CITY OF LAREDO COUNCIL MEETING
                                 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                                  1110 HOUSTON STREET
                                     LAREDO, TEXAS
                                       5:30 P.M.

                                        AGENDA

       A97-R-21                                                        JULY 7, 1997


   I.  CALL TO ORDER
  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 III.  ROLL CALL
  IV.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES


       2.  Approving an assignment from Aero Center, Inc. to the Laredo National Bank
           of that airport lease agreement for hanger #142, buildings #144, #147, and
           #148 approved by Ordinance No. 94-O-001 dated January 3, 1994 and
           authorizing the City Manager to execute said Consent of Assignment.

       3.  Approving an assignment from Aero Center, Inc. to the International Bank of
           Commerce and Sanchez-O'Brien Oil and Gas Corporation, a joint venture, of
           that lease agreement for an approximate 1.001 acre tract of improved land
           approved by Ordinance No. 95-O-154 dated August 7, 1995, and authorizing
           the City Manager to execute said Consent of Assignment.

       4.  Authorizing the City of Laredo City council to accept the assignment of a
           leased contract issued to Panorama Broadcasting for the use of an area of
           land for the construction of a television station tower and authorizing the
           City Manager to take such steps as are necessary to execute the document to
           finalize the transaction.

       5.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute Quitclaim Deeds, to the following
           seven grantors, the City of Laredo's interest to the Mineral Rights
           acquired through the conveyance of seven tracts of additional right-of-way
           for the Mines Road Widening Project. Said seven tracts being Parcel Nos.
           29, 42, 43, 53, 54, 55, and 57; being situated in Webb County, Texas, and
           providing for an effective date.

           PARCEL 29 (Santos Costilla and San Juanita Costilla, original grantors as
           per warranty deed to the City of Laredo, recorded in volume 48, Pages 023-
           024, real property records, Webb County, Texas). A 1.1006 acre tract being
           out of Porcion 10, Tomas Sanchez, original grantee, Abstract 280, also
           being out of a 10.0 acre tract of land (Tract 2) unrecorded 172.90 acre
           tract subdivision, Webb County, Texas as conveyed by deed from Jack E.
           Blanco to Santos Costilla and San Juanita Costilla as recorded in volume
           13, pages 747 and 748, real property records, Webb County, Texas.

           PARCEL 42 (Venola Sanchez, Original Grantor, as per warranty deed to the
           City of Laredo, recorded in volume 23, pages 233-234, real property records
           Webb County, Texas) - A 1.0080 acre tract being out of Porcion 10, Tomas
           Sanchez, Original Grantee, Abstract 280, also being out of a 4.4292 acre
           tract (Tract 1) as conveyed by deed from Rodolfo Salinas, Jr., to Venola
           Sanchez as recorded in volume 517, pages 259-265, deed records, Webb
           County, Texas.

           PARCEL 43 (Ernestina B. Wolter, Original Grantor as per warranty deed to
           the City of Laredo, recorded in volume 21, pages 771-772, real property
           records, Webb County, Texas) - A 1.5225 acre tract being out of Porcion 10,
           Tomas Sanchez, Original Grantee, Abstract 280, also being out of a 5.3614
           acre tract (Tract 14) as conveyed by deed from Fernando Babiak and wife,
           Elva Rosa Babiak to Ernestina B. Wolter as recorded in volume 572, Pages
           97-101, deed records, Webb County, Texas.

           PARCEL 53 (Elias Herrera and wife, Olga F. Herrera, Original Grantors as
           per warranty deed to the City of Laredo, recorded in volume 160, pages 122-
           123, real property records, Webb County, Texas). A 1.3167 acre tract being
           out of Porcion 10, Tomas Sanchez, Original Grantee, Abstract 280, also
           being out of a 6.4119 acre tract (Tract 30) as conveyed by deed from
           Rodolfo Salinas, Jr., to Elias Herrera and Olga P. Herrera as recorded in
           volume 517, pages 410-417, deed records, Webb County, Texas.

           PARCEL 54 (C.C.M. Financial Inc., Original Grantor as per warranty deed to
           the City of Laredo, recorded in volume 73, page 881, real property records,
           Webb County, Texas). An 1.3186 acre tract being out of Porcion 10, Tomas
           Sanchez, Original Grantee, Abstract 280, also being out of a 6.6788 acre
           tract (Tract 31) as conveyed by deed from Edward M. Pina, a single man to
           Carlos Nelli Marsicano, et al, as recorded in volume 1341, pages 5-8, deed
           records of Webb County, Texas.

           PARCEL 55 (Agustin Meza, Jr., and wife, Vilma Meza, Original Grantors as
           per warranty deed to the City of Laredo, recorded in volume 22, page 175,
           real property records, Webb County, Texas).  Am 1.3186 acre tract being out
           of Porcion 10, Tomas Sanchez, Original Grantee, Abstract 2280, also being
           out of a 7.2909 acre tract (Tract 32) as conveyed by deed from Rodolofo
           Salinas, Jr. to Mr. Agustin Meza Jr., and Vilma S. Meza as recorded in
           volume 517, Pages 426-433, deed records, Webb County, Texas.

           PARCEL 57 (Carlos Casiano, Jr., David Casiano, Ramon Casiano, Demetrios
           Casiano, Tomas Casiano, Daniel Casiano, Raquel Casiano Elliott, Guadlupe
           Casiano Calvitt, Reynaldo Mireles and Manuel Mireles, individually, and as
           independent executor, Original Grantors as per warranty deed recorded i
           Volume 100, Page 424, Real Property Records, Webb County, Texas) - A2.8669
           of an acre tract being out of Porcion 10, Tomas Sanchez , Original Grantee,
           Abstract 280, also being out of a 5.1272 acre tract (Tract 69) as conveyed
           by deed from Rodlolfo Salinas, Jr., to Carlos Casiano and wife, Julia
           Casiao, as recorded in volume 589, pages 7-3-605, deed records, Webb
           County, Texas.

       6.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to revert a
           tract of land containing 20,380.31 square feet, more or less, out of the
           Mines Road (FM 1472) R.O.W. to its original owner, but retaining it as a
           Drainage & Utility Easement. Said tract of land being out of a 5.9755 acre
           tract of land situated in parts of Porcion Nos. 17 and 18, Webb County,
           Texas, and being generally described below and more particularly described
           by metes and bounds and providing for an effective date.

       7.  Amending Ordinance No. 95-O-299 by changing Exhibit A; thereby authorizing
           the City Manager to execute database access agreements with any requestor
           of online access to inspect city property tax records database via computer
           modem; contract term to change so all will end on September 30, 2002 and
           the annual maintenance, processing, programming, and data manipulation fee
           will be eliminated; a one time equipment fee is required for the cost of
           the equipment; providing for an effective date.

       8.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a ground lease with Alderete
           Communications, Inc., a Texas Corporation, for the erection, maintenance,
           and operation of a skeletal steel guyed communications tower and associated
           equipment building located at the Jefferson Street Water Complex.
           1. Lease term will be fifteen (15) years commencing August XX, 1997 and
              ending August XX, 2011 (Date will be determined after second reading of
              this ordinance).
           2. Rent will be payable in advance; first year's rent is $8,676.00, and
              adjusted annually according to changes in the consumer price index.

   V.  FINAL READINGS

       9. 97-O-119  Ordinance amending the zoning ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning the west 46.3 feet of Lot 3, Block 1059,
                    Eastern Division, located at 1915 Norton Street from R-3 (Mixed
                    Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District);
                    providing for publication and effective date.

      10. 97-O-129  Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary
                    documents to effectively convey the "Surface Only" of Lot 2, Block
                    2165-A, Eastern Division, as per replat recorded in Volume 16,
                    Page 93, of the Webb County Plat Records, City of Laredo, County
                    of Webb, Texas, also known to be located on the 2400 block of Diaz
                    Street to Jesus Javier Martinez and providing for an effective
                    date.  Said property is being sold to the highest bidder as
                    accepted by City Council pursuant to public sale of this property
                    on May 28, 1997.  (City Council)

      11. 97-O-130  Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary
                    documents to effectively convey fee simple title to Cesar J.
                    Cabello and Amparo A.  Cabello for the sale of the "Surface Only"
                    of a 0.3543 of an acre (15,433.46 square feet) tract of land being
                    out of and a part of the former Martin Avenue between Laredo and
                    Guadalupe Streets, also known as the 1200 block of Martin Avenue
                    and providing for effective date.  Said property being sold to the
                    highest bidder as accepted by City Council pursuant to public sale
                    of this property on May 28, 1997.    (City Council)

      12. 97-O-131  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning Lots 30 and 31, Block 12, Las Americas
                    Subdivision, Unit II, located at 2018 and 2020 Durango Avenue,
                    from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family
                    District); providing for an effective date and publication.
                    (Jose R. Perez Jr.)

      13. 97-O-132  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning 15.57 acres, as further described by metes and
                    bounds, located southwest of the intersection of Santa Barbara
                    Street and Avenida Los Presidentes, from R-1 (Single Family
                    Residential District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area
                    District); providing for an effective date and publication.
                    (Jose R. Perez, Jr.)

      14. 97-O-133  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning 10.670 acres, as further described by metes and
                    bounds, located west of the Bob Bullock Loop and directly north of
                    the Laredo International Airport from R-1 (Single Family
                    Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District);
                    providing for an effective date and publication.  (Louis H. Bruni)

      15. 97-O-134  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning 108.4 acres, as further described by metes and
                    bounds, located east of the Bob Bullock Loop and directly north of
                    Lake Casa Blanca,  from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1 (Single
                    Family Residential District); providing for an effective date and
                    publication.  (Louis H. Bruni)

      16. 97-O-135  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning 67.7 acres as further described by metes and
                    bounds, located west of McPherson Road, north of the Bob Bullock
                    Loop from AG (Agricultural District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing
                    District); providing for an effective date and publication.
                    (Joe A. Guerra)

      17. 97-O-136  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning Lot 10, Block 864, Western Division, located at
                    1518 Burnside Street from B-1 (Limited Business District) to R-3
                    (Mixed Residential District); providing for an effective date and
                    publication.  (Jose R. Perez, Jr.)

