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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
Nov 3

Developer Builder Issues Council Virtual Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Nov 4

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Virtual Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Nov 11

Residential Builders Council Virtual Breakfast

Build better, build smarter.
Wednesday
Dec 1

Developer Builder Issues Council Virtual Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Dec 2

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Virtual Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Dec 9

Residential Builders Council Virtual Breakfast

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.


  • Countywide Planning Policies Adopted by County Council

    Posted on Oct 1, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Growth Management
    The Snohomish County Council has completed its consideration and adoption of Countywide Planning Policy (CPP) changes. The CPP’s form the foundation of the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update. Notable is that Council adopted the County Executive recommended version of the document and not that produced by Snohomish County Tomorrow.
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  • Marysville City Council Adopts Updates to Downtown Master Plan and MFTE

    Posted on Oct 1, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Building Codes
    This week, the Marysville City Council adopted updates to the city’s Downtown Master Plan (DMP) and Planned Action Ordinance (PAO). The DMP update expands the boundary and updates zoning and design standards.
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  • Snohomish County Adopts Updated Permit Fees

    Posted on Oct 1, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    The Snohomish County Council recently adopted Ordinance 21-048 that updates Planning and Development Services permit fees. The update is part two of the fee update initiated earlier this year.
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