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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

Mark Villwock
LDC Inc.
2020 DBIC Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Wednesday
Nov 4

Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC) Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Nov 5

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Nov 12

Residential Builders Council (RBC) Breakfast

Build better, build smarter.
Wednesday
Dec 2

Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC) Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Dec 3

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Dec 10

Residential Builders Council (RBC) Breakfast

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.


  • Arlington City Council Approves Docket Zoning Changes

    Posted on Sep 25, 2020 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    The city stated that the changes are necessary to correctly identify the housing capacities of current residential zones and to provide the correct tools to enable “feathering” of residential capacities by creating additional residential zones.
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  • Bothell Extends Permit and Development Application Timelines

    Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in:
    • DBIC
    • Permitting
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    The existing extension measure was set to expire October 7. Permits must have been received before January 1, 2020, to be eligible for the extension.
    Read More

  • Lake Stevens Planning Commission Discusses MFTE Code Amendment

    Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    Projects in target areas that plan to build market-rate multifamily units would be eligible for the eight-year exemption; those that construct 20% of those units as low-to-moderate income would be eligible for the 12-year exemption.
    Read More