      18. 97-O-137  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by revoking a Special Use Permit for a manufactured housing
                    park, Ordinance No. 93-O-200 on 21.5921 acres out of Porcion 19,
                    Abstract 591, as further described by metes and bounds located
                    west of FM 1472, across from the old municipal airport; providing
                    for an effective date and publication.  (Louis H. Bruni)

      19. 97-O-138  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning 21.5921 acres out of Porcion 19, Abstract 591,
                    as further described by metes and bounds located west of FM 1472,
                    across from the old municipal airport, from M-1 (Light
                    Manufacturing District) to R-1 (Single Family Residential
                    District); providing for an effective date and publication.
                    (Louis H.  Bruni)

      20. 97-O-139  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning Lot 8 and the north 1/2 of Lot 6, Block 485,
                    Western Division, located at 309 Park Street from B-1 (Limited
                    Business District) to R-O (Residential/Office District); providing
                    for an effective date and publication. (Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo)

      21. 97-O-140  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning Lot 1A Block 681, Western Division, located at
                    2302 Iturbide Street from R-2 (Multi-Family District) to R-O
                    (Residential/Office District); providing for an effective date and
                    publication.  (Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo)

      22. 97-O-141  Ordinance amending Section 24-82.4.1 of the Laredo Land
                    Development Code relating to permitted dimensions of on-premises
                    free-standing signs; restricting large scale, on premise, signage
                    to Federal and State Highways in B-4, M-1, and M-2 Districts;
                    deleting provisions requiring all one face signs must be situated
                    at least 150 feet from the nearest Residential District and all
                    two face signs must be situated at least 350 feet from the nearest
                    Residential District; providing for publication and effective
                    date. (Jose A. Guerra)

      23. 97-O-142  Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 budget in the
                    amount of $20,479.00 for additional salary and fringe benefit
                    costs for six task force investigators in the Multi-Agency
                    Financial Disruption Task Force awarded by the Office of National
                    Drug Control Policy for the period of July 1, 1996 and ending June
                    30, 1997; providing for publication and effective date.  (Jose A.
                    Guerra) 24. 97-O-143  Ordinance amending City of Laredo's 1996-
                    1997 budget in the amount of $1,082,467.00. Of this amount,
                    $711,562.00 is grant funds, with the City designating $370,905.00
                    in matching funds for a grant from the Criminal Justice Division
                    for Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force for the period of June 1,
                    1997 through May 31, 1998 and authorizing the City Manager to sign
                    any and all documents pertaining to this grant application;
                    providing for publication and effective date.
                    (Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo)

      25. 97-O-144  Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1996-97 annual budget in
                    the amount of $325,000.00, for a grant awarded by the Texas Water
                    Development Board to develop a Flood Protection Plan for the
                    Chacon Watershed; the composition of the $325,000.00, is
                    $260,000.00 from the Texas Water Development Board, $42,500.00
                    Webb County, ($17,500.00 cash and $25,000.00 in-kind), $5,000.00
                    from Webb County Drainage District No. 1 and $17,500 from the City
                    of Laredo. The city will provide $25,000.00 in in-kind services.
                    (City Council)

      26. 97-O-145  Ordinance approving an amendment to the budget in the amount of
                    $24,000.00, for the Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Breast and
                    Cervical Cancer Control Project (BCCCP), of the City of Laredo
                    Health Department for the period beginning July 1, 1996, through
                    June 30, 1997. (Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo)

      27. 97-O-146  Ordinance establishing new parking meter zone boundaries,
                    prescribing parking meter rates and parking meter time limits,
                    removal of parking meters in some areas, repealing all conflicting
                    ordinances, and providing for publication and effective date.
                    (Jose R.  Perez Jr.)

      28. 97-O-147  Amending Ord. No. 86-O-226 and Article VIII, Stopping, Standing or
                    Parking of Chapter 19, Motor Vehicles and Traffic Division 3,
                    Violations, Penalties, Section 19-355 of the Code of Ordinances
                    amending minimum penalties for violations of Article VIII of
                    Chapter 19 of the Code of Ordinances, providing for publication
                    and effective date. (Joe A.  Guerra)

      29. 97-O-148  Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 88-O-006, as amended by Ordinance
                    No. 89-O-131 which established fares for fixed route transit
                    service and for EL METRO ID cards.
                    A. The base adult fare will increase from sixty cents ($0.60) to
                       seventy-five cents ($0.75).
                    B. The fare for children of ages 5 to 11 will remain unchanged at
                       25 cents ($0.25)
                    C. The fare for children under 5 years of age will continue to be
                       free of charge.
                    D. The fare for students will remain the same at thirty-five cents
                       ($0.35).  E. During peak hours on Monday through Friday (except
                       holidays), the peak fare for seniors and persons with
                       disabilities will remain the same at ten cents ($0.10).  F.
                    During off-peak hours, and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the
                       fare for seniors and persons with disabilities, and possessing
                       a valid ID card will remain the same at zero cents ($0.0).
                    G. The fare for express route service will increase from sixty
                       cents ($0.60) to one dollar ($1.00).
                    H. The charge for an initial or replacement EL METRO ID card will
                       remain unchanged at $2.00
                    I. An initial EL LIFT ID card will continue to be free of charge.
                    J. The charge for a replacement EL LIFT ID card will continue to
                       be $2.00.
                    The ordinance provides for publication and an October 1, 1997
                    effective date.
                    (As Amended) (Jose R. Perez, Jr.)

