Date: May 19, 2016
Contact: Karen Kim
Director of Marketing & Communications
Office: (972) 335-9522 | Cell: (972) 900-9651
email@example.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFrisco Chamber of Commerce Announces PUC Accepted Amended Settlement
Due to a collaborative effort from the City of Frisco, the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco commercial property owners, the Bury the Lines team, and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to announce that in a 2-1 decision, the PUC has approved burying the lines for much of Main Street. They accepted the amended stipulation which has the city participating in part of the cost burying the proposed overhead lines. There will be short segment near 423 that will be above ground.
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee worked tirelessly with intervenors to help bring what we feel is the best possible solution to the overhead line issues on Main Street. On Friday, February 12, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce signed the settlement stipulation at the Chamber office. This nearly two-year-long process would not have been a success without the cooperative efforts of all involved. The Frisco Chamber of Commerce would especially like to commend the city staff and leaders for working diligently to protect the residents and businesses along Main Street, and for partnering in this incredibly important effort. “We are pleased not only with the PUC’s decision to accept the stipulation to bury the lines but also with the coming together of our community to do what is best for Frisco. When we work together, we achieve great things in Frisco,” said Tony Felker, President/CEO at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, adding "This is now two recent occasions that we have seen the community come together to do the right thing – bury the lines and defeat the alcohol proposition."
The final order will be written and brought back to the PUC in June.
Shona Huffman, Frisco Chamber of Commerce Director of Governmental Affairs (l) and Tony Felker, President/CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce (r), review the Settlement Stipulation to bury proposed transmission lines on Main Street.
About the Frisco Chamber of Commerce
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is a 4-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce that consists of more than 1,200 member businesses who provide good and services to the growing, bustling economy in Frisco and the surrounding area. By providing connections, resources and advocacy efforts, the mission of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce is to support, strengthen and grow members’ businesses, thereby contributing to and improving the entire community. For more information, visit www.friscochamber.com
Karen Kim, IOM
Karen Kim currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. She has over 20 years of marketing, management, communication, and graphic design experience in a variety of industries. Karen is an avid reader (ask her what she is currently reading and it will make her day!) and loves to write! Her favorite day of the week? Every day! She is a graduate of Leadership Frisco Class XXII and has recently earned an IOM designation through the US Chamber of Commerce. Karen's Top 5 Strengths: Ideation | Significance | Strategic | Learner | Input.