City Council considers football, head start & payday loans - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

City Council considers football, head start & payday loans

By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The state champion Idalou Wildcats will be honored this week in Lubbock.  The Lubbock City Council will honor Idalou for winning the Class 2-A Division II State Football Championship back in December.

City Council will also honor Frenship 8th grader Nicholas Sanchez for his third place finish at the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick National Finals Competition.  The NFL paid for Nicholas and his dad to travel to Atlanta for the event and the NFC Championship game on January 15th.

Possible Head Start Location

In other business the Council will consider authorizing the Lubbock Housing Authority to sublease property at 515 North Zenith Avenue to Texas Tech University.  The University's College of Human Sciences will run an Early Head Start Program at that location, if Council approves.

Payday Loans Non-binding Resolution

Council will also consider a non-binding resolution calling upon the legislature to put tighter regulation on payday loans.  The proposed resolution says that the payday loan profession exploits consumers.

If approved it would be sent to the Governor and lawmakers who represent the Lubbock area in Austin.  It calls for "... laws necessary and appropriate to prevent further exploitative payday lending practices..."

Towing For No Insurance, 2nd Reading

City Council will also hear the 2nd reading of a towing ordinance that seems to enjoy a majority of public support but has also inspired some controversy.  The ordinance allows police to tow uninsured vehicles after a traffic stop for some other moving violation. 

Supporters say state law mandates liability insurance.  Detractors say it gives police the power to take someone's vehicle without due process.  The ordinance allows the owner to get the vehicle back after paying for towing fees and showing proof of insurance. 

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