      30. 97-O-149  Ordinance authorizing the adoption of the following rate for
                    paratransit Transportation Service on the EL LIFT System.
                      *The fare for a one-way trip shall be $1.00
                    This ordinance provides for publication and an October 1, 1997
                    effective date.   (AS Amended) (Jose R.  Perez, Jr.)

      31. 97-O-150  Ordinance continuing the City of Laredo's Juvenile Curfew
                    Ordinance No. 94-O-142 as amended by Ordinance No. 96-O-030 for an
                    additional three (3) years starting July 18, 1997 until July 18,
                    2000 in accordance with 370.002 of the Texas Local Government
                    Code; providing for severability; providing for an effective date
                    and publication.  (Jose R.  Perez, Jr.)

  VI.  RESOLUTIONS

      32. 97-R-066  Resolution accepting a grant from the Texas Natural Resource and
                    Conservation (TNRCC) in the amount of $25,000.00, to continue the
                    operation of a continuous air monitoring station (CAMS) by the
                    City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning
                    September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998.

      33. 97-R-067  Resolution accepting a grant from the University of Texas Health
                    Science Center at San Antonio in the amount of $5,250.00 for the
                    Education and Training Program of the City of Laredo Health
                    Department for the period beginning February 1, 1997, through
                    September 28, 1997.

      34. 97-R-068  Resolution supporting efforts to improve air service at Laredo
                    International Airport.
                    (NOTE: Action must first be initiated on item #67, prior to the
                    passage of this Resolution.

      35. 97-R-069  Accepting the donation of three parcels of land as Dedications of
                    Right-of-Way for the extension of International Boulevard, from
                    the following owners: Mr.  Gerardo G. Salina - 0.5246 of an acre,
                    Mr.  Leopoldo G. Benavides - 2.2903 acres, and Mr. Leopoldo Flores
                    - 0.6108 of an acre.  Said parcels being situated between the West
                    Meadowlands Subdivision in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas
                    and more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows:
                    PARCEL 1 - Gerardo G. Salinas - Being 0.5246 acres of land, more
                    or less, out of porcion 23, Abstract 283, Leonardo Sanchez,
                    Original Grantee, and being part of a 22.15 acre tract conveyed to
                    Gerardo G. Salinas by Juanita A. Linares on 08-April-1991, as per
                    Volume 1478, Page 307, real property records of Webb County,
                    Texas.
                    PARCEL 2 - Leopoldo G. Benavides - Being .2903 acres of land, more
                    or less, out of Porcion 23, Abstract 283, Leonardo Sanchez,
                    Original Grantee, and being part of a 17.38 acre tract conveyed to
                    Leopoldo G. Benavides by Francis  M.  Hanson, et al on 11-May-
                    1990, as per volume 143, page 425, and a 21.5747 acre tract
                    conveyed to Leopoldo G. Benavides by Leopoldo Salinas et ux on 01-
                    January-1991, as per volume 1463, Page 149, both being out of the
                    real property records of Webb County, Texas.
                    PARCEL 3 - Leopoldo Flores - Being 0.6108 acres of land, more or
                    less, out of Porcion 23, Abstract 283, Leonardo Sanchez, Original
                    Grantee, and Porcion 24, Abstract 268, Toribio Rodriguez, Original
                    Grantee, and being part of a 8.5013 acre tract conveyed to
                    Leopoldo Flores by Agapita S. Flores on 08-May-1979, as per volume
                    584, page 303, deed records of Webb County, Texas.

      36. 97-R-070  A resolution to modify and update the procedural rules on
                    Resolution 92-R-132 to better reflect the duties of the Planning
                    and Zoning Commission in their role as the Impact Fee Advisory
                    Committee to the City Council.

      37. 97-R-071  Expressing the City's official intent to reimburse costs of
                    International Bridge System improvements specifically, costs in
                    connection with the design, planning, and surveying of the Laredo
                    N.W.  International bridge (Fourth Bridge).  (Note: Item #'s 50
                    and 69 should also be addressed at this time.)

