CITY OF LAREDO
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
July 14, 2008
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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.
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CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
Citizens are required to
fill out a witness card and identify themselves at the microphone. Comments should be relevant to City
business and delivered in a professional manner. No derogatory remarks will be
permitted. There is a time limit of
three minutes per speaker.
1. Amending the City of Laredo Code
of Ordinances, Chapter 2-Administration, Article I- in General, Section 2-5
City Council Meetings, subsection (b) & (d) by providing that City
Council may extend the meeting times of regular and special meetings,
workshops and training sessions by a maximum of two (2) extensions of fifteen
(15) minutes each; authorizing the city council to adopt the agenda format
for regular meetings by resolution; providing for severability, repeal all
laws in conflict, and providing for an effective date.
2008-R-079 Expressing support and granting
ratification of the City of Laredo’s
application, to the Texas Department of Transportation Highway Safety
Improvement Program (HSIP), which seeks funding to achieve a significant
reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public
roads. Program funds are eligible to cover 90 percent of total project
costs. The remaining 10 percent of project costs must be covered by state or
local participation. The total estimated cost of the project is
$2,400,000.00 with a local match of $240,000.00.
Consideration for approval to authorize the City Manager to select a
general contractor Leyendecker Construction, Laredo,
Texas, based on the best value proposal
received for the City of Laredo
Health Department Dental Clinic – Windows and
Plumbing Project and approval to award a contract in the bid amount of
$327,300.00. Contract time is thirty
(30) calendar days after notice to proceed is issued. Funding
is available in the UTHSC Dental School Grant.
GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND
Request by Mayor Raul G. Salinas
with possible action on establishing a promotional team to promote the Dos Laredos on both sides of the border.
Request by Council
Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr.
with possible action on allocating District VII discretionary funds for park improvements.
with possible action on installing street humps in District VII.
with possible action regarding the Police Department’s strategic plan to
address prostitution and drug activity city wide.
Council Member Cynthia Liendo Espinoza
report on the request for a name change of Matamoros Street to Mariano Matamoros Street, with possible
Discussion regarding rail traffic, rail infrastructure, rail crossings,
as well as the location of the proposed new rail bridge (s) across the Rio
Grande River at or near the City of Laredo, with possible action.
Discussion and setting of dates for legislative trip(s) to Austin, Texas
in preparation of the 81st Texas Legislative Session to discuss
legislative priorities and funding requests with our legislative delegation
and state agencies relative to the City’s Legislative Agenda with possible
Staff report by Mr. Roberto Murillo, Traffic Division Manager,
regarding lighting in the downtown area.
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 Thursday,
July 10, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.
Gustavo Guevara, Jr.