CITY OF LAREDO
ANNUAL BUDGET WORKSHOP
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1110 HOUSTON STREET
LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
AUGUST 13, 14 & 15, 2007
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
V. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 ANNUAL BUDGET:
A. Introduction of the budget by City Manager Carlos Villarreal, including budget process, vision and goals.
B. Update on One Stop Shop.
C. Update on CIP, Current Bond Projects & Proposed Bond Projects.
D. Proposed Re-Organization Plan by Mr. Ted Benavides, Waters Consultant Group.
E. Proposed General Fund highlights.
F. Bridge Department funding and operations.
G. Engineering Department funding and operations.
H. Parks & Recreation Department funding and operations.
I. Public Works Department funding and operations.
J. Traffic Department funding and operations.
K. Solid Waste Services Department funding and operations.
L. Fire Department funding and operations.
M. Airport Department funding and operations.
N. Police Department funding and operations.
O. Health Department funding and operations.
P. Utilities Department funding and operations.
Q. Transit/El Metro funding and operations.
R. Funding and operations of the Mayor and City Council, City Managerís Department, Building Department, City Attorneyís Department, City Secretaryís Department, Community Development Department,† Laredo Public Library, Municipal Court Department, Information Technology and Support Services Department, Convention and Visitors Bureau Department, Environmental Services Department, Finance Department,† Planning Department Human Resources Department, Tax Department, Budget Department, Communications and Administrative Support Services, and Third Party Funding.
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.
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 10, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gustavo Guevara, Jr.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Secretary