At the request of HBA, the City of Hillsboro Community Development Department is convening a stakeholder group to discuss implementation of House Bill 2306 and provide input on streamlining permitting, inspection and land use processes. HB2036, passed in 2019, requires cities or counties to issue residential building permits upon substantial completion of construction of public improvements in residential subdivisions. “Substantial completion” was loosely defined in the legislation, so HBA is working to educate jurisdictions on how to define this for themselves in a way that will streamline processes and expedite building timelines. The first meeting, scheduled for Thursday May 20th, will focus on Hillsboro’s current processes and where they do and don’t align with HB2306. Meetings are expected to continue through the summer with future meetings considering individual processes for streamlining and alignment with the industry’s workflow. Hillsboro’s desire to include stakeholders and our members in the process of developing and redesigning internal processes is a positive step and a reflection of HBA’s efforts to build strong relationships with department staff and city leaders. For more information on HBA’s work in Hillsboro, or to participate in future meetings or provide input, contact Ryan Makinster at firstname.lastname@example.org.