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CITY OF LUBBOCK
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
July 12, 2021
12:00 P.M.


 
The City Council of the City of Lubbock, Texas met in special session on the 12th of July, 2021, in City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas, and via video conference and teleconference at 12:00 p.m.

 
12:02P.M.               CITY COUNCIL CONVENED
City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas and via video conference and teleconference
Present:
Mayor Daniel M. Pope; Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale; Council Member Juan A. Chadis; Council Member Randy Christian; Council Member Jeff Griffith; Council Member Latrelle Joy; Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris; City Manager W. Jarrett Atkinson; City Secretary Rebecca Garza; City Attorney Chad Weaver
                     Council Member Latrelle Joy attended via video conference.

This was a meeting of the Electric Utility Board. A quorum of Council Members attended and participated in discussions during the meeting in which the board considered the following topics as shown below.

 
Note:      The Electric Utility Board addressed agenda items in the following order:
  • Public Comment 1.1-1.2 and Executive Session.
  • No quorum, of the City Council, was present for all other items.

             
   1. PUBLIC COMMENT
             
   1. This period, of up to thirty minutes, is dedicated to public comment. Each member of the public will have three minutes to speak. Any member of the public that requires the assistance of a translator will have six minutes to speak. Comments must be limited to only those items posted on the Electric Utility Board agenda. Any member of the public wishing to speak shall sign up on the public comment sheet on the day of the Electric Utility Board Meeting. The Electric Utility Board shall follow the order of persons wishing to speak as listed on the sign-up sheet. If everyone who signed up to speak has been given an opportunity to speak and the thirty minutes designated for public comment has not been exhausted, the Electric Utility Board may, at its discretion, open the floor to anyone else wishing to address the Electric Utility Board, subject to all the same procedures and guidelines.

No one appeared to speak.
             
   2. Alternatively, any member of the public wishing to address the Electric Utility Board, regarding any matter posted on the Electric Utility Board Agenda, may submit a public comment by email at lplcitizencomments@mylubbock.us beginning at the time this agenda is publicly posted and no later than 10:00 a.m. on July 12, 2021. Each comment will be read aloud for a period of time not to exceed three minutes, in accordance with the practices and procedures of the Electric Utility Board.

There were no public comments submitted via email.
             
   2. EXECUTIVE SESSION

This meeting was called into a closed session at 12:05 p.m. under the provisions of Section 551, Texas Government Code. City Council reconvened in open session at 1:03 p.m. and adjourned.
             
   1. Hold an executive session in accordance with V.T.C.A. Government Code § 551.086, to discuss and deliberate, on the following competitive matters of Lubbock Power & Light, reasonably related to the following categories:
             
   1.
Generation unit specific and portfolio fixed and variable costs, including forecasts of those costs, capital improvement plans for generation units, and generation unit operating characteristics and outage scheduling.
             
   2.
Bidding and pricing information for purchased power, generation and fuel, and Electric Reliability Council of Texas bids, prices, offers, and related services and strategies.
             
   3.
Effective fuel and purchased power agreements and fuel transportation arrangements and contracts.
             
   4.
Risk management information, contracts, and strategies, including fuel hedging and storage.
             
   5.
Plans, studies, proposals, and analyses for system improvements, additions, or sales (other than transmission and distribution system improvements inside the service area for which the public power utility is the sole certificated retail provider).
             
   1.
Discuss and deliberate plans, studies, proposals, and analyses for system improvements, additions, or sales.
             
   6.
Customer billing, contract, and usage information, electric power pricing information, system load characteristics, and electric power marketing analyses and strategies.
             
   2.
Hold an executive session in accordance with V.T.C.A. Government Code § 551.071, seeking the advice of its legal counsel about pending or contemplated litigation or settlement offers and hold a consultation with the attorney on matters in which the duty of the attorney to the Electric Utility Board under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code: (i) legal advice and counsel regarding matters identified in Section 2.1-2.1.6 of this Agenda; and (ii) legal advice and counsel regarding the City of Lubbock’s Note Purchase Program with Bank of America and legal issues regarding bond-related matters.
             
   3.
Hold an executive session in accordance with V.T.C.A. Government Code § 551.074 to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, and duties of a public officer or employee (Director of Electric Utilities, General Counsel, Assistant Director/Chief Financial Officer).
             
12:30 p.m. – Approximately - Following completion of the Executive Session, the Electric Utility Board will reconvene in open session to discuss the items listed below. It is anticipated that the open session will begin at 12:30 p.m. However, this is an approximation and the Board may begin the open session earlier or later depending on when the Executive Session is complete.
             
   3. REGULAR SESSION
             
   1.
Presentation and discussion of the update/report by the Director of Electric Utilities, or his designee, regarding customer service, business center practices, procedures and policies, customer concerns and complaints, billing forms and procedures, status of transmission and distribution projects, mutual aid, weather events, outage, and restoration efforts, staffing levels, personnel matters and recognition of employees, including the Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Director, regulatory matters, and operational performance metrics.

*This item was deleted.
             
   2.
Presentation and discussion of the FY2021-22 Draft Operating Budget and Capital Program and Rate Schedule/Tariff.

*This item was deleted.
1:03 P.M. CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED
 
There being no further business to come before Council, the meeting was adjourned.


 
The July 12, 2021 Special City Council Meeting minutes were approved by the City Council on the 10th day of August, 2021.

 
  ____________________________________
DANIEL M. POPE, MAYOR
ATTEST:
 
 
___________________________________
Rebecca Garza, City Secretary
 


*This item was discussed, by the Board, without a quorum of Council Members present.

    

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