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Chad’s Morning Brief: Mayor Glen Robertson Wants to Investigate LP&L, Victor Hernandez to Run Again, and Other Top Stories

Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of October 18, 2013. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.

Allen Corbin, kfyo.com

Investigate LP&L

If you thought the battle between the City of Lubbock and Lubbock Power and Light was over, think again. Mayor Glen Robertson is now calling for an investigation of LP&L according to KFYO News.

Yesterday, local taxpayer watchdog Mikel Ward filed an open records request with the City of Lubbock.  The request was for Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) concerning the development of a new power plant for Lubbock Power & Light and other agreements with Lubbock Power & Light and the West Texas Municipal Power Authority.

A day later, KAMC 28 and other media outlets in Lubbock were reporting of rumors and denials concerning a possible FBI investigation into Lubbock Power & Light.  Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson told KAMC 28 “There’s been serious allegations made, and serious allegations made against employees of LP&L involved in this RFP.”

Mayor Robertson made two late additions to the agenda for the October 24 City Council Meeting.  The first is for the Executive Session portion of the meeting:

1.1.3    Matters concerning an investigation of the RFP process of Lubbock Power & Light.

The second item added is during the Regular Agenda portion of next Thursday’s meeting:

6.11  City Council: Consider and possibly take action on starting an investigation concerning the RFP process of LP&L and anything related thereto.

Very interesting.

Hernandez to Run Again

Despite going through a recall election, Councilman Victor Hernandez will announce today his intention to run for re-election according to the AJ.

Hernandez will announce he plans to run for re-election to the District 1 council seat, laying out his accomplishments and goals for the future during a rally at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 18, in front of City Hall, 1625 13th St.

“The message I want to give is two fold: I’m running for re-election regardless,” Hernandez said, “and two: slow and steady. That’s been my motto.”

This shouldn’t surprise anyone at all. Hernandez isn’t going away even he loses the next two elections. Hernandez acts as though he is owed the City Council seat. According to Adam Young’s Twitter, members of the Tejano Democrats will join Hernandez at his announcement.

The people in District 1 have some very important votes coming up in the future. Hernandez will attempt to point out everything he has done for District 1, but in my opinion he is a failure.

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These and many more topics coming up on today’s edition of The Chad Hasty Show. Tune in mornings 8:30-11am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App. All guest interviews can be heard online in our podcast section after the show at kfyo.com.

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