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District 1 Councilman Candidate Frank Gutierrez Discusses Economic Development in Distirct 1 And Other Local Issues [AUDIO]

Ariel Walden,

On the Tuesday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Frank Gutierrez, candidate for Lubbock City Council District 1, talked with Chad Hasty about why he decided to run for city council.

Gutierrez has lived in Lubbock his entire life, and said that he decided to run because he felt his district is in need of “change in leadership,” referring to current District 1 Councilman Victor Hernandez. Gutierrez was involved in the Hernandez recall efforts and said that while he was disappointed by the final results of the recall elections, it did help him learn a lot about the citizens of District 1.

“[The recall election] was successful in that there was a referendum that was put forth to the voters by way of a petition and they responded. And in the process, we were able to learn a few things about what’s happening in Lubbock and the effect that many things are having on the taxpayers. And that’s one of the reasons that I am in this race, because of what we heard out in people’s homes and the concerns that they had. So I want to fight for them, so to speak…”

Gutierrez said that, if elected, his major focus would be on the economic development in District 1. He explained that District 1 encompasses most of the Texas Tech campus and the surrounding area, and that there is potential for huge economic growth if they can attract those students to spend money in District 1. Gutierrez is also in favor of downtown redevelopment, but added that the less taxpayers have to pay for downtown redevelopment, the better. Gutierrez also shared his thoughts on various local issues, such as Lubbock Power and Light, fracking, and bond issues.

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