The HBA policy papers detail the association’s positions on a variety of housing related topics. For additional information about these topics or positions, contact HBA Government and Builder Relations Manager Justin Wood.
Does Growth Pay? (The complete report, including technical documents, is available. Please contact the HBA if you would like a copy).
Government Relations News
- Washington County Assurances Roundtable: December 2nd (11/18/2014) - In late October, Washington County hosted a Public Improvement Contract Workshop and introduced a draft of the new Public Improvement Contract (tentatively effective January 1, 2015) As a follow up, the County will host a Developer Roundtable to listen to … Continue reading
- St. Helens Proposes Building Fee Increase (11/17/2014) - On Friday, November 7th the City of St. Helens provided a 45 day notice to the State Building Codes Division of their intent to increase fees for the structural, plumbing, and mechanical programs and make required changes to the fee … Continue reading
- Urban Forestry Summit: November 18th (11/12/2014) - A broad group of organizations will be joining together to participate in the upcoming Urban Forestry Summit. This summit is designed to examine area tree codes and policies, discuss examples of ideas which work well and ones which prove challenging … Continue reading
- New BCD Code Interpretation (11/11/2014) - The State of Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) has issued a new code interpretation pertaining to locations where safety glazing is required. Members of the OHBA codes committee provided comment and assisted the development of this interpretation. This new reading … Continue reading
- Clackamas County Seeks Input on 2015-2016 Planning and Zoning Division Work Plan (11/10/2014) - The Clackamas County Planning and Zoning Division is currently in the early stages of developing their annual Work Program for the next fiscal year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016). They are seeking input from residents, community representatives, agencies, … Continue reading
- November General Election Results (11/5/2014) - Tuesday’s election returns produced mixed results for our HBA endorsed candidates and local measures. We would like to recognize members Jodi Bailey and Ed Brockman both of whom ran competitive campaigns. Although they did not win their elections, they were … Continue reading
- Election Reminder- It’s Not Too Late to Vote. (10/31/2014) - It is however too late to mail your ballot. Beginning Friday October 31st, all ballots must be returned in person to an official ballot drop box location. All ballots must be returned by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day (November 4th), … Continue reading
- City of Portland Makes Minor Change to Permit Center Hours to Address Workload and Training Needs (10/31/2014) - Starting Thursday, November 6, 2014, the City’s Development Services Center (Permit Center) and 2nd Floor Permitting Services will begin closing two hours early at 12:00 PM on Thursdays. This change is being implemented to address increasing permit workload, to more … Continue reading
- City of Newberg Seeks Volunteers for Boards and Commissions (10/30/2014) - City Volunteers needed The city of Newberg is seeking applications from citizens and local high school students to serve on a commission or committee. This is an opportunity to serve and be part of the decision-making team governing your community. … Continue reading
- Hillsboro Utility Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Water SDC Increase (10/29/2014) - November 18, 2014: The Utilities Commission will conduct a Public Hearing to receive testimony on the proposed Water SDC Update Methodology. Hillsboro Utilities Commission Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Hillsboro Civic Center, Room 207 150 E Main Street, Hillsboro For more … Continue reading