Karen Gibson Talks Police Stations and Smoking Ban
Friday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, City Councilwoman Karen Gibson joined Dave and Matt to talk about the previous night's city council meeting which included issues like smoking bans and police substations.
Councilwoman Gibson discussed the redirection of North and East Lubbock's infrastructure funds. The funds will be will go towards people who can not afford to keep up their homes, and will help with things like paint jobs, renovation, water damage, etc. Gibson had said, "We're trying to keep these home owners in their homes so they don't become rentals. We want these neighborhoods to thrive and this will help."
Gibson also talked about the continued plan to construct 3 police substations in South, North-West, and East Lubbock, and how the current estimated cost would be about $60 million.
Finally, councilwoman Gibson discussed the American Caner Societies efforts and plans for a "total ban" of smoking in Lubbock businesses. Gibson strongly disagreed with these plans, saying, "I think that's a business decision. I don't think that's a government decision."
Listen to the full interview with Karen Gibson in the video above.