Truckee North Shore Local Government Affairs Committee
Local Government Affairs Committee (LGAC) Meeting Dates and Speakers
Monday, March 16 at 4:00 pm
|Truckee Planning Commissioner Dan Fraiman|
|Truckee Chief Building Official Dan West|
Our March 16 meeting will feature two speakers from the Town of Truckee: Planning Commissioner (and CATT member) Dan Fraiman and CBO Dan West. Dan Fraiman was appointed to the Town Planning Commission in December 2019 as Tony Commendatore’s commissioner. Dan’s commission term expires March 2023. This is a meet and greet session so CATT members can meet Dan and Dan can meet CATT members.
Agenda items for Monday’s meeting include: North Tahoe Fire hydrant/access issues, Truckee General Plan and climate actions, and Truckee Housing programs - more specifically the ADU Academy idea.
LGAC meetings are usually held the third Monday of the month at the CATT office and start at 4:00 PM. Any CATT member is welcome to attend LGAC meetings. Please contact CATT Government Affairs Manager Pat Davison at 530.550.9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about LGAC activities or issues of concern to CATT.
PLACER COUNTY NAMES NEW BUILDING DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR TAHOE
On February 10, Placer Chief Building Official Tim Wegner announced a significant change to the Tahoe office of the Building Department. Here is Tim’s announcement:
“It’s with excitement that I share with you today that Eric Simonson has accepted a new position as the Building Service Manager in Tahoe. While Eric has been with the County for a short period in the capacity of a Building Service Plan Check Supervisor, his prior experience as a Building Official in Reno and other communities has prepared him to lead his new teams to success. Eric will be responsible for the management and day-to-day operation of Building Services, Tahoe. Those duties include management of the Tahoe Building Department, Tahoe Code Compliance, and the newly formed STR program. Please reach out to Eric for all things Building Services-Tahoe going forward.
Eric will begin his transition to Tahoe over the next couple weeks. He’ll continue his efforts toward an effective Building Services electronic plan check and online permitting system, so he’ll be here in Auburn as necessary to get this done. He plans to be fully transitioned to Tahoe by March, 2020.
Congratulations Eric, your experience will certainly be welcomed and couldn’t come at a better time as CDRA transitions to development implementation phases.”
The Tahoe Supervising Building Inspector position, last held by Dave Barnett, will not be filled in lieu of Eric’s placement to this new higher level position.
Eric attended the February 10 LGAC meeting and talked about a couple of plan check and inspection issues. Eric also mentioned that he has created a fulltime inhouse plan check team of Steve Adcock and Neil Rodriguez for better customer service. Outsourcing will still be done to manage high volume when needed.
Contact Eric if you have any questions about Tahoe operations of the Building Department: email@example.com or 530.581.6287
SPEAKERS AT JANUARY AND FEBRUARY LGAC MEETINGS
CATT members heard from these VIPs at recent LGAC meetings -
Truckee Vice Mayor Anna Klovstad visited in February (L to R): Robbie Jamison, Anna
LGAC WELCOMES ROBBIE JAMISON
LGAC’s newest member is Robbie Jamison with Mark Tanner Construction. Robbie has lived in the Tahoe Area since 2007, splitting time working summers here and finishing school in San Luis Obispo. He moved to Truckee full time in 2009 and worked multiple trades, including serving as a boat captain on Lake Tahoe for 4 years. In 2013, Robbie started as a Project Manager for Mark Tanner Construction and has been with the company ever since. His range of experience is vast – spreading across all of California and Northern Nevada. Robbie has already gotten involved with LGAC – he is one of five CATT reps on the multi-jurisdictional Building Working Group. Welcome Robbie!
CATT PRIORITIES FOR 2020
Priorities for Pat and the Local Government Affairs Committee were approved by LGAC at their regular meeting December 16, 2019:
2020 PRIORITY ISSUES TO BE HANDLED BY CATT GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MANAGER PAT DAVISON
Mitigation Fees – coordinate with LGAC as a whole
a. Alpine Springs County Water District Fire Mitigation Fees – annual update
b. Squaw Valley Public Service District Fire Mitigation Fees – annual update
c. Northstar Community Service District Fire Mitigation Fees & Martis Valley West Annexation – expect new fee study
d. North Tahoe Fire Protection District Mitigation Fees – annual update
e. Truckee Fire Protection District Mitigation Fees – annual update
f. Truckee Traffic/Facilities Mitigation Fees – annual update
g. Placer County Traffic Mitigation Fees – expect new fee study
h. Placer County Traffic Mitigation Fees Conversion to SF basis – may be part of new fee study
i. Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Mitigation Fees – biannual update
j. Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District Mitigation Fees – expect new fee study
Truckee General Plan Update – coordinate with LGAC GPU Committee
a. continual work all year
Housing – coordinate with LGAC Housing Committee
a. Achievable/locals housing incentives (large and small projects) – all jurisdictions
b. ADU programs – Town and two counties
c. Placer affordable housing requirement - request small project exemption
OTHER – Attend and provide monthly reports for the CATT Board, write articles for the CATT newsletter and CATT Weekly, prepare agendas and invite speakers for LGAC and committees, create LGAC email reminders and alerts, conduct leadership training and identify committee recruits, assist with fundraising for the Issues Action Fund, attend CATT member orientations and budget meetings, prepare content for WOW flyer, prepare Annual Report, read files for scanning, and perform other administrative duties as needed. Continue to emphasize the importance of CATT members being involved in issues to affect the outcome.
