Thursday | August 27, 2020
LA County Postpones Art Fee!
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors postponed the Percent for Art in Private Development Fee from September 1, 2020 to March 2, 2021. This is the third time we have successfully delayed the Ordinance. Thank you for filling out our form letter and sending letters of your own. The pressure is working. For questions or more information contact Diana Coronado.
Social Housing in LA City
This week, BIA-LAV testified during the Los Angels City Housing Committee on the recently introduced Social Housing Motion. We're encouraged to see the City taking proactive steps to create and invest in housing. However, it's imperative that a funding solution work in tandem with all other housing efforts and does not negatively impact current or future home building. For questions contact Diana Coronado.
Climate Action: South Pasadena Reviews CAP Plan & Long Beach Postpones Adoption
At the South Pasadena Natural Resources & Environmental Commission meeting City staff presented the Draft Climate Action Plan (CAP). BIA-LAV testified on the potential cost increases on housing and issues affecting decarbonization thorough a 100% building electrification mandate. The CAP wont be adopted for several months.
On Tuesday, Long Beach City Council chose to postpone the Climate Action Adaption Plan (CAAP) hearing. This was a prudent decision, as mush of the Plan's methodology and assumptions have changed drastically since COVID-19. The CAAP was last heard in July 2019, where BIA-LAV testified.
LA County Releases Sustainability Plan Progress Report
The Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office released its first Annual Progress Report on the “OurCounty” Sustainability Plan. This report shows the priorities that have taken shape as directed by the OurCounty Plan. BIA-LAV has been a highly active stakeholder providing comments on every aspect of the Plan. Read BIA-LAV's letter here.
Board Member of the Week!
This week we want to recognize Gothic Landscape’s Krysti Irving! Krysti is a dedicated member of the BIA-LAV Chapter and an integral part of our Board. She is the current Co-Chair of our Events & Education Committee and over the years has served as Chair of several other committees. Her creativity, attention to detail and industry expertise is an asset to our entire Chapter. Thank you for your continued support, Krysti!  
BIA-LAV Committees & Events
Make the most of your membership and sign up for one (or more) of BIA-LAV's committees or events! Meet with decision makers, network with BIA members and more. Click on the links below for information.
Surf, Sun and Golf! Join BIA-LAV for our 31st Annual Golf Tournament on Tuesday, October 6. Register and Sponsor while early-bird pricing sponsorships last!
Building Industry News Stories

California has a housing crisis. A bill would allow a duplex on most single-family parcels | LA Times

Some California Sanity on Housing | Wall Street Journal

California housing bills run into wall of union resistance | SF Chronicle
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