The City of Lubbock is getting ready for a new Health Department location.
This week the City Council will consider a bid from Minnix Commercial Partners, LTD to renovate a building at 806 18th St. for $74,911. The space to be renovated is approximately 6,000 square feet in a building currently owned by the Lubbock Housing Authority, and leased to the City of Lubbock.
The work is to be done within 60 days of the City's final approval.
The Health Department narrowly escaped budget cuts last year. Although the City Manager said all the same services would continue, the Department was going to be de-centralized to save money, with various responsibilities being reassigned to other departments.
Amid protests the City Council decided to not decentralize the Health Department but did instruct city staff to find ways to save money. Rehabilitating the current location at 19th and Texas Avenue was thought to be too expensive.
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