2020 PRIORITY ISSUES TO BE HANDLED BY LGAC COMMITTEE (OR POINT PERSON):
a. Placer Plan Check – Committee Chairman Pat Souza
b. North Tahoe Hydrant Flow Needs Assessment – Committee Chairman Pat Souza
c. Multi-Jurisdictional Building Working Group/Code Implementation – Committee Chairman Ryan Marsden
d. Affordable/Workforce Housing Solutions – Committee Chairwoman Kristi Thompson
e. NTFPD Schedule 80 piping requirement – Jamie Brimer
f. Truckee Tax Oversight – Craig Weaver
USE COMPLAINT FORM FOR PLAN CHECK & INSPECTION PROBLEMS
CATT Government Affairs Manager Pat Davison created a complaint form that can be used to document a problem with plan check or building inspection. This form allows CATT to track the complaint and also gives the managing entity specific detail for remedy. The complaint outline is simple:
• Project address
• Building permit #
• Date problem occurred
• Brief description of what happened
• Your opinion – what should have happened instead
• Your name and contact info
For more information about the complaint form and CATT involvement once the form is filed, please contact CATT Government Affairs Manager Pat Davison at 530.550.9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DONATE TO CATT "ISSUES ACTION FUND"
The Construction Industry is heavily regulated, with codes, fees, and policies changing on a regular basis at all levels of government. Many times, CATT dialogue with agency staff or elected officials can remove impediments or resolve problems.
But sometimes, CATT needs to take action to protect your industry in a different way. That's why you will hear the refrain: The World Is Run By Those Who Show Up with a call to action - comment now or attend a meeting. That's also why you will hear about CATT hiring experts or consultants to provide supporting information as a way to change the outcome of some code, fee, or policy proposal.
Consultants and experts give CATT an added boost, reinforcing a point from an outside perspective. That could make the difference between a questionable proposal getting adopted as is and one getting modified to be more reasonable.
CATT's Issues Action Fund is a dedicated fund set up to channel donations to those special issues where an expert or consultant can make a positive difference. LGAC oversees the Issues Action Fund. Please consider making a donation to the IAF today as a way to protect your tomorrow. Download the donation form here.
For more information about the CATT Issues Action Fund, please contact CATT Government Affairs Manager Pat Davison (530.550.9999 or email@example.com)
WHAT IS LGAC?
CATT's Local Government Affairs Committee is a permanent committee composed of members who are interested in Fees - Codes - Regulation - Policy. This is the committee that analyzes issues affecting the building industry and determines CATT position and strategy. This committee works very closely with CATT Government Affairs Manager Pat Davison.
Bring your problems or concerns to LGAC. You may think you are alone when in reality others may be experiencing the same problems. LGAC could be the place to help you find a remedy. Experience the power of numbers with CATT as your ally.
Come to the LGAC meeting and learn what is happening with TRPA, the Town of Truckee, Special Districts, and the three Counties. Find out what CATT is doing to improve conditions for you and the building industry.
WHO IS LGAC?
CATT’s Local Government Affairs Committee (LGAC) has 18 members. LGAC Chair is Craig Weaver (MOBO Law, LLP), Vice Chair is Cody Heller (Heller Construction, Inc.). Committee members are: Steve Cooper (Aegis Insurance Markets), Eric Slominski (Barrish Pelham & Associates), Jamie Brimer (Brimer Construction & Plumbing), Chip Huck (CST Holdings, LLC), Heather Rankow (Developer’s Connection), Michael Forshee (Forshee Construction), Pat Souza (Heslin Construction), John Pruyn (High West Landscape Architects), John Wood (Loverde Builders, Inc.), Robbie Jamison (Mark Tanner Construction, Inc.), Ryan Marsden (Marsden Architects), Brian McEneaney (McEneaney Construction), Mitch Clarin (Mitchell T. Clarin), Kristi Thompson (MWA, Inc.), Justin Bertoli (NSM Corporation), and Christian Edwards (Timberline Construction).
If fees, regulations, codes, and policy interest you, contact LGAC Chair Craig Weaver at 530.214.8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org