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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
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.
Thursday
Apr 1

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

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

Wednesday
Apr 7

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Apr 8

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.


  • Bothell Adopts Corner Duplex, Short Plat Threshold Increase Ordinances

    Posted on Feb 19, 2021 in:
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    This week the Bothell City Council unanimously adopted two high priority MBAKS ordinances. Short plat thresholds were increased from 4 to 9 units and duplexes will now be allowed on all corner lots in residential zones.
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  • Lake Stevens City Council Supports Increasing SEPA Exemptions

    Posted on Feb 19, 2021 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • DBIC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    This week, the Lake Stevens City Council held a workshop to discuss the city’s proposed SEPA exemptions for minor construction. The Planning Commission has held three work sessions to discuss the proposed amendments and has agreed to increase the exemption thresholds.
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  • Draft Snohomish County Planning Policy Update Available

    Posted on Feb 12, 2021 in:
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Growth Management
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    The draft update of the Snohomish County’s Countywide Planning Policies were presented to the Snohomish County Planning Advisory Committee (SCT-PAC) this week and are now available.
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