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Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson Says Council Needs To Take A Hard Look At LEDA [AUDIO]

Ariel Walden, KFYO.com

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

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At last night’s meeting, the council had planed to discuss the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance and the kind of oversight the city council has over it. However, Councilwoman Karen Gibson asked that the discussion be pushed back to a later date, since the council had not yet received enough information from LEDA. While Mayor Robertson is not against LEDA and agrees that they have brought a great deal of business to Lubbock, he warns that the council needs to take a long, hard at LEDA and its operations.

The question is, do we have tax dollars picking winners and losers? Do we have tax dollars deciding which local businesses are going to get incentives and which one’s not? …I think what you’ll see is this council will take a look at economic development from a very wide view, and we’ll try to get in as many sides as we can.”

Robertson says that the issues with LEDA are “controversial,” but the council must deal with them.

Robertson also discussed the city charter, the Canyon Lakes project, and resolutions for new administrative employees.

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