Councilman Jeff Griffith Talks LBK Alert and City Council Meeting
Friday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin Lubbock City Councilman and newly appointed Mayor pro tem Jeff Griffith joined Dave and Matt to talk about the previous nights city council meeting as well as other Lubbock News.
Griffith stressed the city council's continued press for citizens of Lubbock to sign up with LBK Alert, a system where you can have alerts sent to your phone, such as weather alerts, traffic alerts, and more. "There's about 50,000 folks that would be alerted through LBK Alert via reverse 911," Griffith explained, saying that the numbers are still not up to what they were hoping. "We want people to sign up. This is very important. Especially severe weather alerts." You can sign up for weather, traffic, and event alerts at LBKAlert.com.
The Councilman also talked about the issues discussed at Thursday night's city council meeting. He explained that with the Mayor and Sheila Harris out of town, some votes were harder to get through, including some zoning cases. Another topic of discussion was the budget. Griffith explained, "City staff, administration is already working, every department is working on the future budget." The city council has to approve a budget by September.
Councilman Griffith also talked about the continued plans for police substations around Lubbock, the first of which is planed to be in East Lubbock. They also discussed a possible increase of officers on staff for the police force, as well as the idea that Lubbock police may start using drones in addition to a helicopter search.
Sign up for LBK Alert at lbkalert.com and watch the full interview in the video above.