Advocating for fair and reasonable Development Impact Fees.
CBA spent over 2 years working with the city to assure updated Development Impact Fees had a direct nexus to the costs generated by new home and building owners. We agree Development should pay for additional expense caused by new construction. We also recognize there is an enormous backlog of maintenance work which is not caused by new development. In addition, Chico is a destination for students, visitors and workers, creating additional costs (and income!) that is not all owed by new development.
Road Maintenance: At its June 19 City Council meeting, the Council asked the Finance Committee to review means to pay for road maintenance. The Chico Builders Association will follow the action on this, as will many other local businesses and associations. Road maintenance is a must, and the lack of maintenance multiplies the damage and cost to ultimately fix.
Bills to Watch, working their way through Sacramento. Click the number to read more.
AB 2913 - Permit Duration. Would allow a building permit to be good for 3 years.
AB 2353 - Construction Defects. Requires construction defect inspection be done by a contractor licensed in the scope of work he/she is inspecting.
SB 825 - Project Labor Agreements on Jails. This bill blankets correctional facilities work with a Project Labor Agreement. It will add costs to rural construction by disallowing most local contractors from performing work, instead, handing all work exclusively to union labor.