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City council holds first meeting at Citizens Tower

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

It was a big first for the City of Lubbock Tuesday.

The City Council held its first work session and regular meeting at Citizens Tower.

City leaders discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and delays its forced onto some city projects. That includes triathlons, opening the Berl Huffman Soccer Complex and plains for Little League.

Council members noted how impressed they were with staffers managing to move city departments into the tower throughout the pandemic.

During its first meeting, council members approved accepting a grant for more than $600,000 to support the police department.

The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will go toward personal protective equipment, remote working and overtime.

Police Chief Floyd Mitchell says the department isn't facing a PPE shortage right now and says its ramped up deployment to ensure safety.

He emphasizes this is not going to be a short term problem. Mitchell says staffers are focusing on "burn time" to determine how fast officers are going through stocks of PPE.

That equipment is discarded each time an officer interacts with someone else, so each officer goes through multiple sets a day.

 

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