City of Laredo

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Written notice is hereby given of meetings to be held during

 

2005 Annual Washington trip

 

Written notice is hereby given that the City of Laredo Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores and City Council Member John C. Galo, Council Member Hector Garcia, Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr, Council Member Gene Belmares, and Council Member Johnny Rendon will travel to Washington, D.C., on March 20, 2005, and return on March 24, 2005.

 

Dates of meetings: March 21, 2005 March 23, 2005

Time of meetings: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., at such times that the schedules of the various officials allow.

Place: Washington, D.C.

 

They plan to meet with the following:

 

U.S. Congress

The office of U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-TX

The office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn, R-TX

The office of U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, TX28th

The office of U.S. Representative Henry Bonilla, TX-23rd

The office of U.S. Representative Luis G. Fortuno, PR

The office of U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, TX30th

The office of U.S. Representative Tom Delay, TX22nd

The office of U.S. Representative Solomon Ortiz, TX27th

The office of U.S. Representative Al Green, TX-9th

The office of U.S. Representative Silvestre Reyes, TX-16th

The office of U.S. Representative Michael T. McCaul, TX-10th

The office of U.S. Representative Ted Poe, TX-2nd

The office of U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, TX-1st

The office of U.S. Representative Kenny Marchant, TX-24th

U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

 

U.S. Government Agencies

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of Environmental Policy

Department of Justice, COPS Office

National Recreation and Parks Assn.

Department of Commerce

Department of Health & Human Services

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Housing & Urban Development

Department of the Interior

Department of State

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Justice

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Railroad Administration

Federal Transit Administration

General Services Administration

White House

 

Other Agencies

American Bus Association

American Public Transportation Association

Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Center: Disease Control & Prevention

Federal Real Property Association

National Institute of Health, Office of Minority Health

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Sister Cities International

U.S. Conference of Mayors

 

List of issues:

        Fifth Bridge Presidential Permit Approval & Federal Agency Staffing

        Hazardous Materials Crossing at World Trade Bridge

        Opposition of Presidential Permit requirement regarding improvements to International bridges

        Separation of local and federal financial responsibility regarding Border Facilities

        U.S. Visit Program

        Community Development Block Grant Program

        Laredo International Fire and Law Enforcement Training Facility (LIFLET) Marketing and Training Funds

        EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) 2012 Fire Training Funds

        Environmental Justice Through Pollution Prevention Grant

        Environmental Education Funding

        Conservation Easements and Habitat Restoration Projects

        Brownfields Funding Grants

        Public Health Infrastructure Support

        Revision of Categorical Funding for Women, Infants, and Children Program

        Institutionalization of the Bienestar Program

        Adequate Funding of Title V Program

        Funding of Homeland Security Initiatives Related to Bioterrorism

        Support of Public Health Services

        Federal Agreement Between U.S/Mexico for Transfer of Public Health and Epidemiological Medical Supplies

        Environmental Health Care Support

        Federally Designated U.S/Mexico Border Region with Dedicated Funds

        Smoke-Free Environment

        Funding First Responders

        Funding of Local Community Oriented Policing Program

        Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters Program

        Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program Qualified Census Tracts

        River Trails Project Funding

        Chacon Creek Master Plan Funding

        Laredo Riverbend Ecosystem Restoration Project Funding

        Plaza Theatre Renovation Funding

        Acquisition in support of Airport Runway Protection Zone, airport development & growth

        Phase 2 Construction of the Airport Northeast Cargo Apron

        Airport Runway 17L Extension and Installation of Instrument Landing System

        Rehabilitate General Aviation Apron: Phase II

        Mexican Customs at the Laredo International Airport

        Transportation Bill Reauthorization

        Fair Allocation of Fuel Taxes

        Funding Program to Address Neighborhood Rail Conflicts

        Texas Mexican Railway Company Operational Improvements

        Railroad Noise Abatement Program

        Federal Inspection of Rail lines

        High Intensity Incentive Tier Reauthorization of Transportation Bill

        Transition Period for Withdrawal of Federal Transit Operating Assistance at new population mark

        Funding for a new El Metro Maintenance and Operations Facility

 

Meeting Details:

 

March 21, 2005

10:00 a.m. Office of U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar

United States House of Representatives

1404 Longworth HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

11:30 a.m. Office of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

United States Senate

284 Russell Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

 

1:00 p.m. Office of Representative Henry Bonilla

United States House of Representatives

2458 Rayburn HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

3:00 p.m. Office of Senator John Cornyn

United States Senate

517 Hart Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Briefing Meetings:


March 21, & 22, 2005

Capitol Hilton Hotel

Statler A Room

1001 16th St., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036

8:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

 

March 23, 2005

Capitol Hilton Hotel

Statler A Room

1001 16th St., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036

8:00 a.m.

 

All meetings are subject to change depending upon the schedule of Washington, D.C. officials. Please contact the Public Information Office at (956) 791-7391 to obtain information regarding schedule changes. In addition to the above meetings, a social event has been scheduled:

 

March 23, 2005

Laredo Day Reception

Capitol Hilton Hotel

1001 16th St., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

This notice was posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 5:00 p.m. at the municipal government offices located at 1110 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to the public at all times.

 

 

 

________________________

Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

City Secretary