The streets near the Omni Building were closed last year due to large marble tiles and other pieces falling off of the building, which has sat vacant for some time. The Council also discussed changing meeting times to earlier in the afternoon.
Three City employees now have an increased salary, a board will look into alternative and renewable energy sources, and a settlement for the family of a motorcyclist killed last year were approved by the Lubbock City Council.
Early Friday afternoon, Lubbock Power and Light issued an official statement regarding the investigation, which was initiated by the City’s Electric Utility Board on October 23rd.
Friday on Lubbock's First News, Mayor Glen Robertson talked with Tom and Laura about some of the recent troubling issues that have come up within the Lubbock City Council, discussed in the meeting last night
Dwight McDonald, an attorney, works part time as a magistrate for the City’s Municipal Court, which the Council and City Attorney Sam Medina hold is a violation of the City Charter, which bars those employed by the City from being on the EUB.
This means that the owners of a $100,000 home will pay $12.30 more in property taxes to the City of Lubbock over last year.
Twenty-five citizens turned out to voice their opinion on issues such as the Lubbock Power and Light electric rate, Market Lubbock and the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, the City of Lubbock’s debt load, and annexation.
The Council also approved a new roof for the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and heard a presentation from the Board of Health regarding fracking within the City limits.
The Lubbock City Council will meet Tuesday evening, and will consider two annexation items, transferring City land for a performing arts center, and will hear a presentation regarding oil and gas fracturing within the City limits.
Loomis has served as the director of the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport since 2004.