Some hot button topics are on the Lubbock City Council agenda for Thursday night. In their work-session, council members are set to begin discussing a possible ban on handheld cell phone use by drivers, and a ban on texting while driving.
Amarillo recently enacted a cell phone use ordinance for drivers.
A discussion on city library locations and activities is also on the work-session agenda. A feasibility study is underway on moving the Godeke branch from it's leased strip mall location to a building the city is considering buying at 3838 50th Street.
Council will also continue a public hearing on a zoning change to allow a Dollar General to be built at 4011 East Fourth Street.
Neighbors who oppose said they are concerned about increasing traffic and property taxes while proponents said District 2 needs more commercial development.
Finally, council is also set to vote on a budget amendment proposed by Mayor Glen Robertson. He wants to eliminate the Executive Assistant position for his office to spread out the workload and offset the cost of a new City Council Executive Assistant position council voted to create last month.
The council meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.