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Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson Explains Dog Park Decision [AUDIO]

Ariel Walden, KFYO.com

On Friday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson talked with Chad Hasty and Rex Andrew about the latest issues coming out of city council.

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In yesterday’s city council meeting, the issue of a Lubbock dog park was put on hold due to liability issues for the city. Robertson explained that the city would have to indemnify the company providing the funds for the dog park, and that was not an option. However, he did say that he had no problem with a dog park, so long as it’s privately funded and all options are considered in planning the park.

We’ve got a lot of people upset, cause they think the dog park’s dead. Well, it’s not. It’s just what was brought to us could not work. So we’ve asked them to go back and put together a very detailed plan of something that will work for the people who are interested in the dog park and something that will work for the city.”

Robertson said that the dog park supporters will now probably seek private funding for the park, and will work with the city to find an appropriate location. Robertson took many listener calls concerning the dog park, bringing up issues such as liability, maintenance of the park, and whether of not Lubbock really needs a dog park in the first place.

Robertson also talked about the Martha Ellerbrook case, saying that it was time for the city to “bite the bullet” and settle with Ellerbrook. He also addressed listener calls about the city budget and road projects in Lubbock.

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