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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

Thursday
Jul 1

Seattle Builders Council Virtual Breakfast

Break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Wednesday
Jul 7

Developer Builder Issues Council Virtual Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Jul 8

Residential Builders Council Breakfast

Build better, build smarter.
Thursday
Aug 5

Seattle Builders Council Reception

Hear from local experts on issues affecting Seattle homebuilding, together and safely in person.
Thursday
Aug 19

Crab Feed & Elected Officials Reception

Enjoy the bounty of the Salish Sea and chat with area elected officials about issues affecting your business.
Wednesday
Sep 1

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.

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.


  • Lynnwood City Council Adopts Housing Action Plan

    Posted on May 28, 2021 in:
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Builders Councils
    • Housing Affordability
    • Advocacy
    On Monday, May 24, the Lynnwood City Council approved its proposed Housing Action Plan. The plan had previously been unanimously recommended by the Planning Commission. Work now begins on implementing regulations that could be completed by the end of this year.
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  • Lake Stevens City Council Approves Maximum SEPA Thresholds

    Posted on May 14, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    This week, the Lake Stevens City Council held a public hearing on the city’s proposed increases to SEPA exemptions for minor construction. The council amended and adopted the maximum thresholds for residential units by a vote of 5-2.
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  • Lumber Prices Are Through the Roof. Why?

    Posted on May 7, 2021 in:
    • RBC
    • DBIC
    • SBC
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry News
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The cost of lumber is up a staggering 280%. The cost of housing has increased significantly: constructing just one single-family home is now nearly $36,000 more expensive because of skyrocketing lumber prices. A variety of market conditions and consumer choices are driving shortages and increasing prices. This is on top of already higher lumber prices due to tariffs on Canadian lumber imports implemented in 2017.
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