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Friday, February 14, 2014

Lubbock Liberty Workshop With Mikel Ward

The second Lubbock Liberty workshop featuring special guest speaker, Mikel Ward, taxpayer advocate, transparency watchdog, and Lubbock, Texas activist.

Mikel covers financial topics at a local level, from the City of Lubbock's debt, Lubbock City Council issues, and taxes, to Lubbock Power & Light, Agenda 21, and much more.

Following Mikel's lecture, the floor is opened for questions, answers, and comments.

"Mikel Ward On Lubbock, Texas"
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
Mahon Public Library
In the Community Meeting Room,
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1306 9th Street
Lubbock, TX 79401

Mikel Ward is a longtime city of Lubbock resident, a retired business owner, and graduate of Lubbock High School.  She is an important member of S.P.A.F.F., or South Plains Advocates For Freedom, whose core mission is to promote fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and individual freedom. They also strive to inform, empower, and mobilize taxpayers to resist government overreach in the city, county, state, and country levels by all peaceful means.  She has also been an outspoken critic of Imagine Lubbock Together.

Throughout the years she has sought to protect the taxpayers through her stance on public funding for economic development, such as opposing a 3/8-cent sales tax for economic development, previously questioning the use of 3 cent property tax for Market Lubbock Inc, and said economic development should be handled by the private sector.

In 1995, on the city ownership of Lubbock Power & Light, Mikel said she would support selling LP&L provided that the proceeds would go toward paying off the city's debt and drastically reducing property taxes. Now, she says it should be left to the voters to decide.  And on the city of Lubbock tax rate and debt load, she believes the tax rate is too high and criticized the city for not adjusting the tax rate down each year to account for increased appraisals.

She has been steadfast on the position of the city's debt burden being too high while questioning the city's figures on the size of the debt.

Brian Thornton, Amanda Smith, Mallory Miller


Lubbock Liberty Workshop #2


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