Councilman Massengale Talks Parking Garage, Impact Fees, and More
Wednesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, Lubbock City Councilman Steve Massengale joined Dave and Matt to talk about the previous night's city council meeting, citizens tower, the parking garage project, impact fees, property taxes, annexation, sanctuary cities for the unborn, and more.
The Councilman started the discussion when he was asked about the progress of Citizens Tower. Massengale explained that he considers the tower about 99.9% complete, and that, at this point, they are just working on simple painting of the walls and trims. He went on to talk about a related project, being the parking garage next door. At the meeting last night, they approved the project for 6.7 million dollars, but Massengale explained that the garage has always been part of the plan. When asked whether it was part of the Public Safety Project or the Citizens Tower Project, Massengale said that it is part of both.
Massengale also talked about the next step in their process to consider impact fees, being a presentation from the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee. The city council heard the committee's presentation which Massengale said will start the policy discussion with the council, including topics such as a 25% discount for homes 2,000 square feet or under, a 50% discount on non residential properties, water and sewer rates being set at 0, and more. When asked if he thinks impact fees will happen with the city, Massengale said,
I feel like we are on a path to adopt impact fees. I couldn't tell you what they would look like at this point.
Watch the full interview with Councilman Steve Massengale in the video above.