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CITY OF LUBBOCK
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
September 2, 2020
5:00 P.M.


 
The City Council of the City of Lubbock, Texas met in special session on the 2nd of September, 2020, in City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas at 5:00 p.m.

 
5:13 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CONVENED
City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas
Present: Mayor Daniel M. Pope; Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Griffith; Council Member Juan A. Chadis; Council Member Randy Christian; Council Member Latrelle Joy; Council Member Steve Massengale; Council Member Shelia Patterson Harris; City Manager W. Jarrett Atkinson; City Secretary Rebecca Garza; City Attorney Chad Weaver
                      Council Member Latrelle Joy attended the meeting via video conference.                   
 
Note:      City Council addressed agenda items in the following order:
  • 1-4
             
1. Public Hearing - Finance: Hold a public hearing on the Proposed FY 2020-21 Operating Budget and Capital Program.

Public Hearing Only.

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 5:49 p.m.

Adam Hernandez, Joshua Shankles, Dr. Neale Pearson, Natalie Ayers, Chelsea Lawrence, Nicholas Bergfeld, Mikel Ward, Stephen Sanders, Clint Overland, Dan Seale, and Shari Ashley appeared to speak on this item.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 6:33 p.m.
             
2. Public Hearing - Finance: Hold a public hearing on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 1.06% (percentage by which the proposed tax rate exceeds the no-new-revenue tax rate calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code).

Public Hearing Only.

Jarrett Atkinson, city manager, gave a presentation and answered questions from City Council. 

Mayor Pope opened the public hearing at 6:34 p.m.

Stephen Sanders, Kristin Morton, Sharon Parrott, Mikel Ward, Cyndi Fenton, and Dan Seale appeared to speak in opposition.

No one appeared to speak in favor.

Mayor Pope closed the public hearing at 6:51 p.m. 
             
3. Ordinance 1st Reading - Finance: Ordinance No. 2020-O0123 approving and adopting a budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21; approving summary of estimated and forecasted revenues, appropriations, and use of excess reserves for all funds of the City; providing for necessary transfers of funds between accounts and departments, if required; authorizing reduction of spending by City Manager if necessary; re-appropriation of balances which support authorized obligations or encumbered; providing for filing of Adopted Budget; establishing civil service classifications and positions; appropriating funds for the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Operating Budget and Capital Program of the City of Lubbock; approving all permit, license, fees, and charges for service recommended to be adjusted; approving the pay plan and positions; approving personnel; amending Section 22.04.041 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lubbock by revising the wastewater fees for residential premises with no water meters as contained therein; amending Section 22.04.175 regulation 9 and 10 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lubbock by revising the disposal permit fees as contained therein; amending Section 22.06.051 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lubbock by revising the solid waste landfill service fees as contained therein; accepting the budgets for Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Market Lubbock, Inc., Civic Lubbock, Inc., and Vintage Township Public Facilities Corporation; finding that proper notice of meeting provided by law and ratifying such; providing for publication; and providing for a savings clause.
  Motion by Council Member Steve Massengale, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Griffith to approve Ordinance No. 2020-O0123.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
             
4. Ordinance 1st Reading - Finance: Ordinance No. 2020-O0124 setting the tax rate and levying a tax upon all property subject to taxation within the City of Lubbock for 2020; apportioning said levy among the various funds and items for which revenue must be raised; fixing the times in which said taxes shall be paid and assessing penalty and interest for nonpayment of such taxes within the time provided.

Mayor Pope gave the following statement:

"The City Council will vote on the tax rate, on the second and final reading, at the September 8, 2020 City Council Meeting, in City Council Chambers, 1314 Avenue K, beginning at 5:00 p.m."
  Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Griffith, seconded by Council Member Juan A. Chadis to approve Ordinance No. 2020-O0124, increasing the property tax rate by the adoption of the tax rate of 0.541573, which is effectively a 1.06 percent increase in the tax rate.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Motion carried
7:46 P.M. CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED
 
There being no further business to come before Council, Mayor Pope adjourned the meeting.



 
The September 2, 2020 Special City Council Meeting minutes were approved by the City Council on the 13th day of October, 2020.


 
  ____________________________________
DANIEL M. POPE, MAYOR
ATTEST:
 
 
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Rebecca Garza, City Secretary
 

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