Plano Chamber Public Policy Newsletter
During April, the Plano Chamber worked with its more than 200 members in the Oak Point area to advocate in support of the strategic planning document, Envision Oak Point , which is being proposed by the City of Plano. As called for our in our Local Priorities, Smart Development is a key policy priority for the Plano Chamber and its members.

With the backing of those area members, the Public Policy Committee, and Board of Directors, the Chamber supported this vital plan for East Plano. Projections show strong economic benefits for the plan, including doubling the number of jobs in the area and creating a $5.6 billion economic impact at the culmination of this 20-30 vision. The entire plan and FAQs can be viewed HERE .

The Envision Oak Point plan was unanimously passed by Planning & Zoning in the beginning of April. The current Plan has been tabled for City Council consideration due to a lack of support.

The Plano Chamber looks forward to continuing to support the Envision Oak Point plan and will provide information to our members as it moves forward, including the votes of City Council Members when considered.
Community Impact, by Gavin Pugh
May 2, 2018

Op-Ed, The Dallas Morning News, by Sara Bonser, Michael Hinojosa, Jeannie Stone & Kent Scribner
May 4, 2018
The Texas Tribune, by Emma Freer
May 4, 2018
Forbes, by Joel Kotkin and Michael Shires
May 7, 2018

NBC DFW, by Ben Russell and Lexie Houghtaling
May 7, 2018
Community Impact, by Danica Smithwick
May 10, 2018
NBC DFW, by Ben Russell
May 14, 2018
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.
Reuters, by David Ljunggren and Anthony Esposito
May 10, 2018

The Wall Street Journal, By Andrew Tangel and William Mauldin
May 14, 2018
The Plano Chamber Public Policy Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 AM at the Plano Chamber office! All members are welcome to attend and hear updates on a variety of issues, such as transportation, education, economic development, higher education, and more. CLICK HERE for more information.

Join us on Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 AM to hear from Bill Moore regarding the Collin County Bond Referendum that will be on the November ballot. RSVP HERE .

Meet Sara Bonser, the new Plano ISD Superintendent, and discover her vision for Plano students and the future workforce on Thursday, June 21 at 4:00 PM . Plano ISD Board of Trustees President Missy Bender will introduce Superintendent Bonser. CLICK HERE to register.
Did you vote in the Primary Election in March? Don't forget to vote in the Run-Off Election! TODAY is the last day of Early Voting. Election Day is Tuesday, May 22 . CLICK HERE for details.
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