Only one person showed up to discuss the issue at citizen comments, and he spoke in support of legalizing drugs.
Hernandez was chosen to be the Association of Hispanic Municipal Officials representative, a Texas Municipal League affiliate on Thursday.
A Lubbock elected official alleges that a political party is engaging in racism and theft in the aftermath of political signs being allegedly vandalized and stolen.
The City of Lubbock has provided members of the Council with an iPad capable of 3G connectivity, and Hernandez says that he also uses the iPad for his law practice, personal use, political use, and city business.
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.