Friday on Lubbock's First News, hosts Rob Snyder and Laura Mac were joined in studio by Lubbock City Councilman and Mayor Pro-tem Jim Gerlt.

Gerlt, Mac and Snyder discussed last night's Lubbock City Council meeting and several other topics. Gerlt talked about planned renovations for the Memorial Civic Center, a group of Young Ambassadors from Japan that is soon to be welcomed by the city of Lubbock, Citibus and the 25th annual Fourth on Broadway event to be held in MacKenzie Park in celebration of Independence Day on July 4th.

Gerlt provided a wealth of details about the Fourth on Broadway event, including locations of parking available ranging from free to $5, as well as what may be expected during the day.

Gerlt could not answer questions (since legal negotiations are in progress) about ongoing "purchase power" negotiations between the city of Lubbock and LP&L and the status of a new power generation facility, but did talk about the leadership and the positive progress being made. Gerlt said,

I'm very encouraged by what I'm seeing, and I think the citizens of Lubbock are going to be, are going to be happy...".

The entire interview, including details of the Fourth on Broadway celebration may be heard in the video box above.

Tune in to Lubbock’s First News with Tom Collins and Laura Mac each weekday morning from 6:00 am to 8:30 am on News/Talk 790 KFYO or online at KFYO.com