Council approves compromise to keep citizen comments on the air - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Council approves compromise to keep citizen comments on the air

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock City Council worked out a compromise to keep citizen comments on the air Thursday night, but not before some heated discussion.

Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson actually struck his gavel and interrupted one citizen who was talking about accusations made against City Attorney Sam Medina. Robertson said these were exactly the kinds of comments that brought the issue of broadcasting comments up for discussion and that these kinds of accusations did not need to be shown on Channel 2.

"These are the problems this council has been facing...the speakers like we just heard. This is the kind of garbage that does not need to go out on Channel 2," said Robertson. 

The council decided to keep citizen comments on the air, but there will be some restrictions.

Citizens may sign up 75 hours in advance, with a deadline of Monday at noon. If they decide to sign up the night of the meeting and speak about an agenda item, they can speak in the first part of the meeting, before the agenda.

If they sign up the night of the meeting and want to speak about an item that is not on the agenda, they will speak after the agenda, and those comments will be broadcast with a disclaimer. No time limit was set.

The proposed zoning change for Walmart on 114th Street and Quaker was also passed.

Former councilman T.J. Patterson was honored at the meeting, praised for his work visiting inmates at the Lubbock County Jail on Christmas Day.

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