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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

Sunshine Kapus
Sage Homes Northwest
2022 DBIC Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Wednesday
Feb 2

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Feb 3

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Feb 10

Residential Builders Council (RBC)

Build better, build smarter.
Wednesday
Mar 2

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Mar 3

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Mar 10

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 Rethink Zoning Tweaks and Approves Sound Transit Letter

    Posted on Dec 10, 2021 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Builders Councils
    This week, the Everett City Council held a public hearing and adopted proposed changes to Lots, Setbacks, and Residential Densities intended to refine, clarify ambiguous provisions, or correct an unintended outcome in Rethink Zoning.
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  • Mountlake Terrace Expands Online Permitting

    Posted on Dec 3, 2021 in:
    • Builders Councils
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    The City of Mountlake Terrace this week announced that it is expanding permit application options in their online permit portal.
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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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