Lubbock Leaders Plan Legislative Goals For 2005 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/21/04

Lubbock Leaders Plan Legislative Goals For 2005

The 79th Texas Legislature is set to convene in just three weeks, and the City of Lubbock wants to make sure its priorities are in order.

City council members, city officials and state representatives met Tuesday afternoon to set Lubbock's legislative priorities. The number one priority is water, followed by support for "truth in taxation," which is a 3% cap on home appraisals. The city also wants to change formula budgets that fund Citibus.

"We are now getting very aggressive making sure we have a 100% deal water plan. One thing we want to do with Lake Alan Henry is the Interbasin Water Transfer to buy and sell water downstream. We want to make sure we can do that without getting penalized," said Lubbock Mayor Marc McDougal.

On January 25th, city officials will meet with legislators in Austin.

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