NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The New Braunfels Chamber (Chamber) and the New Braunfels Economic Development Foundation (EDF) announced that both of their board of directors have endorsed the City’s $140 million bond package that will be included on the May 6 ballot.
In Resolutions of Support, signed by the Chamber’s Chair of the Board Allison Humphries and the EDF’s Chair of the Board Greg Lutz, the growth of New Braunfels was cited as a primary reason for endorsing the bond. The Resolution states that New Braunfels is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, creating the need for investments in amenities and services. Both organizations’ support also stems from the fact that the current tax rate would not increase because of the sale of the bonds.
“New Braunfels has an exceptional quality of life and a strong business environment. These bonds represent needed investments in transportation, parks, and libraries,” said Jonathan Packer, president and ceo of the Chamber. “To reach these proposed projects, The City Council as well as the Bond Advisory Committee held numerous public input sessions over the course of the last year and utilized responses from citizen surveys to select priorities to be placed before voters.”
This resulted in the development of Proposition A, $99.3m in transportation projects, Proposition B, $12.1m in parks and recreation, and Proposition C $28.5m in library facilities.
The Chamber has been a long-time supporter of public infrastructure projects since its founding in 1919, with its original mission including advanced methods in municipal affairs to improve the community. Today, improvement to mobility and transportation exists as a strategic priority of the Chamber’s economic development strategy, Confluence.
More information about the 2023 City bond propositions can be found on their website.