INTERVIEW: Mayor Pope on Citizen's Tower, substations - FOX34 Lubbock

INTERVIEW: Mayor Pope on Citizen's Tower, substations

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

City leaders are preparing for the move into citizens tower. Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope says it'll start over the next week and a half. After city hall is empty, it'll be turned into a campus for south plains college.

A guest on Lubbock News Now, the Mayor emphasized what a deal this is for downtown.

"Most importantly, I think it is great for our kids and the people in our community that need a post high school education, or get into the middle of their career and want to go a different route," Pope said. "We've never had that in our downtown and so those offerings will be available during the day and at night. It'll be on a bus route and be accessible and very affordable, it's what they do very well."

The city council is scheduled to hold its first meeting in citizens tower on December 17th.

Lubbock is hitting new groundbreaks. New police chief Floyd Mitchell and the city have been involved with the three new police substations.

The mayor says he's thrilled about finishing up the east substation on the corner of MLK and east 19th street..

"We're excited, it's been 23 months of planning and getting ready. Unfortunately, that is a little longer than we thought, but it's pretty tight in our marketplace right now for just getting things turned around," Pope said. "Whether it be architecture, engineering, getting the kind of bids in the light. But we'll start this one, 60 days or so later we'll start the second one, 60 days or so after that we'll start the third one."

That ground-breaking is set for Friday at 2 p.m. The north substation will be at Erskine and Frankford, and the south will be at 140th and Indiana.
the Mayor says he hopes they'll bring a positive change.

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