CITY OF LAREDO

ANNUAL BUDGET WORKSHOP

A-2002-W-006

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 14, 2002

5:30 P.M.

DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aid or services, are requested to contact Gustavo Guevara, City Secretary at (956) 791-7308 at least two working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.The accessible entrance and accessible parking spaces are located at City Hall, 1100 Victoria Ave.

 

Out of Consideration for all attendees of the City Council meetings, please turn off all cellular phones and pagers, or place on inaudible signal.Thank you for your consideration.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

 

During this budget workshop, the budgets of each of the Departments of the City of Laredo, as hereinafter listed, will be discussed.In these discussions will be included the matter of the number of employees in each Department, their classifications and positions, their salaries and the benefits of employment such as health and life insurance, retirement benefits licensing and continuing education; also there will be discussed the matter of supplies and materials acquisitions, land acquisitions, capital improvements, equipment and tools acquisitions, and matters necessary to the functioning of each department in the accomplishment of its assigned goals and objectives.

 

 

I.††††††††† CALL TO ORDER

 

II.†††††††† ROLL CALL

 

III.††††††† DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2002-2003 ANNUAL BUDGET.

A.     Introduction to budget by City Manager Larry Dovalina, including budget process, vision and goals, update of current bond projects, and proposed new personnel.

B.     Ad-valorem tax rate

C.    Debt service review, including update of debt service indebtedness.

D.    Personnel issues, including presentation of proposed employee pay plan and proposed employee health and benefits plan.

E.     Proposed General Fund revenues and expenditures.

F.     Proposed FY 2003-2007 Capital Improvements Program.

G.    Traffic Department operations.

H.     Parks and Recreation Department operations, including Cemetery operations, Veteranís Field operations, Civic Center operations, and Mercado operations.

I.         Airport Department operations.

J.      Bridge Department operations.

K.     Public Works Department operations, including Landfill operations and Fleet Management operations.

L.      Fire Department operations, including Fire Prevention & Suppression, EMS & Ambulance Service, and Laredo International Fire and Law Enforcement Training Facility.

M.    Health Department operations.

N.     Library Department operations.

O.    Engineering Department operations and status of construction projects

P.     Laredo Metro, Inc., operations and capital improvements.

Q.    Utilities Department operations, including status of water and wastewater capital improvements.

R.     Third Party Agency requests for funding.

 

S.     Police Department operations.

 

IV.†††††† MOTION
 
A.††††††† Motion to set a public hearing on the proposed tax rate of $_____ with a Maintenance and Operation rate of$____/$100 value and an Interest in Sinking Fund rate of $_____/$100 value, to take place on September 3, 2002, at 5:30 p.m. City of Laredo Council Chambers, 1110 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas.
 
V.††††††† EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The City Council hereby reserves the right to go into executive session at any time during this public meeting, if such is requested by the City Attorney or other legal counsel for the City, pursuant to his or her duty under Section 551.071(2) of the Government Code, to consult privately with his or her client on an item on the agenda, or on a matter arising out of such item.

 
VI.†††††† ADJOURNMENT

 

This notice was posted at the Municipal Government Offices, 1110 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on Friday, August 9, 2002 at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Secretary