Steve Massengale Talks Lubbock Annexation and LP&L and ERCOT
Friday on KFYO Mornings Lubbock City Councilman Steve Massengale joined Dave King and Matt Martin to discuss the previous nights city council meeting which included topics such as annexation, LP&L and ERCOT, and the Texas Tech Coliseum and Auditorium.
Many citizens came to the meeting to express their feelings and ask questions regarding the proposed annexations last night. Massengale said, "there was nobody there that spoke in support of annexations last night," going on to say, "there were a lot of legitimate questions." He talked about people's questions about taxes in these areas, whether they would be able to keep their animals, whether fireworks stands would be allowed, and more. However, Steve stressed that they were very vocal about the fact that they did not want to be annexed.
The councilman also spoke on the PUC approving LP&L to enter the ERCOT system, saying that it was a big day. "That's really been about a 3 or 4 year process to move us on, and connect to, probably what is considered the most competitive, efficient electric grid in the country," Massengale said. He spoke on the cost of this process and the coverage of people that would enter this system.
Finally the councilman discussed the Coliseum and Auditorium, saying that it is not being used much, and still has too high of costs to continue using. "It's been a great asset to the city," Steve said, "but it's outlived its useful life."
You can listen to the full interview with councilman Steve Massengale in the video above.