      38. 97-R-073  Authorizing the City of Laredo City Council to accept assignment
                    of the concession contract of the Laredo Civic Center from Alfredo
                    R. Gutierrez to J&H Concessions; and authorizing the City Manager
                    to execute all necessary documents to complete this transaction.
 VII.  MOTIONS


      39. Refund of property taxes in various amounts to the following individuals or
          companies:
          a. Love Imports in the amount of $946.27, as a result of a clerical error,
          b. Texas Auto Service in the amount of $739.54, as a result of a clerical
             error,
          c. Dynair CFE Services in the amount of $1,932.92, as a result of a value
             not depreciated,
          d. HEB Grocery Company in the amount of $1,251.44, as a result of a double
             payment.

      40. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Local Law
          Enforcement Block Grant Program in the amount of $249,981.00, for second
          year funding of this grant for the period of October 1, 1997, through
          September 30, 1998. These monies will be used to pay for the salaries,
          fringe benefits, equipment, etc., of four officers.

      41. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids for
          the following:
          a) telephone equipment - Public Library
          A tentative bid award is scheduled for August 18, 1997.

      42. Approval of the construction plans and specifications and authorization to
          advertise for bids for the construction of a 60 million gallon per day
          intake structure at the Jefferson Street Water Treatment Plant as per the
          Texas Water Development Board Requirements. Tentative award is scheduled for
          September 1, 1997.

      43. Approval of the construction plans and specifications and authorization to
          advertise for bids for the construction of 68 accessible ramps at 17
          intersections at San Agustin Plaza, Bruni Plaza and Saint Peters Plaza and
          related access routes to Jarvis Plaza in compliance with the Americans with
          Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Tentative award is scheduled for August
          18, 1997.

      44. Award of a four month office supply contract to the LOW BIDDER, Executive
          Office Supply, Laredo, Texas, for providing general office supplies for all
          City Departments. This contract is based on lowest bid submitted for forty-
          three general office supply items most commonly used by all City
          Departments.  A percentage discount will also be offered from the vendor's
          current catalog for general office supplies not listed on the city's bid
          list. Items will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Contract pricing is 2%
          less than the previous contract amount. A total of 5 bids were received.

      45. Award of an annual service contract to the LOW BIDDER, Lawn Masters, Laredo,
          Texas, in the amount of $104,314.00, for providing ground maintenance
          services for the Utilities Department, the Bridge System, and the Parks
          Department. The contract includes cutting cycles at all three International
          Bridge locations, the water plants, booster station, the wastewater
          treatment plants, storage tank locations, utility easements, and the Clark
          Street median. A total of four bids were received for this service. The
          contract pricing is the same as the previous year. Funding for this contract
          is available in the particular Department's Budget.

      46. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDERS, Consolidated Electrical Distributor,
          Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $11,400.00, for the purchase of forty
          area light fixtures. These will be replacements for the light fixtures
          currently installed at the Market Street Tennis Court. A total of four bids
          were received. Funding is available in the Parks and Recreation Department
          budget.

      47. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDERS, Proforma, Laredo, Texas, in the amount
          of $6,980.00, for the purchase of 2,000 T-shirts, and Mendes Printing,
          Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $3,390.00, for the purchase of 7,000
          activity books. These activity books and T-shirts will be used in
          conjunction with the educational and promotional activities of the Household
          Hazardous Waste Collection Program. A total of nine bids were received for
          the T-shirts, and seven were received for the activity books.  Funding is
          available in N.P.D.E.S. - Hazard Household Waste Collection Program Grant
          Monies.

      48. Award of contract to MZB Video Solutions, Inc., Dallas, Texas, a State of
          Texas Qualified Information System Vendor, in the amount of $13,425.00, for
          the purchase of a replacement character generator for the Public Access
          Division.  This equipment is used to superimpose text and images on screen.
          Staff is recommending purchasing this equipment through the State of Texas -
          Catalogue Purchase Program. Funding is available in the Public Access
          Capital Outlay Budget.

      49. Approval to select Design Group International to provide consulting
          architectural/engineering services for surveys, design and preparations of
          plans and specifications for the Major Rehabilitation of the Market Street
          Tennis Courts Project, one of the 1996-1997 Capital Improvements Projects,
          and authorization for the City Manager to negotiate a fee for professional
          services. Funding is available in the C.D. Market St. Courts Account.

      50. Authorizing the City Manager to negotiate an amendment to the Laredo
          Northwest International Bridge (Fourth Bridge) engineering contract with
          Structural Engineering Associates, Inc. (San Antonio) for an amount of
          approximately $600,000.00.  The current contract for field surveys for the
          bridge head area is $70,450.00. This amendment will provide for the
          professional services required to perform the Bridge design, the Border
          Station Masterplan, and the architectural design of the temporary Federal
          Facilities.  Funding is available in Bridge Fund.

      51. Award of a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, Libcon, Inc., Laredo,
          Texas, in the amount of $304,542.50, for the Paving of International
          Boulevard from Salinas Key Subdivision to the west end of Meadowlands
          Subdivision, approximately 1,800 L.F. Funding is available in the Capital
          Improvement Fund International Boulevard Construction Project. A total of
          two bids were received for this project. Contract time is 150 days.

