Council to Decide Thursday if $134 Million of Projects Go to a Vote in 2015

Published 08/24 2014 01:13PM

Updated 08/24 2014 01:16PM

LUBBOCK, TX -- The Lubbock City Council will vote Thursday to accept or reject $134 million in recommendations for a bond election.  That number does not include a proposal for $66.9 million for a new police station. 

“I feel like we have several options,” said Mayor Glen Robertson who put the item up for a vote.  Robertson said the council could accept or reject a 2015 bond election.  The mayor also said the council could pick and choose which items on are on the ballot. 

“I just want to make sure its cafeteria style so citizens can choose the ones they want,” Mayor Robertson said.  “I would hate to see all those grouped together.”  

In July a Citizens Advisory Committee has asked the City Council to consider a bond election in 2015 with possible projects including more than $49 million for parks, nearly $66 million for streets, and more than $18 million other facilities. 

“I don’t know what might come of it,” Robertson said of his item on the Thursday agenda.  “Council might say. ‘Let’s take all their recommendations since they worked nine months on this.’”

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