The Waco Association of REALTORS® saw a great victory in August after successfully engaging in a years-long fight against a proposed landfill in a controversial location.
The Waco City Council sought to develop an expansion of its existing landfill, which is near several high-growth residential neighborhoods, as well as Lake Waco, McGregor Executive Airport, and numerous schools and businesses.
Waco REALTORS® were among a coalition of local stakeholders who fought to ensure the city stuck to its decades-old agreement with area property owners not to expand the current landfill site.
Using resources and funding from TAR’s Issues Mobilization program, Waco REALTORS® educated city council members about the detrimental effects the proposed site would have on the community, and called upon city residents to reach out to their council members to find a better solution.
In August, the Waco City Council abandoned plans for the expanded site and approved an alternate site for the new landfill.