The funding, originally appropriated in bonds for the North University Gateway Project in 2004, was later moved to the 34th Street project. Council also approved increasing the sales tax projection to create three new positions at City Hall.
Here is today's Morning Brief from Chad Hasty.
The Council heard many pros and cons about LEDA, considered Lubbock Power and Light's budget, and, in fairly close votes, approved the upcoming budget and tax rate.
One budget proposal for the utility was prepared by the LP&L staff and another by the City of Lubbock staff.
"I think that when Mr. Klein comes to council and is asking questions that are already in his back-up, that possibly he’s not prepared," Robertson said. "
For a home valued at $100,000, the homeowner would pay around $18 more in property taxes.
A widespread blackout hit the Hub City Saturday morning at 2:15. Over 75% of the city was without power
District 5 Councilwoman Karen Gibson was elected by the Council to serve as mayor pro tem. Council also approved renovations for the new Health Department Building, and more.
Referring to Councilman Victor Hernandez, Beane said, "He's a world class phony."
The memorial, which will be located at 19th Street and University Avenue, will be paid for by the law firm of Glasheen, Valles, and Inderman. A bronze relief of Cole will be donated by local sculptor Eddie Dixon.