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Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson Discusses Water Plan And City Bank Auditorium [AUDIO]

Ariel Walden,

On Friday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the latest coming out of city council.

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One of the big stories coming out of last night’s city council meeting was the approval of a strategic water plan. The plan, put forth by the Lubbock Water Advisory Committee, will provide a plan for Lubbock’s water supplies for the next 100 years. Robertson said that he and the rest of the council was very impressed with the very detailed and flexible plan the water commission put together, and had nothing but praise for the commission.

It’s one thing…that all seven members of the council praise a whole staff and a commission. And last night, everybody to a person praised the water commission and the water department. I made the statement, and I believe this to be true, and I don’t say it to upset other departments, but we truly need to hold that water department and the Lubbock Advisory Water Commission up as a model for every other city department and every other city board.”

Robertson also talked about what happened with the City Bank Auditorium. He said that, although the funds to renovate the auditorium were approved by voters back in 2004, it was a gross underestimate of how much money was actually needed to make the necessary repairs to the building, and the council at the time felt they could not go back and ask the voters for more money. Robertson said now the price tag for the renovation continues to rise, and unfortunately, the city council continues to “kick the can down the road.”

Robertson also brought up the latest on the library as well as other issues brought up at last night’s city council meeting.

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