The City Council took action to approve the proposed legislative agenda for the City of McKinney and McKinney Chamber of Commerce at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. The agenda which focuses on Economic Development, Education and Workforce, Transportation, Taxes and Spending and Water will receive final approval from the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors later this week.

The City of McKinney and McKinney Chamber have a unique legislative partnership that focuses on making sure our interests are well represented in Austin. The entities jointly employ a legislative consultant in Austin to work on our behalf to focus on our legislative priorities and keep us apprised of any proposed legislative or administrative changes that would adversely affect the city and business community. An annual contract for representation was approved this week by both Boards. The Legislative Agenda is developed to address those issues in the best interest of our community and allow us to maintain a healthy economic climate to attract and retain jobs and investment and provide a high level of services to our residents and businesses. 

Mayor Brian Loughmiller will present our shared legislative priorities at a 2013 Legislative Preview sponsored by CoServ and hosted by the McKinney Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Eldorado Country Club. The breakfast is to educate the business community about legislative issues that will be addressed during the 2013 Legislative session that begins on Jan. 8. Senator Elect Ken Paxton and State Representative Elect Scott Sanford will also be featured and will share their goals and objectives for the impending session.

For more information about the proposed legislative agenda please contact Jodi Ann LaFreniere Ray at the McKinney Chamber of Commerce at jodi@mckinneychamber.com.