City vs LP&L, next round this week - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/12/10

City vs LP&L, next round this week

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By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - This week is the next round in the fight between City Hall and the City-owned utility Lubbock Power & Light.  The city's Electric Utility Board is expected to vote in favor of rejecting the city's demand that it pay for $2 million of electricity and $1 million of maintenance for street lights. 

City charter clearly spells out that city council still has budget authority for utility, but detractors, including the Mayor and Councilman Paul Beane say mandating LP&L to pay for street lights is a dangerous practice.  LP&L was made to take on street lights and other expenses in the years leading to its financial meltdown in 2003. 

The Electric Utility Board meets Wednesday at 3:00 PM.  It is jointly posted as a City Council meeting just in case there is a quorum of City Council members.

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