2016 Accomplishments


BIAGV 2016 Legislative Recap
(2010 – 2017 over $40 million in residential fee savings)

Stockton Fee Reduction
Achieved a $19,990 temporary facility fee reduction

Oakdale Water Connection Fee Update
Achieved a $789 reduction in the water connection fee

San Joaquin Habitat Conservation Plan
Achieved technical amendment to HCP plan saving developers $523 per acre

Proposition 51 Statewide School Bond
Achieved the passage of a $9 billion school bond with $3 billion dedicated to the construction of new schools and avoiding Level III school fees

Stanislaus County Transportation Tax
Achieved the passage of Stanislaus County Measure L transportation tax

Merced Fee Deferral
A new fee deferral program was implemented administratively

Sustainable Groundwater Agencies
Participated in formation of new sustainable groundwater agencies in central valley

Tracy Community Facilities Districts
Participated in establishment of methodology to allocate cost of city services to new development

State Department of Water Resources – Substitute Environmental Document
Opposed restrictions to water curtailment to urban water users

Flood Protection and SB 5
Participated in San Joaquin County efforts to comply with SB 5

Participated in San Joaquin County and City of Lodi homelessness committees

Candidate interviews and elections
BIA PAC Trustees conducted candidate interviews in the primary and general election meeting with 54 candidates for local elected office.  Many home-builder friendly candidates were elected.

The City building more new homes than any other in the central valley was also the most active in amending, updating and creating new fees and processes for development.  The city created a new solid waste fee, initiated a new fee deferral program, updated their park fee, updated their development services fees and continued working on an update to their transportation fee.  Even more impactful, the Manteca Unified School District began a concerted campaign to force new homes into Mello Roos districts or pay a $18,000 per unit school mitigation fee.  The BIA is aggressively pushing back against the school district and we expect a favorable outcome to be achieved early in 2017.

2016 Accomplishments

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2014 Accomplishments


Serving Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne Counties