Steve Massengale Talks Alcohol in Parks, I27 Extension, and More
Wednesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, Lubbock City Councilman Steve Massengale joined Matt Martin and Matt Crow to talk about current issues in Lubbock as well as last night's off-site city council meeting.
Councilman Massengale discussed several issues including LBKAlert, Citizens Tower, alcohol in parks, the 2nd Mayor's Marathon, I-27 extension, street maintenance, police substations, and more.
Massengale started the discussion by talking about LBK Alert, which is the cities' way of sending out alerts to the citizens of Lubbock. Steve said, "Lubbock Alert has worked well for us. It's a great way to communicate with citizens about a variety of events associated with the city of Lubbock, but most importantly is emergency events and weather related events." Massengale went on to say that they have had the system in place for a little over a year, and he encourages everyone to sign up who has not yet. You can do so by going to www.lbkalert.com or texting your zip code to 888-777 and signing up.
The Councilman was also asked about Citizens Tower and the police substations, and what the progress is on those buildings. Massengale said about the tower, "Citizens Tower is on track. We will open that building- we will be in that building by the end of the year...It is progressing. It's within its budget, and we look forward to moving in." As far as the police substations goes, Massengale said that the east location will be breaking ground in June.
Another topic of discussion was the proposed ordinance to allow alcohol at certain events in designated parks in Lubbock. Massengale explained that this was the council's 2nd reading on the ordinance and that it was modified and eventually approved after they eliminated one park from the list. There are several conditions that must be met before alcohol can be sold, but the list of approved parks are as follows: Berl Huffman Park, Dunbar Historical Lake, Leftwich Park, Llano Estacado Lake, Mae Simmons Park, Mackenzie Park, Maxey Park, and McAllister Park.
Watch the full interview with Councilman Steve Massengale in the video above.