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CITY OF LUBBOCK
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
August 4, 2021
2:30 P.M.


 
The City Council of the City of Lubbock, Texas met in special session on the 4th of August, 2021, in City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas, and via video conference and teleconference at 2:30 p.m.

 
2:36 P.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
Note:      City Council addressed agenda items in the following order:
  • Citizen Comments 1; 2; and 3.1.

             
   1. Citizen Comments - According to Lubbock City Council Rules, any citizen wishing to appear in-person before a meeting of the City Council, regarding Item 2., shall complete the sign-up form provided at the meeting, no later than 2:30 p.m. on August 4, 2021. If a citizen is attending the meeting by video or teleconference, they may submit a citizen comment by email at citizencomments@mylubbock.us, no later than 12:00 p.m. on August 4, 2021. Submitted comments must include name and address. Each comment will be read aloud for a period of time not to exceed three minutes pursuant to City Council Rules. Citizen Comments is an opportunity for citizens to make comments and express a position on agenda items. Any comment received that is in the nature of asking a question will be referred to an appropriate member of the City staff for a response.

There were no citizen comments received via email.


Sign ups:
  • Mikel Ward and Burley Owen appeared before City Council to speak on item 2 (an ordinance calling a bond election to be held within the City of Lubbock, Texas).
             
   2. Ordinance 1st Reading - City Secretary: Ordinance No. 2021-O0095, calling a bond election to be held within the City of Lubbock, Texas; making provisions for the conduct and the giving of notice of the election; and containing other provisions related thereto.

Jesica McEachern, assistant city manager, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. Council Member Jeff Griffith, chair of the Future Needs Committee; Council Members Shelia Patterson Harris and Latrelle Joy, members of the Future Needs Committee; Jarrett Atkinson, city manager; and Blu Kostelich, chief financial officer, gave comments and answered questions from City Council.
             
  Motion by Council Member Jeff Griffith, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale to approve Ordinance No. 2021-O0095.



  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
At the conclusion of this item, the City Council began the Work Session.
             
             
   3. 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.

John Osborne, president and chief executive officer for Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) and Market Lubbock, Inc., gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council on the proposed budget for LEDA, Market Lubbock, Inc., Visit Lubbock, and Lubbock Sports Authority. Rafael Gutierrez, chair of the Civic Lubbock, Inc. Board of Directors, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council on the proposed budget for Civic Lubbock, Inc. Blu Kostelich, chief financial officer, gave a presentation and update on the Lubbock Business Park TIF financial model and answered questions from City Council.

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager, 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. Direction was given to staff to add further discussions related to water rates and elevated storage tanks to the August 10, 2021, work session, while also directing staff to hold funds for the Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis in reserves until further discussion and study can be completed. In addition, Mr. Atkinson reviewed the timeline and procedures for the upcoming budget adoption process.
3:57 P.M. CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED
 
There being no further business to come before Council, Mayor Pope adjourned the meeting.


 
The August 4, 2021 Special City Council Meeting minutes were approved by the City Council on the 24th day of August, 2021.

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

    

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