      52. Award of a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, McLean Construction,
          Inc., Killeen, Texas, in the amount of $261,012.40, for the Alma Pierce
          Elementary School Drainage and the Herradura Rancho Viejo Drainage
          Improvements Projects. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund
          Herradura/Rancho Viejo Drainage Project. A total of two bids were received
          for this project. Contract time is 90 days.

      53. Award of an engineering contract to Foster Engineering Company for an amount
          not to exceed $20,401.95, to provide surveys, design and preparation of
          plans and specifications for the Laredo International Bridge No. 1 Pavement
          Reconstruction at Approaches, Phase I. Funding is available in Bridge System
          Construction Project -Import Lot. Contract time is 60 days.

      54. Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $3,789.00, to the engineering
          contract with Ueckert Engineering, Laredo, Texas, for the Willow/Chacon
          Drainage Improvements for additional design of a culvert and street
          reconstruction at Chacon Street.  Funding is available in the Drainage
          Improvements Willow-Chacon Drainage. Original Contract amount was for
          $5,800.00. This amendment will bring the total to $9,589.00.

      55. Approval of amendment no. 2, an increase of $38,616.25, to the engineering
          contract with Foster Engineering, Laredo, Texas, for additional design work
          for widening on both side of Del Mar Boulevard, drainage and other related
          improvements in conjunction with the widening of Del Mar Boulevard between
          Springfield Avenue and McPherson Road. Funding is available in the Capital
          Improvement Fund Del Mar Boulevard Construction Project. Original Contract
          amount was for $81,500.00. This amendment will bring the total to
          $123,527.25.

      56. Approval of amendment no. 5, an increase of $10,120.00, to the Resident
          Project Representative Services Contract (inspection services) with Hickey
          and Associates, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the New Laredo Airport Passenger
          Terminal in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
          Requirements to provide additional uninterrupted inspection services.
          Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund Inspection Fees.
          Original Contract amount was for $191,744.80. This amendment will bring the
          total to $288,654.80.

      57. Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $3,336.00, to the original
          contract of $42,087.00, to Naismith Engineering, Inc., Laredo and Corpus
          Christi, Texas to conduct risk based assessments of Underground Storage Tank
          sites, in compliance with Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission RG-
          17 rules and regulations, at 4200 Bartlett (LPST ID No. 101133) and 518
          Flightline site 6, (LPST ID No.  101536) and to complete the necessary
          paperwork for Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission reimbursement
          process.  The increase of $3,336.00, which was not anticipated, is due to
          the additional drilling, sampling, and laboratory analysis.  This amendment
          will bring the total to $45,423.00.  Funding is available in Airport Fuel
          Account.

      58. Approval of change order no. 3, a decrease of $41,095.10, as contract
          retainage for the deletion of the Toll Business Management System (TBMS)
          portion of the construction contract with Cubic Toll Systems, Hauppauge, New
          York, and acceptance of the Laredo International Bridge Toll Collection
          System at Bridge No. 1 and Bridge No. 2.  Final construction contract amount
          including this change order is $780,806.90. Funding is available in Bridge
          System Retainage Payable Construction Account.

      59. Approval of change order no. 3, a net decrease of $39,220.60, to the
          construction contract with H.B.  Zachry Company, San Antonio, Texas for the
          New Laredo International Airport Passenger Terminal and Related
          Airside/Landside Improvements Phase B. This change order has an increase of
          $410,311.00, for the installation of new taxiway lights and runway lights,
          and a decrease (credit) of $449,531.60, is for underruns on the runway
          construction. Current construction contract amount is $11,068,510.71.
          Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund.

      60. Approval of amendment no. 9, an increase of $38,000.00, to the
          architectural/engineering (A/E) contract with Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum,
          (HOK) Dallas, Texas, for the Re-design of electrical and lighting system for
          runway 17L/35R at the Laredo International Airport. This work was not in the
          original contract with HOK. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is
          funding approximately 90 percent of the cost to reconstruction runway
          17L/35R and approves of this change order. Funding is available from savings
          in the construction contract with H.B. Zachry, which contract is being
          amended to decrease the contract amount by $39,220.60. Original Contract
          amount was for $1,135,000.00. This amendment will bring the total to
          $2,452,851.85.

      61. Approval of change order no. 1, an increase of $7,155.00, to the Malinche
          Avenue Re-Alignment Street Improvements construction contract with Ramex
          Construction Company, Inc., Houston, Texas, for additional traffic signal
          underground conduits and to lower a 12 inch waterline. Funding is available
          in the Capital Improvement Fund Malinche Re-alingment Project. Original
          contract amount was for $137,702.40.  This amendment will bring the total to
          $144,857.40.

