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Lubbock City Council to readdress LP&L budget

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock City Council will meet Wednesday, June 26 for a continued discussion of the LP&L budget.

The subject became controversial at last Thursday's meeting when the Electric Utility Board Chairman proposed splitting the electric and water statements into separate bills.

Mayor Glen Robertson walked out of the meeting because, as he said, there was a lack of communication between LP&L executives and city council.

Supporters say the split would help customers spread out their bills. However, critics say the split would be too expensive.

Robertson says he thinks the biggest issue at the meeting will be fair allocation of expenses between the city and LP&L:

"Their budget flows into our budget. Their financials are part of our financials. So, at the end of the day, we need to make sure that whatever we're doing as a council and as a board is in the best interest of all the tax payers."

The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at City Hall.

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