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7/28/09

Lubbockites want more information before voting

By Karin Slyker | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock citizens want more information before issues are put to a vote in a November bond election.

Earlier this month, the citizens' advisory committee proposed almost $61 million in road, park and public safety projects. It's up to the Lubbock City Council which, if any, of the issues will be put on the ballot for voter approval.

But during citizen comments Tuesday, resident say they want a public hearing on the issues before council makes any decisions.

Also during the council meeting, city leaders say they could relocate the Godeke Library, but wouldn't say where.

During their meeting, they said they will take proposals from engineering companies interested in renovating the library. They also said the relocating the library to an undisclosed piece of property is still an option. The library was shut down in January after the discovery of mold throughout the building.

Meanwhile, the council will not hold public hearings on its proposed tax rate this year. That's because it does not include a tax increase for residents. So under state law, the city is not required to hold a hearing.

Council will hold a state-required public hearing on the city budget in August.

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