      62. Authorize the sale of surplus heavy equipment through sealed bids. The
          equipment will be sold to the highest bidder exceeding the City's minimum
          price.  The proceeds from this sale will be used to purchase a new dozer
          tractor for use at the City Landfill.  The equipment to be sold include:
                  Description                Minimum Bid
          a) 1985 Caterpillar Chipspreader   $ 35,000.00
          b) 1985 Bros. Reclaimer            $ 30,000.00
          c) 1985 Furakawa Front End Loader  $ 10,000.00
          d) 1989 Case Front Loader          $ 15,000.00
          e) 1988 Caterpiller Backhoe/Loader $ 10,000.00
          f) 1991 Caterpillar Scraper        $150,000.00
          g) 1991 Caterpillar Compactor      $ 30,000.00
          h) 1993 Caterpillar Bulldozer
             Tractor                         $140,000.00
                                             $420,000.00

      63. Approval of specifications to bid EPA certified laboratory services to
          conduct the federally mandated "Information Collection Rule" studies on
          drinking water.

      64. Authorizing the transfer of residual funds from completed projects, in
          various water and wastewater bond issues.

      65. Approval of change order no. 2, an increase of $138,453.00, to the
          construction contract with Lambda Construction Company, New Braunfels,
          Texas, for the replacement of drive cages for sludge thickeners and rack
          arms which were severely damaged by corrosion at the Jefferson Street Water
          Treatment Solids Handling Improvements Project, and to add 90 calendar days
          to the construction contract time. Funding is available in the Waterworks
          System Fund. Original Contract amount was for $2,451,300.00.  This change
          order will bring the total to $2,602,165.00.

VIII.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      66. Request for confirmation of Mr. Tomas Ramirez for appointment to the
          position of Fire Chief with possible Executive Session pursuant to section
          551.074 of the Texas Government Code to discuss said confirmation.

      67. Presentation by Vesta Rea and Associates, airport consultant, regarding
          efforts to improve air service at Laredo International Airport, and
          consideration of a resolution in support of improved air service at Laredo
          International Airport.

      68. Update on the status of the Colonias Facility Plan and financial
          application.

      69. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate with the City of Laredo depository
          bank (NBC Bank of Laredo) an interim credit facility for the payment of
          costs associated with the design, planning, and surveying of the Laredo N.W.
          International Bridge, i.e. Bridge IV.

      70. Presentation on proposed contract with Transworld Systems, Inc., for an
          amount not to exceed $8,800.00, for the purpose of implementing a pilot
          project at the City of Laredo Health Department for debt collection services
          on past due EMS service accounts owed to the City of Laredo.

      71. Request for Executive Session to be conducted pursuant to Section 551.071 of
          the Texas Government Code to discuss pending or contemplated litigation:
          City of Laredo vs. Makro Business International, Inc., Cause No. C-94-00717-
          D3, in the 341st Judicial District Court of Webb County, Texas.

      72. Request for Executive Session to be conducted pursuant to Section 551.071 of
          the Texas Government Code to discuss pending or contemplated litigation
          regarding the investigation of the Fleet Maintenance Division.

7:00   RECESS

  IX.  COMMUNICATIONS

       a. Recognition of employees who have retired from the City of Laredo with 20
          years or more of service for the period of January, 1997 thru June, 1997.
          These individuals are as follows:
          Magdalena Baez        (21 years) Day Care Division, Community Development
                                Department, February 28, 1997.
          Benito A. Bondoc      (26 years) Fleet Maintenance Division, Public Works
                                Department, February 28, 1997.
          Angel O. Cuellar      (20 years) Engineering Department, April 30, 1997.
          Jesus L. De Leon      (20 years) Health Department, February 28, 1997.
          Adolfo Esquivel       (28 years) Police Department, January 31, 1997.
          Francisco Flores      (26 years) Public Works Department, January 31, 1997.
          Jose L. Leal          (24 years) Education and Recreation Department, May
                                31, 1997.
          Francisco R. Martinez (39 years) Police Department January 31, 1997.
          Carlos Mendoza        (25 years) Fleet Maintenance Division, Public Works
                                Department, January 31, 1997.
          Rosalinda Moncivais   (21 years) Day Care Division, Community Development
                                Department, February 28, 1997
          Adriana Salinas       (20 years) Day Care Division, Community Development
                                Department, February 28, 1997.
          Ramon Zamarripa       (27 years) Utilities Department, January 31, 1997.

   X.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

      73. Requests by Mayor and City Councilmembers for discussion and presentation.

    A.  Requests by Mayor Pro Tem Jose R. Perez, Jr.

       1. Presentation regarding the U.S. Conference of Mayor's Annual Meeting in San
          Francisco.

       2. Discussion and possible action to form an Ad Hoc Committee for the Waste
          Management Program.

       3. Requesting a status report on the following projects:
          a. Southgate Pilot Channel
          b. Channel repairs on San Salvador, and
          c. New York/Barrios additional water inlets drainage project.  d.
          Channelization from San Salvador to Pine,
          to include timelines for construction completion.

    B.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. Discussion and possible action on adding the 3500 block of Guerrero, the
          1800 block of Harding and the 2300 block of Canada to the current street
          paving project.

       2. Discussion and possible action on adding the following streets to our street
          recycling project: Hackberry, Post Oak, Cypress, Cactus and Dogwood.

