Your Monthly BIAOC Update: May 2021
Orange County Enters Yellow Tier and BIA Events are Back!
On May 18, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that
effective May 19, 2021, Orange County (OC) moved into the Yellow Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This means that most businesses in OC will be allowed to increase their operational capacity.

To view the status of a business or activity of interest under the Yellow Tier, please visit the State’s website HERE.

Last week, BIA hosted three in-Person events in Orange County: the BIAOC 54th Golf Tournament at the beautiful Coto De Caza Golf Course; the Greater Sales & Marketing Council  In-Person Networking /Happy Hour honoring the Q1 Sales Awards & Top Producers Honors; and the BIASC PAC Gala at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club‎ featuring a networking reception and a live virtual presentation by special guests Former Senator Barbara Boxer and Author Ann Coulter, moderated by BIASC Chair Dave Bartlett, Brookfield Residential. Scroll below to read more and see photos from these events.

Check the upcoming News & Events section below for NEW upcoming events, webinars, and industry news - including BIAOC's Whiskey Tasting event. Register to reserve your spot today!

Scroll down to our Government Affairs Updates section for the latest BIAOC member advocacy wins and calls to action. Contact to become an industry advocate today!

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MBK Rental Living
BIAOC 54th Annual Golf Tournament Recap
Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and golfers for another successful golf tournament at the beautiful Coto De Caza Golf Course!

Congratulations to the BIAOC 54th Annual Golf Tournament Winners:
North Course
1st Place – Team Score: 57
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Mike Strobel
  • Mike Kemmerer
  • Justin Hernandez

2nd Place – Team Score: 58
  • Valued Engineering

Most Honest – Team Score – 83
  • Janis Randazzo
  • Lory Lynn
  • Erica DeFoe
  • Michael DeFoe
South Course
1st Place – Team Score: 56
  • Scott Pasternak
  • Mike Miller
  • Keith Frankel
  • TRI Pointe Homes

2nd Place – Team Score: 56
  • Mike Gartlan
  • John Abboud
  • Bob Dinsmore
  • Jesse Kleist

Most Honest – Team Score: 77
  • Fred Garylee
  • Paul Johnson
  • Farhad Mohammadi
  • Jim Yates
Longest Drive Hole #8 North
Men – Austin
Ladies – Nicole Burdette

Longest Drive Hole #5 South
Men – James Pearce
Ladies – Diana Vigil

Closest to the Pin #6 North – Brian Nives
Closest to the Pin #11 North – Chris Baker (5”2’)
Closest to the Pin #4 South – Bob Dinsmore (4”)
Closest to the Pin #10 South – Mark Atcosta (11” 9’)
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Event Recap: 2021 BIASC PAC Gala
Thank you to BIAOC Member Rancho Mission Viejo for hosting the 2021 PAC Gala last week! Attendees enjoyed an evening of networking and a virtual program with guest speakers Former Senator Barbara Boxer and author Ann Coulter. Thank you to all our sponsors and attendees!
Thank you to the many special guests and elected representatives in attendance including Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner, Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, and San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman, and several other elected city council members.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
News & Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for upcoming events, webinars, and industry news!
BIAOC NextGen Office Hours
& Mentorship Wrap-Up
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Join BIAOC NextGen for office hours and for the mentorship program wrap-up! This event is free - register to receive your drink ticket. Must be an active NextGen Member or be part of the Mentorship Program to Attend. NextGen Member Only Event.
BIAOC Whiskey Tasting
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
5:30PM - 8:00PM

Join BIAOC for our annual evening of whiskey tasting and networking!

Sponsorships available!

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Whiskey Sponsor
Bourbon Sponsor

BIA of Southern California Building Industry Show 3.0
September 29-30, 2021
Pechanga Resort & Casino

We invite you to join us for the biggest building trade show event and experience in Southern California - the Building Industry Show 3.0. Join us for our in-person trade show floor, Builders Golf Tournament, Builders Kickoff Party, special guest speakers to be announced and more.
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Government Affairs Updates
Village at Laguna Hills project – Call to ActionAgain!
Calling All Members - Again!  Yes, you are reading that correctly. On Tuesday, April 27, the City of Laguna Hills decided to delay the Village at Laguna Hills project. Yes, it was late in the night. And yes, the hearing was pushing 7 hours. But the reasons given to delay the vote focused on the council needing more time to study the project! Further, even after the public comments were closed due to no remaining speakers, a council member wanted to hear from more residents who oppose the project, as most of the speakers in attendance were in support. So, after the council decided to delay the hearing until June 24th, they also agreed to re-open the public comment at the next scheduled meeting. The Council is clearly using delay tactics and abusing their power to change the rules and move the goal post in the middle of a public hearing. The council has had years to study the project and speak to the developer, but for some reason has done neither.

Please join us and provide your comments to the City Council - again. The team will work with you to make this as easy as possible and can provide talking points if you need them. Speaking at a city council meeting in support of the Building Industry will make you eligible for the BIAOC Government Affairs Award and Civic Advocacy League.

Should you be able to speak, please RSVP to Martin McIntosh, 949-394-3413,
BIAOC in the Media: La Habra to require home builders include affordable units or contribute toward their funding
Steve LaMotte, executive officer of the Building Industry Association’s Orange County Chapter, echoed Shaw’s concerns that adding more costs and regulation to an already expensive and lengthy process won’t solve the housing shortage. “Figure out a way to make it quicker, figure out a way to make it cheaper. Density is going to have to be part of the conversation,” LaMotte said. 

Check out the article HERE.
SOCEC – Economic Engines for South Orange County
Both the Laguna Hills Mall and the Dana Point Harbor are in the midst of a significant revitalization and rehabilitation. These projects will create jobs, tax revenue, and add housing to the region. Moderated by BIAOC Executive Officer, Steve LaMotte, the event will discuss the challenges and the opportunities of both projects. Check it out HERE.
Santa Ana Climate and Public Health Emergency Resolution
The City of Santa Ana discussed a proposed resolution this month looking at a series of goals to combat climate change. As one would imagine, the resolution focused on decarbonization, resident health and increasing park land. However, the resolution goes on to state that “urban development on a grand scale has threatened residents with increased traffic and emissions, and thus may foster an increased heat island effect, elevating heat temperatures, incurring the threat of wildfires and additional health disparities such as asthma, obesity, heat exhaustion, heat stroke”. Due to this egregious language, the BIA and its coalition partners opposed the resolution, and asked that this item be tabled. The council agreed to bring the resolution back with changes, and the BIA will continue to ensure that outright false language related to housing is not included. Should you have any further questions, please contact Steve LaMotte
Join BIAOC NextGen
For more information or to refer a NextGen member, please contact:
Zac Torres 
NextGen Membership Chair
Chad Davies
NextGen Membership Co-Chair
HomeAid Orange County Diaper Drive
Help HomeAid Orange County meet the goal of collecting 1 million diapers!
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more and more families are experiencing homelessness. We need YOUR HELP getting families with babies and toddlers experiencing homelessness the necessary supplies for their children: diapers and wipes.
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