August 3, 2021
3:30 P.M.

The City Council of the City of Lubbock, Texas met in special session on the 3rd of August, 2021, in City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas, and via video conference and teleconference at 3:30 p.m.

3:40 P.M.               CITY COUNCIL CONVENED
City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas, and via video conference and teleconference
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
Note:      City Council addressed agenda items in the following order:
  • 1.1
   1. Hear and discuss presentations regarding the following and provide guidance to staff as appropriate.
   1. Presentation and discussion of the Proposed FY 2021-22 Operating Budget and Capital Program, and discuss all funds of the City, including but not limited to General Fund, Debt Service Fund, Internal Services, Enterprise Funds, Special Revenue Funds, Component Units, Related Entities, Debt and Debt Obligations, Capital Improvement Program, and related and associated items; and take action to direct the City Manager to make changes to said Budget.

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council on the proposed FY 2021-22 Operating Budget and Capital Program. Discussion included, but was not limited to, Internal Services (including GIS & Data Services, Radio Shop, Print Shop, Central Warehouse, and Risk Management); Enterprise Funds (including Water/Wastewater, Storm Water, Lake Alan Henry, Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Transit, Cemetery, and Civic Centers); and Major Special Revenue Funds (including Central Business District TIF, Community Development, Gateway, Hotel Occupancy Tax, Lubbock Business Park TIF, North & East Lubbock Neighborhood Infrastructure Fund, and North Overton TIF). Joe Jimenez, financial planning & analysis manager for LP&L, presented LP&L's Budget including revenues and expenses.

Blu Kostelich, chief financial officer; David McCalla, director of electric utilities; Mike Keenum, division director of engineering/city engineer; Kelly Campbell, executive director of aviation; Chris Mandrell, general manager of Citibus; Cheryl Brock, director of financial planning & analysis; and Wood Franklin, division director of public works, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.

Discussion ensued among City Council regarding the presentation, requests for additional information on various topics, and further direction to the City Manager, as it relates to the budget.

There being no further business to come before Council, Mayor Pope adjourned the meeting.

The August 3, 2021 Special City Council Meeting minutes were approved by the City Council on the 24th day of August, 2021.

Rebecca Garza, City Secretary


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