       3. Discussion and possible action on the drainage problem at Clark (Spur 400)
          and Ejido.

       4. Discussion and possible action on instructing staff to provide council with
          a cost estimate on adding brick paver's to the Clark Boulevard median
          between Bartlett and Arkansas.

    C.  Requests by Councilmember Alfonso I. "Poncho" Casso

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the economic evaluation process for
          the Laredo Landfill.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding a presentation by Dr. Trevino
          regarding the Market Street Tennis Courts.

       3. Discussion and possible action regarding the Supreme Court decision that
          struck down a key portion of the Brady federal gun-control law.

       4. Discussion and possible action regarding the tampering of police records
          with a presentation by Humberto Gonzalez.

    D.  Requests by Councilmember Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

       1. Presentation by Kayla Sanchez, Nena Dominguez, and Dante Munoz concerning
          the upcoming South Texas Youth Conference hosted by the Church of the
          Crossroads to be held from August 7-10, and requesting a proclamation for
          "Picture-a-Prayer" Day.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the development of an action plan
          to address the frequent number of waterline breakages in the Hillside
          Neighborhood, especially in the areas along Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois
          Streets.

       3. Status report on the construction of a pedestrian bridge connecting the
          Northeast Hillside Recreation Center to the park, with possible action.

       4. Requesting a staff report regarding the extension of Arkansas Boulevard
          connecting to Bustamante and how this increased traffic will impact
          McPherson Road between Bustamante and Calton Roads.

    E.  Requests by Councilmember Joe A. Guerra

       1. Presentation by Aldo Tatangelo regarding affordable housing.

    F.  Requests by Councilmember Mario G. Alvarado

       1. Discussion and possible action requesting that the Laredo Police Department
          implement Senate Bill No.  267/House Bill No. 1379. This legislation allows
          for public notification of sex offenders when they come back into our
          community after being released from prison.

       2. Update regarding the status of the Father Charles McNaboe Park Project.

       3. Follow-up on a request for a traffic signal study at the intersection of
          Milo and El Portal entrance.

       4. Follow-up on a request made by the City Council on 6-2-97 to reduce the
          speed limit on the Mines Road.

       5. Discussion with possible action requesting road maintenance by the Public
          Works Department on Industrial Boulevard and Santa Maria.

  XI.  PUBLIC HEARINGS

      74. Public hearing concerning the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant. This
          hearing is to inform the public about the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant
          Program and the application submitted by the City and the Laredo Police
          Department to the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as to solicit input
          from the public on the allocation of funds from the grant.

      75. Public hearing approving amendment two to the budget in the amount of
          $9,500.00, for the Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Breast and Cervical
          Cancer Control Project (BCCCP), of the City of Laredo Health Department and
          extension of contract term period from June 30, 1997, through August 31,
          1997.

                             INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance approving amendment two to the budget in the amount of $9,500.00,
          for the Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Breast and Cervical Cancer
          Control Project (BCCCP), of the City of Laredo Health Department and
          extension of contract term period from June 30, 1997, through August 31,
          1997, providing for publication and effective date.

      76. Public hearing approving a contract with the University of Texas Health
          Science Center at San Antonio and budget in the amount of $5,250.00, for the
          Education and Training Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for
          the period beginning February 1, 1997, through September 28, 1997.

                             INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance approving a contract with the University of Texas Health Science
          Center at San Antonio and budget in the amount of $5,250.00, for the
          Education and Training Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for
          the period beginning February 1, 1997, through September 28, 1997, providing
          for publication and effective date.

      77. Public hearing approving a contract with the Texas Natural Resource and
          Conservation (TNRCC) and budget in the amount of $25,000.00, to continue the
          operation of a continuous air monitoring station (CAMS) by the City of
          Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through
          August 31, 1998.

                             INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance approving a contract with the Texas Natural Resource and
          Conservation (TNRCC) and budget in the amount of $25,000.00, to continue the
          operation of a continuous air monitoring station (CAMS) by the City of
          Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through
          August 31, 1998, providing for publication and effective date.

 XII.  MOTION TO RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

      78. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids for
          Security Guard Services for the Laredo Transit System/City of Laredo. The
          Security Guard Services Contract will provide four (4) uniformed security
          guards for the security and safety of the Laredo Municipal Transit Center,
          El Metro Operations and Maintenance Buildings and its patrons.

      79. Public hearing and motion to realign route #13 Heritage Park in order to
          provide public transportation to an area known as the ghost town
          neighborhood situated west of Arkansas Avenue.

XIII.  MOTION TO RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

      80. Authorization to advertise for Request for Proposals (RFPs) for consulting
          services to prepare an engineering preliminary survey and a survey of final
          improvements for 50 single family dwellings of affordable housing for
          applicants of the Lease/Purchase Program located on Block 1, Lots 16-24;
          Block 2, Lots 2-10; Block 3, Lots 2-10 and 13-21; Block 4, Lots 2-8 and 12-
          18 in Riverhills Subdivision, Unit 1.

 XIV.  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 THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1997 AT 5:30 P.M.

                                  ________________________
                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY