Friday on Lubbock's First News, Mayor Glen Robertson talked with Tom and Laura about the city council meeting that took place Thursday night, including its dramatic discourse, as well as the problems with LP&L and the Electric and Utility Board.

The meeting was completed before 7 p.m., due to the short agenda and two council members, Victor Hernandez and Karen Gibson, missing in action. During the meeting, the council covered topics of synthetic marijuana, right-of-ways for southeast Lubbock, and the approved speed limit on 114th street.

The EUB board voted to collect the underbilled amount and to mail out notifications to spread over 6 months collection. "Four thousand meters out of a little over one hundred thousand meters go underbilled. If they did not go back and collect the underbilled, you've got a portion of your community subsidizing another portion. I think there are two sides to this story."  The mayor does not directly oppose the board's decision to collect; however, he does not fully support the method by which they chose to do so. Regarding the letter, Robertson said, "I thought it was a poorly written letter; it showed no back-up."

Regarding LP&L's problematic customer service and responses to questions, Robertson said, "the sad news is that I don't know that there is recourse." He added, "in 2004, we gave that board authority for day-to-day operations. This is one of those situations where... the only thing [the council] can do is look at reappointments."

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