Your BIA Riverside Chapter Update: May 2024

BIA Riverside County Chapter Members -


Welcome to another edition of our monthly newsletter, where we keep you updated on the latest trends, innovations, and happenings in the dynamic world of construction and development.

As we embark on another month filled with opportunities and challenges, we're excited to share insights, case studies, and expert advice to help you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the building industry.


Be sure to register for upcoming events, such as:

I encourage you to take advantage of the benefits that come with your membership and maximize your company’s marketing opportunities by becoming a BIA/RC Annual Sponsor.


The BIARC Chapter remains committed to supporting our members and advocating for our industry. We are dedicated to providing you with valuable resources, networking opportunities, and a platform to voice your concerns and ideas. Thank you for your continued support. Together, we can make a difference in the building industry and create a stronger future for all.

Let's build a brighter future together!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

BIA SBC 3rd Annual Top Golf Event

Top Golf in Ontario

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Monday, June 24, 2024


Balboa Bay Club

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

BIASC Inland Empire Joint Summer Event

Silver Lakes Equestrian & Sports Park in Norco

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Tuesday, August 20 2024

BIAOC Future Housing & Sustainability Conference

Moulton Niguel Water District

Reception & Rock Show

Coach House - San Juan Capistrano

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Wednesday, August 21 2024

BIARC Summer Wine Event

Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula

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Wednesday, September 18, 2024

BIASC Builders vs. Associates Golf Tournament

Pechanga Casino & Resort in Temecula

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September 18-19, 2024

BIASC Building Industry Show 2024

Pechanga Casino & Resort in Temecula

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More Upcoming Events!
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BIARC Annual Golf Tournament

Friday, May 17th, 2024

Temecula Creek Golf Course

Thank you for joining us for a beautiful day on the green! Congratulations to our 2024 Tournament Winners:

First Place: The Land Stewards

Second Place: Valued Engineering

Most Honest: Coast Recreation

Longest Drive Hole #2 (Oaks) - Men: Jerry Chen

Longest Drive Hole #2 (Oaks) - Ladies: Pamela McKie

Longest Drive Hole #4 (Creek) - Men: Derek Beckman

Longest Drive Hole #4 (Creek) - Ladies: Diana Vigil

Longest Drive Hole #9 (Stone) - Men: Brandon Hughes

Longest Drive #9 (Stone) - Ladies: Monty Peacock

Closet to the Pin #3 (Oaks): Jason Goodrow

Closest to the Pin #2 (Creek): Mike Kemmerer

Closest to the Pin #8 (Stone): Carlos Cabrera

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BIA RC & BIA SBC Mid-Year Economic Forecast

Thursday, May 16, 2024

DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario

Thank you for joining us for an insightful evening with Keynote Speaker Scott Wild, Senior Vice President, Consulting, John Burns Research & Consulting LLP.

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Government Affairs

Governmental Affairs and builder advocacy continue to be the primary focus of the Riverside County Chapter. We are engaged with jurisdictions throughout Riverside County on numerous issues. Several updates include:

Affordable Housing

  • Local cities are actively grappling with the continued state-required affordable housing mandates. Unfortunately, those state mandates come without any new funding sources, causing communities to look to the home building industry as the primary funding source via inclusionary housing policies and fees. While we understand the difficult challenge local governments face achieving affordable housing goals, taxing new home buyers to cover those costs will only make homes more expensive and put home ownership out of reach for even more people, making the problem worse. Two significant updates include:
  • City of Menifee: We recently with BIA members and the city to be briefed on the initial findings related to their inclusionary housing options and potential programs. More on this as it develops.
  • Power Supply: We know many builders are working on the issue of power supply and access. We are pleased to report that your Riverside BIA partnered with Southern California Edison on advocacy with the City of Riverside on the Riverside Transmission Reliability Project (RTRP). RTRP was approved by the City Council on a 4-3 vote, and we applaud Councilmembers Falcone, Mill, Perry and Robillard for their strong support of keeping reliable access to power a top priority.  

Fee Updates

  • County of Riverside DIF Update: The County of Riverside is in its 2024 Development Impact Fee (DIF) update and has shared a revised administrative draft with the Riverside County BIA. We have reviewed of the document, which is extensive, covering more than 20 area plans throughout Riverside County and we have provided comments back to the County regarding the proposed DIF and the County fire fee which is proposed for a substantial increase.  The County has reviewed our comments and made a modest reduction on the fire fee. More information will be forthcoming as we have it.
  • EVMWD and the City of Beaumont: Both are rolling out substantial increases to their impact fees. We are in active communication with both agencies, and we would encourage you to look at their proposals and how they might impact your organization.

Elections 2024

The busy fall 2024 elections are almost upon us. Nearly every elected body in Riverside County will hold elections in November. Candidates are emerging, and we continue to work hard identifying and supporting pro-business, pro-housing candidates.

The BIA Riverside County Chapter will continue to be focused on industry advocacy and keeping Riverside County and our local cities a great place to build much needed housing. If you see an emerging issue you want to make sure the chapter is monitoring, please feel free to email your thoughts to

Lou Monville
Senior Vice President
BIA Riverside Chapter
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