Lubbock’s Winter Storm Response – Was It Good Enough? [VIDEO]
Wednesday on The Chad Hasty Show, a large part of the discussion was on the response by the City of Lubbock to the blizzard that ushered out the year 2015 for Lubbock, and the street conditions that still linger well into 2016.
The absence and seeming indifference of City Manager James Loomis during the weather disaster that left many motorists and even emergency response crews stranded in vehicles throughout the city left Hasty with several questions.
"At the end of the day, I still think that James Loomis should have been present in the city. Or at least should have been, even if you can't be in the city, on a conference call. Instead of saying, 'Ah, well, you know, the third-in-command, he was in charge," Hasty said. "Well, I'm sorry, you're making $250,000 a year. That's how much the taxpayers are paying for you. Why don't you get on a phone call? Why don't you get on Skype and see if there's anything that you can help out with?'
Hasty continued: "If your city is in the middle of a blizzard, a historic blizzard, and you're seeing pictures and hearing reports of emergency vehicles being stuck in the snow, maybe you should show a little more concern."
Listen to some of the rest of Chad's thoughts and listener opinions on the city's blizzard response in the video above.