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Council denies Klein proposal

Todd Klein Todd Klein
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

UPDATE 10-13: The proposal, which combined a request for night time meetings with a request for quarterly financial reports was voted down 4-3 by the Lubbock City Council on Thursday.

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City Councilman Todd Klein wants to give voters more information about the finances in City Hall.

Klein is proposing that certain divisions of the city government be required to make quarterly financial reports to the public and allow for public comment.

Klein wants to publish reports from Lubbock Power & Light, the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, and other areas of the city that have big yearly budgets.

"If we were a publicly-held company we would be expected to be accountable to the shareholders on a quarterly basis. That's really what we're asking - to do the same thing," Klein said.

Klein also wants to hold City Council meetings in the evening at least once every quarter so citizens who have to work during the day have a chance to attend.

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