At Thursday’s Lubbock City Council  meeting,  Mayor Tom Martin and councilman Paul Beane  indicated they would not raise taxes beyond what’s been approved by voters.  The other council members made no such pledge.  On Lubbock’s First News on KFYO, Martin made sure that that everyone got the message.

“I’m not voting to raise taxes,” Martin said.  “I never have, above what the voters approved, and I will not do it in the future.”

Martin predicted that by September, when the council votes on the tax rate, a majority of the council would see it his way.