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.
On Thursday evening, the Lubbock City Council chose to hold off on reopening 14th Street and Avenue K near the Omni building, appointed a new city attorney, and declined to create a new task force.
The Lubbock Educators Association has endorsed Maurice Stanley, who is a candidate for the District Three seat, being vacated by Councilman Todd Klein.
Citizens are in charge of their financial decisions, not elected officials.
Council members heard a push from a citizen to allow off-leash hours at a local park, a new truck stop, and an expansion for the City’s three-year-old animal shelter.
Lubbock's mayor will run unopposed, District 1 Councilman Victor Hernandez will have two challengers, District 5 Councilwoman Karen Gibson will have one challenger, and three people will try for the District 3 seat being vacated by Todd Klein.
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.
Klein did not elaborate on when the item would appear on the City Council agenda.
Thursday on Lubbock's First News, District 3 Councilman Todd Klein discussed his decision not to return to his seat on the Lubbock City Council.
Klein feels that he "can do more as a private citizen in this time in life