Being located equidistance from Dallas and Houston, less than two hours from San Antonio and literally minutes from downtown Austin, Round Rock has some unique transportation advantages. To maintain them, the city constantly considers how it can relieve and prevent congestion. The chamber is in a critical position to assist city staff in developing strategies that will promote commerce.
Agenda for Economic Vitality land and resource management positions:
Groundwater access and ownership
- Support innovative policies that account for landowners rights and communities’ needs.
Local, regional, and state water planning
- Support proactive local and regional planning that incorporates cost-benefit analyses for short- and long-term water needs, which includes supply, delivery infrastructure, and conservation.
Regulatory authority available to municipalities in extraterritorial jurisdictions
- Support non-invasive annexation practices.
- Support legislative efforts to compel special utilities districts (SUD’s) to provide proof of capacity to serve in order to ensure that SUD’s can meet the highest and best use as the city develops.
- Support legislative efforts to increase the supply of energy using a diverse mixture of fuels including oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear, applied in an environmentally safe manner and coupled with encouragement of conservation and the practical use of renewable energy sources.
Statewide water plan
- Support continued evaluation and improvement of the statewide water plan while ensuring sufficient funding is available.
- Support continued efforts to ensure waste water management systems sufficiently support future growth.
Read the Agenda for Economic Vitality in its entirety.