CITY OF LAREDO

ANNUAL BUDGET WORKSHOP

A-2006-W-005

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 7, 8, & 9, 2006

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; however, there may be occasion when the order of discussion may be changed by the City Council. Under review will be the number of employees in each Department, their classifications, positions, salaries and 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, land acquisitions, contracted services, equipment, capital improvements, and other charges and matters necessary to the functioning of each department in the accomplishment of its goals and objectives.

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

II.                  ROLL CALL

 

III.                PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

IV.               COMMUNICATIONS

 

V.                 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 ANNUAL BUDGET.

           

A.                 Introduction of the budget by City Manager Larry Dovalina, including budget process, vision and goals.

 

B.                 Ad-valorem tax rate and financial prognosis.

 

C.                Personnel issues, including proposed employee pay plan and employee health and benefits plan.

 

D.                Proposed General Fund highlights.

 

E.                 Bridge Department  funding and operations.

 

F.                 Engineering Department funding and operations.

 

G.                Parks & Recreation Department funding and operations.

 

H.                 Public Works Department funding and operations.

 

I.                     Traffic Department funding and operations.

 

J.                  Solid Waste Services Department funding and operations.

 

K.                 Fire Department funding and operations.

 

L.                  Police Department funding and operations.

 

M.                Transit/El Metro funding and operations.

 

N.                 Utilities Department funding and operations.

 

O.                Health Department funding and operations.

 

P.                 Funding and operations of the Mayor and City Council, City Manager’s Department, Building Department, City Attorney’s Department, City Secretary’s Department, Community Development Department,  Laredo Public Library, Municipal Court Department, Information Technology and Support Services Department, Convention and Visitors Bureau Department, Airport Department, Communications and Administrative Support Services Department, Environmental Services Department, Finance Department and Planning Department.

 

VI.               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.

 

VII.             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 Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary