Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: Dan Dunmoyer

Dan Dunmoyer. Illustration by Chris Shary

46. Dan Dunmoyer

The California Building Industry Association is the principal voice in Sacramento representing home builders, contractors, architects, designers, and more, and CBIA’s head is Dan Dunmoyer, who is at the center of the high-pitched debate over housing and homelessness. It’s a case he likes to make: California is strangled by red-tape and a top-heavy bureaucracy. In Sacramento, new housing construction might cost $300 per square foot; Less than 120 miles away in Reno, Nevada,
it’s $150 per square foot. That puts Dunmoyer squarely in opposition to so-called NIMBY bills, which seek to limit the incursion of more housing into some neighborhoods. Dunmoyer served for a decade as president of the Personal Insurance Federation of California was a deputy cabinet secretary for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2006 to 2008. Dunmoyer holds an M.A. in public administration and
a B.A. in political science from USC.

Updated Aug. 9, 2022

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