Lubbock's new city council has put a couple of meetings under its belt, and so far the news is good.
Two big decision stand out as citizen-friendly. First, city council unanimously denied Atmos Energy the chance to raise rates on all customers.
And even though the Railroad Commission will probably overturn their decision, Council members sided with the citizens and did the right thing.
Second, Council members have now moved their public meetings from mornings to evenings, giving more people a chance to attend and speak their mind about City business.
Now that the stage is set to allow more citizen participation in Council meetings, there is no reason for us not to be more engaged.
Lubbock City Council makes major decisions about all of our lives. So if you want to make a case for how you think those decision should go, evening meetings have made that easier.
Meeting times are posted on the City website. If you want your voice to be heard on more than just election day, sign up, show up and speak up.
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