2005 SLGA Conference Schedule Now Available
Concurrent Pre-Conference Sessions
Thursday, Nov. 17
Battling Back Impact Fees
Sweating out an uphill battle with impact fees? Learn some of the ways to even the playing field, fight back and whittle them down. This session provides comprehensive approaches to addressing infrastructure constraints — from strategies to combat impact fees to alternative infrastructure solutions. Recent related court cases will also be discussed.
Development Review Fees — the Latest Statutory Loophole?
Home builders associations across the country have begun to question a recent escalation in the development review and inspection fees being charged by municipalities. Because these fees are not a tax, many states have little or no legislative language regulating how they can be levied or raised.
Are governments using a statutory loophole to fatten their budgets at the expense of builders? This session will discuss the issue as well as model legislative language drafted by NAHB to help HBAs close this loophole nationwide. Learn whether your state has existing legislation that restricts this type of policy and what specific activities review fees can and cannot be used for.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Friday, Nov. 18; Sat. Nov. 19
The conference will cover these timely and relevant industry topics:
- The Truth Behind Inclusionary Zoning: What Every Government Should Really Know
- Strategies for a Pro-active Political Program (Parts I & II)
- Effective Legal Programs for Better Advocacy
To get full details about the conference and a quickly expanding schedule, visit www.nahb.org/slgaconference. Early Bird registration ends Sept. 9.
For more information, e-mail Alex Strong, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8279.
Scholarships Now Available for SLGA Conference
Full and partial scholarships are now available for executive officers of state and local home builders associations to attend the State & Local Government Affairs Conference in Phoenix.
Download an application and return it to the Executive Officers Council by Wednesday, Aug. 17, for consideration. All executive officers are eligible to apply.
The EOC and the State & Local Government Affairs department encourage those executive officers who are not scheduled to attend SLGA to apply for scholarships and make this conference a priority. The SLGA conference is the largest gathering of government affairs professionals in the industry and is an excellent opportunity to stay current on today’s hottest housing issues.
For more information on the EOC Education Fund Scholarship Program, including a complete program description and application, visit www.nahb.org/eocscholarship or contact the EOC at 800-368-5242 x8176.
For more information on the State & Local Government Affairs Conference, e-mail Alex Strong, or call him at x8279.