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  • MBA Pierce Government Affairs

  • MBA Pierce’s Government Affairs staff works to analyze political candidates who are pro-housing and will be supportive of YOUR issues. With MBA Pierce member support, the Government Affairs program continues to work with local jurisdictions to provide a better regulatory atmosphere for YOUR business.  

  • Our Principles Our Principles

    The Master Builders Association of Pierce County (MBA Pierce) government affairs program is an active participant in the policy and regulatory processes in Pierce County.  The government affairs staff of MBA Pierce operates under the direction of the Legislative Strategy Committee (LSC) which is composed of MBA Pierce members.  Under the LSC’s direction, the government affairs staff works to promote the following resolutions of MBA Pierce:

    • Removing regulatory and financial barriers to building affordable housing
    • Promoting smart growth
    • Advocating for government transparency in how permit and impact fees are calculated
    • Working with local jurisdictions to ensure high levels of services and timely issuance of permits

     

  • Our Accomplishments Our Accomplishments

    The MBA Pierce proactively works towards policy and code changes to improve the building atmosphere in Pierce County jurisdictions.  Some of the accomplishments of the Government Affairs program at MBA Pierce include the following:

    • Successfully fended off a harmful School Impact Fee proposal which saved future homeowners $2.8 million throughout Pierce County in the first year alone
    • Instrumentally guided Title 18A changes at the County level through participation on the Red Tape Reduction Task Force
    • Initiated Condo Liability reform legislation at local levels 
    • Improved permit process timelines with the City of Tacoma
    • Defeated a 500% proposed increase in Transportation Impact Fees in the City of Gig Harbor which saved new homeowners over $5,300 per home

     

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