Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson gave plenty of advance notice that he expects a bond election is going to be necessary by May of 2014.
The mayor outlined his infrastructure concerns over the next few years, as part of the State of the City address. He said there will be a lot of study by staff and council before any bond project recommendations are made. The mayor said at this point, he sees a need for a new police headquarters and a new downtown firestation.
"I think those are things that we do not have a choice as a community about," Robertson said. "I think everything else comes down to how much are we willing to pay and how much impact are we willing to take on our tax rolls."
The mayor said his priorities include securing the city's future electricity generation needs and reducing the city's debt load. Plenty of advances to trumpet include completion of the Lake Alan Henry water supply pipeline, and sales tax growth that is percolating at record numbers.