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Senate Bill 706 UPDATE


SB706 Needs YOUR support!

Earlier this year the DBIA Board or Directors authorized sponsoring legislation to allow Counties, Cities and special districts to utilize PDB. 

Our efforts in Sacramento resulted in the Chair of Governance and Finance agreeing to take on our charge.  Chair Caballero introduced SB 706 and our efforts to cast a wide net for support brought the California State Association of Counties, the California League of Cities and the County of San Diego on as Co-Sponsors already.  We are off to a powerful start!

Our momentum is strong, but with a quick hearing set on Wednesday, June 21st we are asking for your support.

Please use the attached sample letter to craft a letter of support ASAP.  Letters are due by June 15th so don’t delay.

In order for us to make sure your letter makes it into the record simply e-mail to Assembly Member Aguilar-Curry and cc:

Again we need your action right away.

  1. Cut and paste or copy and personalize the attached letter
  2. Put it on your letterhead and be sure it has an authorized signatory with title
  3. Email Assembly Member Aguilar-Curry and cc
  4. Do it right away

DBIA-WPR appreciates your support in advance!

Click here to view and download sample letter (pdf).

Click here to download sample letter (Word file).


The Honorable Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Chair

Assembly Local Government Committee 

1021 O Street, Suite 157

Sacramento, CA 95814



Senate Bill 706

Last week the California Senate Governance & Finance Committee had a hearing at the State Capitol on Senate Bill 706 sponsored by @Design Build Institute of America - Western Pacific Region, @League of California Cities and @California State Association of Counties. SB 706 authorizes all cities, counties or special districts to use the progressive design-build process  to complete public works projects more quickly and at a lower cost, allowing public dollars to provide greater benefits to the public without sacrificing important protections the public expects.. DBIA-WPR President @ Marianne O'Brien and DBIA-WPR President Emeriti, @Brandon Dekker both testified in front of the Committee. With their efforts, combined with others tagged below, SB 706 received a unanimous 8-0 yes vote to move onto the Appropriations Committee next. Follow us to stay informed on this important piece of legislation. 


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