Jeff Griffith Discusses the Disaster Declaration Issued by the City of Lubbock
Tuesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, Lubbock City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Griffith joined Dave and Matt to talk about the disaster declaration issued by the Lubbock City Council yesterday, the viruses affect on the economy, and more.
Griffith started the discussion by explaining that last Sunday the Center for Disease Control recommended that cities consider limiting groups of 200 or more from meeting. Due to this, Mayor Pope called an emergency meeting for the city council yesterday. The council decided to limit groups of 200 in Lubbock with the exception of weddings, funerals, churches, public schools including daycare, airport, grocery locations, and a few other exceptions. Griffith went on to say,
We will continue to monitor this. We don't want, as I mentioned yesterday during the meeting, we do not want to close down our city. That is not our intent. And we don't want to put fear into citizens. What we're trying to do is make sure that everybody understands social distancing from each other... We have plenty of soap, we have plenty of water, and everybody needs to continue to wash their hands.
Griffith went on to talk about the economy, and the many thousands of local businesses here in Lubbock, and how it might affect them. Jeff said that it will all be touch-and-go for a little while, but that they just want to be safe.
Watch the full interview with Lubbock City Councilman Jeff Griffith in the video above.