From affordability to CodeNext and Imagine Austin, RECA actively advocates for policies that support economic development, job growth and responsible development. Because the issues are diverse, numerous, and often require quick action, RECA mobilizes its members to participate in advocacy efforts alongside RECA staff. If you're a RECA member, learn more about joining our City of Austin Policy and CodeNext Committee here.
RECA recognizes that while Austin is a major city in Central Texas, we must think and act regionally to grow in a responsible and sustainable manner. We support strategies and solutions that promote economic vitality for the region and we actively monitor the policy decisions of regional entities including:
RECA members can join the Regional Issues Committee, which meets regularly to discuss regional issues and hear policy updates from area leaders. Quarterly, the committee travels outside the Austin metro area to enage with our surrounding communities. Learn more about the Regional Issues Committee here.
Transportation and land development go hand-in-hand. One of RECA’s highest priorities is improved mobility in our region. Our position is that this requires the utmost urgency in advancing a thorough, impactful, fiscally sound, and expeditious response to our region’s greatest mobility needs. RECA supports investment in an “all of the above” transportation system that includes roads, rail, traffic management systems, toll roads, express lanes, bus rapid transit and buses. No single solution will solved our mobility needs but we need to give Central Texans more options in how they get around the region.
RECA’s staff closely monitors, researches and advocates for positions on transportation issues at the state, regional and local level.