I want to make sure my readers know about a Lubbock Charter Review Committee meeting this week. It’s the third and possibly final such meeting concerning the possible revision of the City of Lubbock charter, which could include revisions to how Lubbock Power and Light is structured. I believe there’s a real danger of the LP&L Board becoming like it’s own banana republic: a lifetime appointed board who can name their own successors and operate with little or no Council oversight. It’s worth attending this meeting to make sure that nothing like that is in the works.
The Charter Review Committee meeting is Wednesday, May 19th at 5:30pm in committee room 103 at Lubbock City Hall.
Two other things I want to bring up, but don’t deserve a whole post to themselves:
* Xcel Energy has started the process of raising its rates 7% statewide. Where does Lubbock Power and Light purchase 100% of its power?
* The special election likely to be called after Carl Isett resigns may take place on the November election date. That possibility is good because it would save taxpayer money, but bad because voters will have the confusing situation of voting two ballots with (probably) the same candidates on each. The special election ballot would most likely appear after the entirety of the regular ballot. Voters would actually have to vote twice for their candidate of choice in HD84.