The streets near the Omni Building were closed last year due to large marble tiles and other pieces falling off of the building, which has sat vacant for some time. The Council also discussed changing meeting times to earlier in the afternoon.
Three City employees now have an increased salary, a board will look into alternative and renewable energy sources, and a settlement for the family of a motorcyclist killed last year were approved by the Lubbock City Council.
Friday on Lubbock's First News, Mayor Glen Robertson talked with Tom and Laura about some of the recent troubling issues that have come up within the Lubbock City Council, discussed in the meeting last night.
They covered topics such as Dwight McDonald's failure to reveal his employment by the city as a night magistrate when applying for and accepting a position on the Electric and Utility Board,
Dwight McDonald, an attorney, works part time as a magistrate for the City’s Municipal Court, which the Council and City Attorney Sam Medina hold is a violation of the City Charter, which bars those employed by the City from being on the EUB.
Twenty-five citizens turned out to voice their opinion on issues such as the Lubbock Power and Light electric rate, Market Lubbock and the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, the City of Lubbock’s debt load, and annexation.