Councilman Victor Hernandez Wants to Discuss a Possible May 2014 Bond Election
This morning on his Facebook page, Lubbock City Councilman Victor Hernandez posted an email that he sent to the Lubbock City Manager. The topic of the email had to deal with discussion of a possible May 2014 bond election.
CALL FOR DISCUSSION - MAY 2014 BOND ELECTION
I sent the following e-mail to the city manager this morning:
Please place, as a work session item, for the first regular city council meeting of April 2013, a discussion of the possibility of having a May 2014 bond election, including but not limited to:
1. Creating a bond committee (or possibly tasking the current bond review committee), whose purpose would be to look into the possibility of holding a May 2014 bond election (including the projects to be part of the bond election, if any, and a schedule of public hearings at which public input would be solicited);
2. Discussing the creation of a timeline for said bond committee to give a recommendation to the city council regarding a May 2014 bond election as well as a timeline for all other ancillary matters related to calling for a May 2014 bond election, if any;
3. Any and all other ancillary matters related to the above.
Depending on Councils' direction, the need for an action item might be needed. If so, it is my desire to have an action item scheduled for the second regular city council meeting of April 2013.
It will be interesting to see how Mayor Robertson and other council members react to creating a bond committee. A few weeks ago, the Mayor wasn't in favor of a bond committee. As you can see from above, no items for a bond election were mentioned. However, most believe that citizens will vote on a new police station, fire station, library, and possibly more.