Homelessness committee not appointed in City Council meeting - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Homelessness committee not appointed in City Council meeting

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock City Council held off on appointing members to the newly created homelessness committee in Monday's City Council meeting.

The decision came after City Council woman Karen Gibson suggested a tighter deadline for their recommendations. Council approved the change six to one. It requires members to give their initial recommendations in six months, rather than 15. The committee will also be dissolved after one year.

These changes came after workers and volunteers at Mahon Library spoke during citizen comments about health and safety issues the homeless have created outside the building.

"The staff should have a safe and clean environment to work in. I have a safe environment, probably most of y'all have a safe environment, and they deserve one too," said Gretchen Scott. 

Council is scheduled to name the homelessness committee members in December.

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