LUBBOCK, TX -- Lubbock and its residents could soon be investing millions more into the city, but that's only if those residents want it. The 2014 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) is holding three public input meetings next week to decide if Lubbock needs a bond election and what the projects would be.
"They are public input from the citizens to that CAC committee to let them know what their feelings are on projects or anything that they want to discuss about the about a bond election," said Cheryl Brock, Executive Director of Budget for the City of Lubbock.
She says now is the time for citizens to give their input on a possible bond election.
"I think its a great opportunity for them to speak directly to the CAC and let them know what their priorities are. If they have projects for instance that they would like to see included in their discussions or if they have concerns with having a bond election the CAC would really like to hear from them," she said.
The last bond election was in 2009 for over $50 million dollars. Some of the projects it paid for were three new fire houses, and some of the 34th and 98th street construction.
"It pretty much could be anything, municipal facilities, it could be infrastructure those types of things are generally what's listed in a bond election," said Brock.
Brock says usually citizen advisory committees will come up with projects then involve the citizens at the end of the process, but this year's committee wants citizen input early on.
"They are open minded they want to hear what the citizens have to say and he was really pretty adamant that he wanted to do that early on, now we are probably going to do a public meeting at the end as well but he really wanted to hear from the citizens and what their thoughts are," she said.
(City of Lubbock Release)
The 2014 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold three public meetings next week seeking input for a possible bond election. The CAC was appointed by the City Council to study the need for capital improvements for the City of Lubbock, determine if the City needs to hold a bond election, and if so, prioritize and recommend what projects should be put on a bond.
All Lubbock residents are encouraged to attend the following meetings and let the CAC know if you think a bond election should be held and/or what projects you would like to see on a possible bond.
Monday, January 13 7:00 p.m.
Estacado High School Auditorium
1504 East Itasca Avenue
Tuesday, January 14 7:00 p.m.
Irons Middle School Auditorium
5214 79th Street
Thursday, January 16 7:00 p.m.
Mackenzie Middle School Library
5402 West 12th Street