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CITY OF LUBBOCK
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
July 20, 2021
8:30 A.M.


 
The City Council of the City of Lubbock, Texas met in special session on the 20th of July, 2021, in City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas at 8:30 a.m.

 
8:37 A.M.               CITY COUNCIL CONVENED
City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas
Present:
Mayor Daniel M. Pope; Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale; Council Member Jeff Griffith; Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris; City Manager W. Jarrett Atkinson; City Secretary Rebecca Garza
Absent:
Council Member Juan A. Chadis; Council Member Randy Christian; Council Member Latrelle Joy; City Attorney Chad Weaver
This was a meeting of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization's Transportation Policy Committee. A quorum of Council Members attended and participated in discussions during the meeting in which the Committee considered the following topics as shown below. Members of the Committee, in attendance, were: Chair Curtis Parrish, Shelia Patterson Harris, Jeff Griffith, Chad Seay, Chris Mandrell, Daniel M. Pope, and Jarrett Atkinson. 
 
Note:      The Transportation Policy Committee addressed agenda items in the following order:
  • 1.4-1.9.8
  • No quorum, of City Council, was present for all other items.
             
   1. REGULAR SESSION
             
   1. Safety Procedures

*This item was deleted.
             
   2. Public Comment Period/Acknowledgment of Guest of the Transportation Policy Committee.

*This item was deleted.
             
   3. The Committee will approve the minutes from the Transportation Policy Committee meeting of June 15, 2021.

*This item was deleted.
             
   4. The Committee will conduct a public meeting to receive comments on the proposed FY 2022 amendment of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization's Public Participation Plan. No action will be taken by the Committee or City Council.

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave comments and answered questions from the Committee.

Chair Curtis Parrish opened the public comment period at 8:37 a.m.

No one appeared to speak on this item.

Chair Curtis Parrish closed the public comment period at 8:38 a.m.
             
   5. Discuss and the Committee will take appropriate action regarding Resolution 2021-11 adopting adjusted Pavement and Bridge Performance Measures (PM-2).

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave a presentation and answered questions from the Committee.

Motion by Daniel M. Pope, seconded by Jarrett Atkinson, to approve Resolution 2021-11.

Vote: 7-0 motion carried by the Committee
             
   6. Discuss and the Committee will take appropriate action regarding Resolution 2021-12 adopting adjusted System Performance Measures (PM-3).

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave a presentation and answered questions from the Committee.

Motion by Jeff Griffith, seconded by Chad Seay, to approve Resolution 2021-12.

Vote: 7-0 Motion carried by the Committee
             
   7. Discuss and the Committee will take appropriate action regarding Resolution 2021-13 adopting amended Bylaws for the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization.

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave a presentation and answered questions from the Committee. Matt Wade, with Underwood Law Firm, gave comments and answered questions from the Committee.

Motion by Shelia Patterson Harris, seconded by Chad Seay, to approve Resolution 2021-13.

Vote: 7-0 Motion carried by the Committee
             
   8. Discuss and the Committee will take appropriate action regarding the unexpired term of the Vice Chair to October 2022.

Chair Curtis Parrish opened the floor for nominations to the unexpired term of Vice Chair.

Daniel M. Pope nominated Shelia Patterson Harris for the unexpired term of Vice Chair.

No other nominations were made.

Motion by Daniel M. Pope, seconded by Chad Seay, to appoint Shelia Patterson Harris to the position of Vice Chair.

Vote: 7-0 Motion carried by the Committee.
             
   9. Reports
             
   1.
Report on the City of Lubbock street bond proposal.

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave comments and answered questions from the Committee. Wood Franklin, division director of public works for the City of Lubbock, gave a presentation and answered questions from the Committee.
             
   2.
Interstate 27 extension news.

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave comments and answered questions from the Committee. Duffy Hinkle, vice president of the Ports to Plains Alliance, gave a presentation and answered questions from the Committee.
             
   3.
Quarterly report on TIP projects.

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave comments and answered questions from the Committee. Jeremy Dearing, director of transportation operations for the TxDOT Lubbock District, gave a presentation on transportation improvement program projects and answered questions from the Committee.
             
   4.
Quarterly report on TSMO activities.

Jeremy Dearing, director of transportation operations for the TxDOT Lubbock District, gave a presentation on transportation systems management & operations and answered questions from the Committee.
             
   5.
Shop early for Christmas/shipping dashboard.

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave comments and answered questions from the Committee.
             
   6.
Congress likely to “kick the can down the road” again.

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave comments and answered questions from the Committee.
             
   7.
North Houston Highway Improvement Project halted for Environmental Justice and Civil Rights concerns.

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave comments and answered questions from the Committee.
             
   8.
Monthly financial report.

David Jones, executive director of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave comments and answered questions from the Committee.
9:40 A.M. CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED
 
There being no further business to come before Council, the meeting was adjourned.


 
The July 20, 2021 Special City Council Meeting minutes were approved by the City Council on the 12th day of October, 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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