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Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

The Developer Builder Issues Council is the strategic lobbying arm for regulatory issues in Snohomish County and its local municipalities. Members are invited to participate in roundtable discussions on local issues affecting day-to-day business and stay in the know with weekly newsletters.

Contact a staff liaison below to subscribe to our builder council newsletters or get help with an issue in your jurisdiction.

Staff Liaisons

Mike Pattison
425.460.8203
Senior Snohomish County Manager

Dylan Sluder
425.460.8236
Snohomish County Manager

dbic@mbaks.com

Council Leadership

John Mirante
Pacific Ridge Homes
2021 DBIC Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Wednesday
Feb 3

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Feb 4

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Feb 11

Residential Builders Council (RBC)

Build better, build smarter.
Wednesday
Mar 3

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Mar 4

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Mar 11

Residential Builders Council (RBC)

Build better, build smarter.

Jurisdictions

Need help with an issue in one of the following jurisdictions, utilities, or departments? We want to work with you. Contact a Snohomish County staff liaison today.

 

Local Issue Updates

See what we've done recently on issues impacting the building industry in Snohomish County.


  • Everett City Council Adopts Amended Traffic Mitigation Fee Increase

    Posted on Dec 18, 2020 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    The city has not revised its traffic fees since 2014 and will increase its traffic fee to $3,994 per p.m. peak hour trip (up from $2,400). The ordinance would also change the inflation index that the fee is annually adjusted by.
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  • Snohomish County Adopts New Road Impact Fee

    Posted on Dec 18, 2020 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    Your association successfully negotiated a two-year phase-in of the fee in transportation service areas (TSA) where there will be an increase: 50% in the first year and the remaining 50% set to go into effect February 1, 2022.
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  • Marysville City Council Approves Increases to School Impact Fees

    Posted on Nov 13, 2020 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    • DBIC
    Marysville, Lake Stevens, and Lakewood School Districts all serve Marysville. Marysville School District impact fees will remain at $0.00. However, there are substantial increases to the Lake Stevens and Lakewood fees.
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