Mayor wants to use NELCDC funding for Lubbock roads

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - This week, the Lubbock City Council will consider whether to stop funding the North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation (NELCDC).

Members have approved funding for the past two years, but Mayor Glen Robertson says there could be a more efficient way to accomplish the same goals.

The NELCDC is designed to create, facilitate and promote development in North and East Lubbock.

Mayor Robertson says his goal is to make sure 100 percent of funds go directly toward infrastructure.

Robertson has proposed that the city spend that money on paving roads in North and East Lubbock.

He says roads in need of help include the one that leads to the Lubbock Animal Shelter and other businesses.

Mayor Robertson made the idea public at the last city council meeting.

Robertson says that there are more than 50 miles of unpaved roads inside the city limits and that 90 percent of them can be found in North and East Lubbock.

He says that paving those roads would likely spur more development in that area.

The first reading on this agenda item will come this Thursday.

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