Randy explained that the council raised it by once cent, saying, "We raised it a penny, and we originally intended to raise it two cents because some of the appraisals went up." He went on to say that most of the money will go towards the construction of the new police substations.
When asked if he thinks that ERCOT will be a reliable source of power for Lubbock, Randy said that power outages are always to be expected, especially when it gets hot, but that he does believe it will be a reliable source.
"I think it's great that two West Texas cities are coming together to make that happen, because it's such a positive for all of West Texas, and I'm an Amarillo guy. I grew up in Amarillo, so I'm proud of the big A for making that happen," Randy said.
Randy spoke on the benefits of substations, saying, "They're going to be good looking stations. Aesthetically, they're going to be very pleasing. For you to be able to tell somebody that, by the way, this beautiful police substation is going to be within half a block or so from your h…