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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
Mar 3

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Mar 4

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

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

Residential Builders Council (RBC)

Build better, build smarter.
Thursday
Apr 1

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

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

Wednesday
Apr 7

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Apr 8

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.


  • Snohomish County Releases Annual Tree Canopy Report

    Posted on Feb 5, 2021 in:
    • Environment
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    Snohomish County Planning and Development Services has released its annual tree canopy report. The 2020 report details that every proposed landscape plan submitted during the year met or exceeded canopy requirements.
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  • Snohomish County PDS Announces 2021 Work Plan

    Posted on Feb 5, 2021 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Growth Management
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    Snohomish County Planning and Development Services has released its annual work plan and presented it to the County Council. The document is a road map for various code changes being worked on for the year, including your Association’s priorities.
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  • WRIA 7 Releases Final Draft of Watershed Plan

    Posted on Jan 29, 2021 in:
    • Environment
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    Recently, the Washington State Department of Ecology released the final draft WRIA 7 Water Restoration and Enhancement Committee (WREC) watershed plan. After reviewing comments and making some final recommendations, the committee voted on and unanimously gave interim approval of the plan. The WREC will now start the local approval process.
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