Mayor Glen Robertson Discusses Future Of Power In The City Of Lubbock [AUDIO]
On the Tuesday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson spoke with guest host Paul Beane about the latest issues currently affecting the Lubbock City Council.
Lubbock Power and Light has been a hot topic of debate on the council recently, and some are saying that Lubbock could run out of power by 2019. Robertson assured that was not the case, but he did agree that Lubbock needs to generate more power. According to Robertson, he would like to be able to generate 530 megawatts of power, saying that is would be the cheapest option and would eliminate the middle man.
"I think our best option right now is for the City of Lubbock to build approximately 530 megawatts of gas-fire generation, single cycle. It is the most cost-efficient thing to build, it's not the most cost-efficient to run. We're going to have to spend upwards of $350 to $400 million dollars, turn key, to get the plant up and operating. But we're getting the middle man out of the picture, we're getting the developers out of the picture, and developers have been the issue we've fought for three or four years now.
Robertson also shared his own thoughts on Godeke Library. He said that, at the time, leasing out the current location of the library was a good idea, but it was never intended to be a permanent solution. As for building a new library in Jack Stevens park, Robertson said he would rather let the voters decide, but that could take some time. He said that, if he had his way, he would prefer to see one large, central library for the city of Lubbock as opposed to several branches spread throughout the city.
Robertson also shared his thoughts on downtown redevelopment, Imagine Lubbock, and why Lubbock is a great place to live.
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