We are continuing to make progress in the effort to get tornado sirens in Lubbock.
Since KCBD kicked of the S.O.S. campaign, thousands of you have signed the online petition at kcbd.com. And we've forwarded your voice to Lubbock City Council members.
Now, Lubbock Mayor Glenn Robertson has called for the formation of a task force to study the issue.
This task force will be charged with researching a public early warning system for tornadoes. Then council members will have to vote on it and find the money.
Mayor Robertson has taken a step in the right direction. I would urge members of the task force to move quickly with a recommendation so Lubbock won't go another season without having a single level of protection to save lives.
And you can still support KCBD's S.O.S. campaign by signing our online petition. Just follow this link: http://bit.ly/10EFaaS. And remember, we're sending every pledge straight to city hall.
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'Consider This' is a commentary by KCBD Vice-President and General Manager Dan Jackson.