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CITY OF LUBBOCK
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
August 25, 2021
8:30 A.M.


 
The City Council of the City of Lubbock, Texas met in special session on the 25th of August, 2021, at the Wells Fargo Center, 1500 Broadway, 5th Floor, Suite 501, Lubbock, Texas, and via video conference and teleconference at 8:30 a.m.

 
8:34A.M.               CITY COUNCIL CONVENED
Wells Fargo Center, 1500 Broadway, 5th Floor, Suite 501, Lubbock, Texas, and via video conference and teleconference 
Present: Mayor Daniel M. Pope; Mayor Pro Tem Steve Massengale; Council Member Randy Christian; Council Member Latrelle Joy; Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris; City Manager W. Jarrett Atkinson; Assistant City Attorney Kelli Leisure; Vital Statistics Manager Jennifer Clements
  Council Members Randy Christian and Shelia Patterson Harris attended via video conference.
Absent: Council Member Juan A. Chadis; Council Member Jeff Griffith
This was a meeting of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) Board of Directors. 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 Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Inc. (LEDA) Board of Directors addressed agenda items in the following order:
  • 1.1; Executive Session
  • No quorum, of the City Council, was present for all other items.
             
   1. MINUTES
             
   1. The Board will approve the Minutes of the LEDA Board of Directors Meeting of July 28, 2021.

Motion by Matt Bumstead, seconded by Brett Cate, to approve the minutes of the LEDA Board of Directors Meeting of July 28, 2021.

Vote: 8-0 Motion carried by the Board.

Other: Suzann Kirby (ABSENT)
             
   2. EXECUTIVE SESSION

This meeting was called into a closed session at 9:15 a.m. under the provisions of Section 551, Texas Government Code. The meeting was called back into a public session at 9:58 a.m. and was adjourned.
             
   1.
Hold an executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code Section 551.087 to (1) discuss or deliberate in regard to commercial or financial information that LEDA has received from business prospects seeking to locate, stay or expand, in the Lubbock area, or, (2) to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to business prospects described in (1) above. This will include the project and goals update, and monthly activity reports of Kenny McKay, Director of Business Retention, Carolyn Rowley of Director of Business Recruitment & Innovation, and reports related to financial, budget, audit reports, and matters related to the Lubbock Business Park, Lubbock Rail Port, and neighboring property and workforce/training projects. Others may also participate in this report including but not limited to, John Osborne, Jana Johnston, Christine Allen, Katherine White, Katy Christy, Jorge Quirino, Rusty Smith, Andrew Sorrells, Chris Rankin, Mayor Dan Pope, Jarrett Atkinson, City Manager, members of City Council and Brianna Gerardi, Director of Business Development with the City of Lubbock.
             
   2. Hold an executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code Section 551.072 to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property.
             
   3. Hold an executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code Section 551.071 to discuss legal matters.
             
   4. Hold an executive session in accordance with Texas Government Code Section 551.074 to deliberate the appointment, employment, goals, compensation, evaluation, reassignment of duties, discipline or dismissal of employee(s) or to hear a complaint or charge against an employee(s).
             
   3. REGULAR SESSION
             
   1. The Board will consider a resolution to approve the July 2021 LEDA Financial Report.

*This item was deleted.
             
   2.
Presentation of project update and monthly activity reports for Workforce Development.

*This item was deleted.
             
   3.
Presentation of project update and monthly reports of Marketing & Communication activities.

*This item was deleted.
             
   4.
The Board will consider resolutions to approve Marketing and Advertising Proposals with Madden Media for promoting Lubbock, our local businesses, future businesses and talented workforce.

*This item was deleted.
             
   1.
Business is Better

*This item was deleted.
             
   2.
Return2LBK

*This item was deleted.
             
   5.
The Board will consider action, if needed, including the adoption of resolutions, to offer financial and other incentives to business prospects or other matters considered in Executive Session and ratification of performance agreements that have been approved by the Board.

*This item was deleted.
             
   1.
Performance Agreement for Project Basil

*This item was deleted.
             
   6.
Discussion and the Board will consider action, if needed, on matters relating to properties owned by LEDA including the Lubbock Business Park, Lubbock Rail Port and active projects, including but not limited to plans for current and possible future uses of the land, zoning, platting, mapping, marketing, services and utilities to and from the properties, and any other matters related to the possible uses of the land. This discussion and possible action on matters involving the properties may include but be limited to the following items:

*This item was deleted.
             
   1.
Discuss and the Board will consider action, if needed, on property to be used for future economic development opportunities.

*This item was deleted.
             
   2.
Update on the progress of the properties and any matters related to contractors and/or contracts.

*This item was deleted.
             
   3.
Discuss the current status of the plans for developing the parks.

*This item was deleted.
             
   4.
Discuss the current status of efforts to use the properties by businesses.

*This item was deleted.
             
   5.
Discussion and the Board will consider action, if needed, on possible financing options for improvements to the properties.

*This item was deleted.
             
   6.
Discussion and the Board will consider action, if needed, on proposed future development of the properties with construction and engineering projects and related contracts, regarding projects and the development at LEDA properties.

*This item was deleted.
             
   7.
Architectural Review Committee Report

*This item was deleted.
             
   8. CEO Report

*This item was deleted.
             
   1.
Review LEDA Dashboard

*This item was deleted.
             
   2.
Employment Data Update

*This item was deleted.
             
   9. Chairman's Report

*This item was deleted.
9:58 A.M. CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED
 
There being no further business to come before Council, the meeting was adjourned.


 
The August 25, 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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