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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

Thursday
Oct 1

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Wednesday
Oct 7

Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC) Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Oct 8

Residential Builders Council (RBC) Breakfast

Build better, build smarter.
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.

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.


  • Snohomish County Adopts New Building Permit Fees

    Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in:
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    Your MBAKS DBIC Committee endorsed the new fees but also testified that Council should remain mindful of other cost concerns and affordable housing impacts on the horizon. The new fees will take effect November 1 of this year.
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  • Bothell Adopts Parking Requirement Exceptions

    Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Building Codes
    The Bothell City Council has adopted an ordinance that allows for exceptions to certain parking requirements for market-rate, affordable, and senior housing development. For market-rate housing, parking requirements may be lowered for development within one quarter mile of a transit stop.
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  • Snohomish County School 2021–22 Impact Fee Table Updated

    Posted on Sep 4, 2020 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    Notably, it reflects lower fees for Everett and Lake Stevens school districts. The new fees have been presented to the County Planning Commission and will likely be adopted in November.
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