At Lubbock City Hall on Thursday, the council made Randy Andrews the newest member of the West Texas Municipal Power Agency. He replaces LP&L Director Paul Thompson whose term had come to an end. Andrews is the owner of Grayco Development, and Mayor Marc McDougal describes him as "very knowledgeable of the public power business."
His appointment comes on the heels of City Manager Bob Cass' efforts to prevent conflicts of interest by not having city employees serve on city boards. The WTMPA supplies LP&L with electricity. The city is currently conducting an audit to find out who authorized a $5.3 million loan from the city to WTMPA.