The discussion about possibly building a memorial to Tim Cole, who was convicted for a rape he did not commit, has led to a discussion about the city’s policy regarding monuments and memorials.  On Lubbock’s First News on KFYO, Mayor Tom Martin said there is a policy regarding naming streets after people.

“But there’s not really a policy on other types of memorials,” Martin said.  “It’s hard to write a policy.  All of those are obviously discretionary things.  [If] you get four votes on the council that chooses to spend public money to do something, then that’s the policy.