Lubbock Taxpayer Watchdog Group to Protest With Petition Drive

Published 03/11 2014 08:57PM

Updated 03/11 2014 09:12PM

LUBBOCK, TX -- A taxpayer watchdog group will kick off a petition drive aimed at the City of Lubbock. South Plains Advocates for Freedom, organized in part by Mikel Ward, will collect non-binding signatures starting Wednesday afternoon after holding a 1:30 pm news conference at the Jubilee Bell in front of City Hall.

A written statement said, “While these will not be binding, they will give voice to frustrations that many Lubbockites feel about several current controversial issues.”

One of the issues under protest is the city’s willingness to take on large sums of debt without a vote of Lubbock citizens.

Petitions will be handed out in person or an line petition can be found at southplainsadvocatesforfreedom.com SPAF said on its website that the goal is collect 1,000 signatures.

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