City Councilman Jeff Griffith Talks Short Term Rental Tax and Downtown Redevelopment
Wednesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, Lubbock City Councilman Jeff Griffith joined Dave and Matt to talk about last night's city council meeting.
The three discussed many topics concerning Lubbock recently, including short term rental tax and Airbnb, the fear of putting too much regulation on Airbnb, the future of cleanup at the Villa Motel, downtown redevelopment and the NTS building, brick streets, Lubbock animal shelters, and more.
On the topic of downtown redevelopment, the councilman was asked about the plan to have the NTS building be rented out as an apartment, and if he was concerned with the idea of it being low income apartments. The councilman responded that he was not at all worried about it, and thought that it was an incredibly nice place. He went on to say that he believes it's good for the city, that it will be good for our workforce, and for Tech and South Plains College students.
The councilman was also asked about the brick streets downtown and how rough they are on cars, an issue that has been raised by many citizens over the years. The councilman said that he thinks they will start to talk about what to do with the brick roads soon. He believes that there could be a compromise by replacing the brick streets, but keeping brick intersections or crosswalks.
Watch the full interview with Lubbock City Councilman Jeff Griffith in the video above.