Our Government Affairs program is an active participant in the policy and regulatory processes in Pierce County. Under the LSC’s direction, the government affairs staff works to promote the following resolutions of Master Builders Association of Pierce County:
- 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
In 2018, the LSC boasted many victories, including improved permit process timelines with the City of Tacoma, defeating a 500% proposed increase in Transportation Impact Fees in the City of Gig Harbor, and fending off a harmful School Impact Fee proposal in Pierce County which saved future homeowners throughout the county $2.8 million in the first year alone.
If you are interested in joining the LSC or getting on our emailing list, please contact Jessie Gamble at 253.254.0083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.