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1. The Douglas County Chamber supports continued efforts to seek additional funding to meet the transportation needs for Douglasville, Douglas County and the metro Atlanta region and will actively work with local, state and federal government to address our transportation funding challenge expeditiously. We are especially concerned as a lack of funding may affect the long-standing and much needed Hwy 92 Project which has been on our legislative agenda for more than 10 years.
2. We request that no further budget cuts or amended formula adjustments are made to the K-12 Education Budget. The children of our community are our future.
3. The Chamber supports workable Inter-basin Water Transfer Regulation. Legislation was introduced in the past 2 years that could have severely impacted metro Atlanta’s ability to continue to receive inter-basin water transfers. The inter-basin transfer of water is a practice presently approved and used in 28 counties, impacting approximately 1 million Georgians and constitutes less than two percent of the water withdrawn in Georgia statewide.
4. The Douglas County Chamber supports the adoption of tax policies and other economic development tools that encourage investment in Douglasville, Douglas County and all Georgia businesses and supports new initiatives to enhance our competitiveness to create more jobs for our community and Georgia as a whole. Our Chamber envisions a community Economic Development solution involving private public partnership and a common vision for the future.
The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce is proud to endorse and support the agenda of the Regional Business Coalition. The Regional Business Coalition (RBC) is comprised of 14 local chambers of commerce and business organizations in the metro Atlanta region.
**For more information about the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Agenda, please contact President and CEO Kali Kirkham Boatright at 770-942-5022 or at Boatright@douglascountygeorgia.com.