Do You Approve of the Lubbock City Council Postponing the Vote on CHL Employees? [POLL]
Last night the Lubbock City Council was supposed to vote on a policy that would require City of Lubbock employees who have a CHL receive permission from City Manager James Loomis to carry handguns at work. Instead of voting on the issues, the council postponed the vote according to KFYO News.
City Manager James Loomis retains universal authority to allow licensed employees to carry a weapon on duty on a case-by-case basis, after items by both Mayor Glenn Robertson and Councilman Victor Hernandez were tabled indefinitely. The policy went into effect mid-November.
Robertson, who believes Loomis should not have ultimate authority in the matter, said tabling the items was irresponsible and wanted to have the city’s elected officials vote on the issue, rather than a hired employee.
Hernandez countered by saying Loomis is within his right as city manager to enact policies regarding City of Lubbock personnel.
A split council voted to postpone any discussion; Mayor Robertson dissented along with Mayor Pro-tem Jim Gerlt and Council Woman Karen Gibson.
Do you agree with the decision to postpone the vote? Let us know in today's KFYO Poll of the Day.