For Immediate Release Contact: C. Wayne Mitchell, President/CEO
October 31, 2023 President@nactx.com
More than 80 percent of Nacogdoches businesses surveyed by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce support all of the City Bond Propositions. According to a recent survey of Chamber members, local businesses responding to the poll overwhelmingly support the passage of the entire package of seven propositions on the ballot November 7.
As a result of the strong support from the member businesses, the Chamber’s Board of Directors has voted to support the entire bond package. The seven items in the $44 million bond package address community needs that include, among other things, airport improvements, transportation investment and park and recreation improvements.
“It was clear to the Chamber board members that there was a mandate to support these ballot items,” said Chamber President and CEO C. Wayne Mitchell. Mitchell made the announcement Monday. “The Chamber Board recognizes the financial impact that this bond package presents and urges local officials to pursue funds from Austin and Washington to address future infrastructure needs.”
Chamber Board Chairman Dr. Ryan Head urged residents to vote for each of the seven measures. “The Chamber Board would respectfully urge our members and residents to vote in favor of this proposal,” he said. “This is an incremental step to address many of our infrastructure needs here in Nacogdoches."
Passage of the seven bond propositions on the ballot would enable the city council to address some of the most basic needs within the city including airport improvements, better fire protection, improved storm drainage, Sunset Cemetery improvements, upgrades to parks and recreation facilities, improved city streets, and new and safer sidewalks allowing for improved pedestrian safety.
Early voting for the propositions ends on November 3 at the County Courthouse Annex. Election day is Tuesday, November 7 at regular voting locations.