COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

 

January 13, 2003

 

 

SUBJECT:   FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE 2003-O-023

 

Amending the City of Laredo’s Convention and Visitors Bureau Full Time Equivalent Positions by adding 1.5 FULL-time clerks positions for the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Museum  and information center Operation.

 

INITIATED BY:

Cynthia Collazo, Asst. City Manager

 

 

STAFF SOURCE:

Nick Marks Reyna, Director

Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:  On August 19, 2002 Council approved a contract with Washington’s Birthday Celebration Museum of Laredo, Texas, to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Museum located at 900 Zaragoza Street.

 

 

BACKGROUND:              

 

Washington’s Birthday Celebration Museum opened on February 14, 2001, as the primary venue to exhibit costumes, photographs and other paraphernalia commemorating the celebration. Since October 2002, the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau has been operating the Museum which also functions as an information center for the City of Laredo.

 

The Museum has been operating with LCVB contractual staff and will be reimbursed for payroll costs by the WBC Museum.

 

The 1.5 FTEs will work 2080 and 1040 hours respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

 

WBCM will reimburse LCVB on a monthly basis for management and operation expenses of the Museum.

 

Expense will be in 250-5323 division.

                                                                              

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: 

Staff recommends approval of this action.

 

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE  2003-O-023

 

PUBLIC HEARING AND INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO AMEND THE CITY OF LAREDO’S FULL TIME EQUIVALENT POSITIONS BY ADDING 1.5 FULL TIME CLERK POSITIONS FOR THE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY CELBRATION MUSEUM OPERATION.

 

WHEREAS, on August 19, 2002, the Laredo City Council approved a contract with Washington’s Birthday Celebration Museum of Laredo, Texas, to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Museum located at 900 Zaragoza Street; and,

 

WHEREAS, Washington’s Birthday Celebration Museum opened on February 14, 2001, as the primary venue to exhibit costumes, photographs and other paraphernalia commemorating the celebration; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City of Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau has been operating the Museum which also functions as an information center for the City of Laredo;

 

WHEREAS, the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Museum will reimburse the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau for management and operation expenses;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:            The City Manager is authorized to amend the City of Laredo’s full time equivalent positions by adding 1.5  full-time clerk positions for the purposes of  operating  Washington’s Birthday Celebration Museum.

 

 

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR

 

ON THIS __________ DAY OF ___________________, 2003.

 

 

 

 

_______________________

Elizabeth G. Flores

Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________

GUSTAVO GUEVAR, JR.

CITY SECRETARY    

                                                               

 

_______________________

JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY