MarketPlace Report – January 2014

Click to link to report: Market Watch Report – Jan 2014


City of Coachella – Presentation made Jan. 9th, 2014

With additional information provided by New West Communities – “La Entrada – Master Planned Community”

click here for the link to presentation: City of Coachella – POL Jan 2014

DVBA Year in Review:

Click here for the DVBA “Year in Review” and check out the various Legislative Issues the Association has undertaken this past year and provided benefit services to you – the DVBA Member!

Website – Year in Review Update

DVBA – Legislative Updates – City & County News

Click here Website – Bills Update Oct 2013 to be connected to all the latest news from the Coachella & Imperial Valleys Cities & Counties.

Regulatory Advisory – Click Here Website – Regulatory Advisory Sept 2013 – re Off Road Vehicles for information about the U.S. EPA and California Air Resources Board enforcements concerning In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicles.



School Fees – Updated October 8, 2013: (Click Here for updates on Coachella & Imperial Valley School District Fees) DVBA School Districts and Fees – Oct 2013

DVBA – Legislative Bill Update – September 18, 2013

Click here for Legislative Bill Tracking provided by DVBA: Website Update Sept 18 – Legislative Bills

 School Fees – Updated August 30 2013

Click here: Website Update – School Fees – August 2013 for the latest in School Fees by District in both the Coachella & Imperial Valleys.  Contact the DVBA direct at 760-776-7001 with any questions on a specific district or fee level.

Latest Housing Permit Information

Here is information on Coachella & Imperial Counties – June 2013 (most current available)  Residential Permit Activities:

Residential Permits – June 2013


Governor Signs Two Year Map Extension Legislation:

On July 11th, Governor Brown signed into legislation AB116, the Two Year Map Extension.  The full bill is linked here Scan0495.  This is good news for the nearly 3,500 parcels totaling 400,000 units that can now continue to move the industry towards economic recovery in the housing markets throughout the state.


CVAG – Annual Update to MSHCP Fee

Please see attached notice Scan0482 regarding the Automatic Annual Fee Adjustment to the MSHCP Local Development Mitigation Fee.  Increase will be 1.9% and effective July 1, 2013.




Coachella Valley Housing Trust Foundation – 2013 Moving Forward Conference:

Economic Forecast for the Coachella Valley presented by Dr. Mark Schniepp, California Economic Forecast

Schniepp_presentation (a)  Use Link to download the Forecast!







California League of Cities – Legislative Bills and Action Info

For Summary related to:  Elimination of Enterprise Zones throughout State of California (may also be opened in Adobe Reader):  Click to:  Scan0478

Programs Offered:

Energy Efficient Programs Available

Enhanced Lighting Incentive: Custom Energy Solutions Program

  • For a limited time IID is offering an enhanced rebate of $o.11 per kWh to non residential customers who upgrade to energy efficient lighting.

Contact: Darrin Marquez at 760-482-3679, or visit www.

New Construction Energy Efficiency Program

What is NCEEP?

  • IID’s New Construction Energy Efficiency Program (NCEEP) is an incentive program that offers incentives to non-residential customers for energy-efficient new construction and renovation projects. This program is designed to incentivize both the owner and design team.

The program objectives are to:

  • achieve at least 10 percent energy savings over the current Title 24 requirements; and
  • financially reward energy-efficient design and construction projects.

Contact: Darrin Marquez at 760-482-3679, or visit www.

Custom Energy Solutions Program

What is CESP?

  • IID’s Custom Energy Solutions Program (CESP) provides non-residential customers financial incentives for the installation of energy-efficient equipment.

The program is designed to:

  • encourage the installation of energy-efficient equipment, which reduces operating expenses, increases net operating income and provides quicker return on investment; and
  • allow for simple payback to the facility owner through energy savings within a short period of time. In some cases helps finance other equipment upgrade projects at little or no out-of-pocket cost.

Who is eligible for the program?

  • All IID non-residential accounts qualify for the program.

Contact: Darrin Marquez at 760-482-3679, or visit www.