• News for Advocacy and Legislation

    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    RESILIENT SR37ONE CORRIDOR, ONE TEAM, MANY SOLUTIONS Think of Highway 37 as more than just a commute! The future of this critical transportation corridor demands finding solutions to chronic traffic congestion and periodic flooding due to rising tides. It requires balancing transportation needs with protecting and enhancing sensitive marshland habitats. It also presents an opportunity to provide ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Safety
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    Leading the way for eco-friendly roofing in Marin County CA,  Wedge Roofing moves toward clean energy by adding Ford’s first Hybrid Truck to their fleet. The new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Truck is just the first step in the certified green roofing contractor’s plan to convert their entire fleet of 47 commercial vehicles to all-electric to meet California’s goal of 100% zero emissions by 2035. As a ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Press Release, Tax Liens and Completions, Green Building - Sustainability, Member News, Builders Corner
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    The Marin Builders Association supports efforts to address climate change.  We believe the best way to solve this crisis is through innovation, investment, and partnerships.   A ban on natural gas to residences will increase construction costs, decrease consumer choice, reduce energy availability for homeowners during Public Safety Power Shutdown periods, potentially cause unforeseen impacts to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Community, Advocacy and Legislation
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has added an update to the treated wood waste (TWW) FAQ page. Below is the update added and the link to the TWW FAQ webpage.Q: Can you please clarify the rules applicable to residents that generate treated wood waste (TWW)?    A: A homeowner does not require a variance to manage TWW generated incidental to owning and maintenance their own place ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability, Builders Corner
    Thursday, March 11, 2021
    The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has added an update to the treated wood waste (TWW) FAQ page. Below is the update added and the link to the TWW FAQ webpage.Q: What should I know before taking my treated wood to a landfill or transfer station for disposal?  A: DTSC has posted a list of the landfills (https://dtsc.ca.gov/tww-variances/) and transfer stations ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Business Tips, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Community
    Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    On behalf of the Marin Builders Association Board of Directors, the following letter was recently sent to Marin County Health Officials to offer our support with essential construction worker vaccination:(Link to letter pdf.)Dear Dr. Willis and Dr. Santora:First and foremost, we want to thank you and your team for your work during these ever-changing times. Specifically, we would like to commend ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, COVID-19 Resources, Press Release, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Safety
    Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    UPDATE: Because of multiple letters on the item, the County pulled this item from the Board of Supervisors agenda to give additional time for consideration. We've reached out to the county to offer industry perspective going forward. Marin County Board of SupervisorsRE: Project Labor Agreement Policy GuidelinesVia email on March 1, 2021To BOS@marincounty.orgFull pdf. of letterDear ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Member News
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    For Immediate Release The Alternative Management Standard (AMS), which allows waste haulers to accept treated wood waste (TWW) from residential and commercial customers, expired on December 31, 2020 when Governor Newsome vetoed a bill to extend the statute (HSC 25150.7) and regulations (22 CCR 67386.1 et seq.).   For this reason, beginning January 1, 2021, waste haulers in the County of Marin ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release, Builders Corner, Business Tips, Member News, Green Building - Sustainability
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021
    AUTHOR Joe Bousquin PUBLISHED Jan. 12, 2021 Construction DiveDive Brief:A new California law that went into effect Jan. 1 allows state regulators to shut down jobsites that expose workers to an imminent hazard of COVID-19 infection, while eliminating a previously required 15-day rebuttal period for contractors to respond to any alleged “serious violations” related to COVID-19, according to the ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, Advocacy and Legislation, Safety
    Monday, November 30, 2020
    AB 685 Creates Employer COVID-19 Notice Requirements and Expands Cal/OSHA Powers effective January 1, 2021 On November 20, 2020, the OSHA Board unanimously adopted proposed regulations that impose requirements on employers to promulgate written policies regarding COVID-19 Prevention Plans.  The new regulations will go into effect December 1, if approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Event Related, Advocacy and Legislation, COVID-19 Resources, Business Tips, Builders Corner, Member News
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to Evaluate the Permit Customer Experience for County of Marin    Take the Survey - San Rafael, CA - The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the County of Marin and the Marin Economic Forum. The collaboration is designed to help improve the permit process for customers and decrease the amount of non-permitted ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Permit CEMIP Program, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Marin Builders Association News
    Monday, November 11, 2019
     Marin Builders Association, Town of Tiburon and Marin Economic Forum Collaborate to Measure and Improve the Permit Customer Experience  The Town of Tiburon has announced a new partnership with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to help improve the experience for the permit customers. The Customer Satisfaction Assessment is a program designed to measure and ultimately improve ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News

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