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Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson Refuses To Raise LP&L Rates [AUDIO]

Ariel Walden,

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

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Despite Wednesday’s city council meeting lasting nearly 9 hours, Mayor Robertson said he’d still like to see the council meet at night, so long as the meeting are more “streamlined” and everyone comes in prepared. One of the biggest stories coming out of Wednesday’s meeting was raising rates for Lubbock Power and Light. Robertson declined to raise rates, stating that there was not enough information available right now to make a good decision.

“I will not vote for any rate increase on LP&L until I can see final year-end numbers that I know are good numbers, and then know if we lost money or if we made money.”

Robertson also said he may consider restructuring the LP&L board and making it more of a utilities board, and that LP&L buying Excel Energy was not a good move.

Robertson also discussed storm water fees, saying that he is staunchly opposed to any fee increases this year. He also discussed maintenance on city buildings, city and county relations, and the possibility of a new homeless shelter or a new dog park.

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