeney
BIA’s Affordable Housing Committee invites all BIA members to its next Affordable Housing Committee meeting to hear from Gordon Walker, CEO of the San Diego County Regional Task Force on the Homeless.
Mr. Walker held a similar position in the state of Utah and has been […]

By | 2018-01-15T09:44:52+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Santee City Council Workshop to Discuss Possible Parking Changes

Santee City Council Workshop to Discuss Possible Parking Changes

By Mike McSweeney
The City of Santee is revisiting their parking requirements at a public workshop on Wednesday, January 24th at Santee City Hall, located at 10601 Magnolia Ave, Santee. The workshop will be held at the City Council Chambers at 7:00 pm.
 
Some council members have […]

By | 2018-01-15T09:43:53+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BIA’s 2016 Annual Financial Report

BIA’s 2016 Annual Financial Report

By Kellie Coon, Comptroller
Annually, the Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego County contracts with a certified public accounting firm to review the association’s financial performance and fiduciary duties for the year. The 2016 financial review, performed by JGD & Associates, LLP, was received by the […]

By | 2018-01-16T08:37:56+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BIA Cares 2017 Holiday Bike Drive “THANK YOU”

BIA Cares 2017 Holiday Bike Drive “THANK YOU”

Because of the generosity of so many, BIA Cares purchased and provided “377” bicycles for this year’s “BIA Cares Holiday Bike Drive.” Each year bikes are given to under privileged children in San Diego County.

A very special THANK YOU to Eric Jones, BIA’s very own Santa’s Helper, who […]

By | 2018-01-04T16:10:32+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Republican Zapf facing strong Democratic challenger

Republican Zapf facing strong Democratic challenger

By David Garrick, San Diego Union Tribune

A Democratic candidate with wide support from elected leaders is emerging to challenge Republican San Diego Councilwoman Lorie Zapf’s re-election bid next year, boosting chances that Democrats increase their council majority to a veto-proof 6-3 advantage.

Dr. Jennifer Campbell, second cousin to high-profile […]

By | 2017-12-22T10:30:17+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|2018 Campaign News|0 Comments

Disaster Recovery Resources

Disaster Recovery Resources

Once again, our community is hit by the devastating effects of wildfires.  The BIA hopes that all who have been affected (you or your family/friends) are safe.  Please find the following resources that may be of assistance.  We would also like to thank all of those firefighters who have helped in the […]

By | 2017-12-12T08:53:39+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments