Passed in 2019, House Bill 2306 requires jurisdictions to issue building permits once the critical pieces of land development are complete. The bill was passed in response to HBA’s concerns regarding unnecessary delays in the construction timeline that hamper the creation of needed housing. Over the past year, cities and counties throughout Oregon have updated the implemented code and administrative changes to ensure compliance with HB2306 with varying degrees of success. In response, HBA has kicked off engagement with local jurisdictions to help them understand best implementation practices and lessons learned from other parts of the state. This engagement, in the form of letters, presentations, and meetings, has helped our partner jurisdictions better appreciate the bottlenecks in the land use development and construction timelines and encourages them to think creatively about addressing these issues. You can view this recent Oregon Building Officials Association presentation to learn more about HB2306 or contact Roseann Johnson at email@example.com to discuss how HBA is working to ensure its successful implementation region wide.