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District 6 Councilwoman Latrelle Joy Dicusses New Annexations For Lubbock [AUDIO]

Cole Shooter, KFYO.com

On Friday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, District 6 councilwoman Latrelle Joy talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the latest coming out of city council.

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At last night’s city council meeting, the council approved a petition for Ford Development to annex about 80 acres for their Kelsey Park development. The council also heard another annexation request, this time from Betenbough Homes for Bella Mia Estates. Joy explained that this development had no sewer capabilities at the moment and was asking for annexation so they could use the city’s water line.

Joy added that at first, she was hesitant about annexations due to the lack of a comprehensive plan for not just the annexations, but how they would affect the city as a whole. However, after last night’s meeting, she is glad to see the city is willing to work on developing an overall plan.

“My concern at that time was that we didn’t have a comprehensive, overall plan for the city, which is very important and goes to some of the issues in the other districts…You can’t just piece meal annexation. You’ve got to have the services out ahead of the development. And so i felt like last night’s meeting was good in that sense that the city is now on-board with trying to come up with a comprehensive plan and that we’re all going to work together to do that.”

Joy also discussed juvenile curfews, saying that one of the concerns citizens have is that the current curfews aren’t being enforced enough. She also addressed the oil and gas committee’s report form last night’s meeting and shared her thoughts on downtown redevelopment.

Be sure and tune in to Lubbock’s First News with Tom Collins and Laura Mac weekdays from 6 AM to 8:30 AM on NewsTalk 790 KFYO on online at KFYO.com.

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