Library study, Dollar General location among Council issues Thursday

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Updated: 11/08/2012 7:20 am
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.
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Liberty Seeker - 11/7/2012 9:21 PM
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I understand banning texting while driving, and banning use of handheld communication devices in municipal vehicles for a year to see if the city employees are any safer before imposing similar regulations upon the public. I call it leading by example. However the big issue is: When will Glen Robertson, the one who ran on the platform against the hidden taxes on municipal utility bills, actually put outlawing ALL of the inflated municipal fees on the agenda. After all, this is the only reason he won the election. I hope that those in the public and in the media who have the capability to read this comment, will bring up his failure to keep his word to the people during their public time. . . Of course tyrants never keep their promises. Dictators free themselves, but impose slavery (regulations) upon the people.
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