Recent Advocacy Initiatives
The Greater Waco Chamber’s public policy initiatives include establishing positions on issues that impact our members and the overall community and economic development of the area; educating elected and appointed officials about these issues; actively educating the membership and the community on possible policy impact; and encouraging membership involvement in the Chamber’s advocacy efforts and programs.
The Chamber’s has several recent advocacy initiatives that garnered support from the overall business community and membership. Below is a brief summary of each recent initiative.
Texans voted on a proposed constitutional amendment on Nov. 4, 2014 that would provide billions more in reliable transportation funding – an estimated $1.7 billion in the first year – without new taxes, fees or debt. The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted in favor of Proposition 1 and encouraged support of this important measure.
Texans voted on seven proposed constitutional amendments on Nov. 3, 2015. The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted in favor of Proposition 7 and encouraged support of this important measure. Click here to download a flyer that provides a brief overview of Proposition 7.
Waco ISD called a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) for Nov. 3, 2015, asking voters to approve a net increase of 5 cents in the District’s tax rate. The Greater Waco Chamber board of directors voted in support of the TRE. For more information about the TRE, click here for a Fact Sheet.