Host Larry Kortkamp talks local business with Plano City Council Place 5 Shelby Williams. The past year has been difficult for many businesses, but the creative are making their customers feel more comfortable to encourage them to buy.
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The smaller the business, the less fat they have available to survive with. It’s super important to stay on the radar of consumers across the community. Shelby points to the stark contrasts between Dallas and Collin County depending on what their comfort level has been.
Larry points to the emphasis now on paying attention to how local government works and how to stay relevant in that arena.
For 2 years in a row, the first time in 24 years, Plano City Council kept business property taxes from increasing. The more we can promote a vibrant business climate, the more everyone is served.
How do we engage the council more effectively on a grassroots level? Shelby explains that city council is basically the board of directors for the city. The council, and the city by extension, is meant to foster a good climate for residents and businesses in the city. All the headlines are taken up! City councils and school boards typically get no attention unless there is something really big and contentious happening.
70+% of the things that affect you in your day-to-day life are decided on the local level. Make sure you are getting involved each Monday evening to understand what the conversations are, the issues to be resolved, and where the council minds are headed. Shelby discusses some of the issues on the table right now, and walks us through the taxing authorities and what that means to YOU.
Go to Plano.gov to learn more about the conversations Shelby Williams shares with us here, and connect with him on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. Call 214-995-5959 and go to ShelbyHWilliams.org to learn more about how Shelby plans to serve the community.
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