Nov. 21, 2015 07:47

Plans to Change Stormwater Rates

The city council of Lubbock, Texas, recently held a fourth public work session to discuss changing their stormwater rate structure, as the search for a satisfactory solution continues. According to city engineer Mitch Keenum, the staff has produced around 700 different possible scenarios for rate changes. “I don’t know which direction they’ll go, but whatever they want to do, we’ll implement it,” he said.

A local business owner is challenging the city for overcharging on stormwater and transferring funds. Mayor Glen Robertson says the man’s suit is just hurting the citizens of Lubbock. “It’s been difficult to gather support, and we were finally starting to get over the opposition at the last work session,” he said.

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