Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson responded to local concern about tornado sirens on his Facebook page Friday night.
He posted this statement around 10 p.m.:
"Since the Moore OK tragedy, there has been a lot of renewed interest in the installation of storm sirens in Lubbock. I asked the City Manager last week to start gathering information on all systems available and to include our Emergency Management Coordinator in the discussions.
"The City of Lubbock issued a Request for Proposals early this week to gather information. Our first step must be to explore all options and obtain pricing in order to be able to make good informed decisions.
"We need to recognize that all emergency systems have shortcomings and that a multi-pronged approach will be required. There is a lot of mounting pressure to make a quick knee jerk reaction and I hope this City Council will display the courage needed to stay the course and research our options fully. Only then can we make these decisions wisely."
On Thursday, KCBD launched its "Support Our Sirens" campaign, aimed at sending a petition in support of sirens to City Hall. The petition is available here: http://bit.ly/10EFaaS.
Mayor Robertson will be hosting "Coffee With the Mayor" on Tuesday, June 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Peet's Coffee inside United Market Street at 19th & Quaker. The mayor will be taking questions and comments from citizens on a variety of topics.
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