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Health professionals hope citizens speak up for Health Department


The City Manager will present a proposal to the Board of Health on Friday at 1:30 p.m.. The proposal is expected to show the City of Lubbock's plan to deal with the loss of grants to pay for the Health Department.

At least 60 Lubbock citizens are signed up to address the Board of Health at Friday's meeting. One of those registered to comment is Texas Tech University Nursing Professor Dr. Linda Brice.

"I find it appalling that they would try to close down the Health Department, and all the citizens of Lubbock need to come out and make their voices heard," Dr. Brice said.

All indications for the last few weeks have the city anticipating a closure of the Health Department when the grants run out on August 31st. However, there are not yet concrete facts that specifically lay out the future of the Health Department.

"We cant find the target until you point us in the right direction. So I have no idea what to expect until the City Manager presents her proposal and then we can figure out what we are dealing with," Board of Health Chairman Dr. Steven Presley said.

29 people have signed up to address the board with a Q and A session, an additional 30 have signed up just to be heard. KCBD NewsChannel 11 talks to board chairman Dr. Steven Presley and with Dr. Brice tonight at 6 p.m.


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