Plano Chamber Public Policy Newsletter
CHAMBER
The Plano City Council passed the Envision Oak Point Plan.

Envision Oak Point is a long-term, strategic plan to ensure that the inevitable development of that area in East Plano is cohesive; in line with the existing and surrounding communities' visions for green spaces, social hubs, and recreation opportunities; and provides a variety of housing options for students, seniors, young families, and more. Projections show this plan will boost job growth in the area, allow opportunities for additional transportation hubs, and result in an overall positive economic impact of more than $5.6 billion.

CLICK HERE to view the plan. Below are the record votes for each council member on this plan.
LOCAL
STATE
The Texas State Senate and House of Representatives both held numerous interim committee hearings throughout last month. CLICK HERE to read a detailed monthly report on their activities.

Highlights include:
  • Comptroller Hegar increases State Revenue Estimate
  • CNBC names Texas Top State for Business
  • Texas Senate Select Committee on Violence in School meets
  • Texas Commission on Public School Finance receives recommendations from the Outcomes Working Group
OTHER NEWS
Wall Street Journal, by Chao Deng and Bob Davis
August 16, 2018
UPCOMING EVENTS
PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE
The Plano Chamber Public Policy Committee will meet on September 5, 2018 at 7:30 AM at the Chamber offices. All members are welcome to attend and hear updates on a variety of issues such as transportation, education, economic development, higher education, and more.

PLANO LEGISLATIVE DAYS  
The next Plano Legislative Days will be held February 27-28, 2019 at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX. CLICK HERE for more information and to reserve your hotel room. More details forthcoming.

COLLIN COUNTY DAYS
Collin County Days will be held March 26-27, 2019 at the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel in Austin, TX. CLICK HERE for more information and to reserve your hotel room. More details forthcoming.
STATE WEBSITES
Additional information can be obtained via the Senate, House, and Capitol websites:
Initiatives like these are made possible with support from: