Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson Comments On Failed Hernandez Recall And Ongoing Issues With LP&L [AUDIO]
On the Wednesday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson spoke with Chad Hasty about the latest goings on in city council and the city of Lubbock.
In last night's election, voters chose to reject the recall on District 1 Councilman Victor Hernandez by a margin of 58% against to 42% in favor. Robertson said that he is glad to have the recall finally behind them and hopes that the council can now focus on more pressing issues, like power generation for 2019 and beyond. He added that the only people who are authorized to remove a councilman are the voters themselves, and that he prefers to keep it that way.
Robertson also discussed the latest developments with the numerous LP&L issues. He said that after hearing several allegation of LP&L possibly violating state laws, he wants to call for local law enforcement to investigate the situation. He also shared his opinion on the previous law firm to investigate the allegations, saying that they seemed to focused more on deflecting problems instead of actually investigating them.
As for the Electric Utility Board, Robertson said bluntly that he has zero confidence in the leadership of the board. He went on to say that there are too many big personalities on both the EUB and the city council that are trying to make a huge decision for the future of Lubbock, and that he would like to see that number decreased.
"We've got 16 people, 9 board members and 7 council member trying to make the biggest decision in the history of Lubbock. There's too many personalities, there's too many emotions, we've got to get that number down. We've got to get it to where a smaller group can professionally dig through the facts, come up with solutions and make recommendations back to the board and to the council, because these two groups are going to have to work together going forward."
The Electric Utility Board will be looking for fill 5 appointments, including 3 re-appointments, at Thursday night's meeting. This week's city council meeting starts at 6:15 on Thursday, November 7th.
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