CITY OF LAREDO
                                 CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

                                        AGENDA

        M97-R-35                                  OCTOBER 6, 1997

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

       2. An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement providing
          for possible reimbursement of part of the cost of constructing a sanitary
          sewer line incurred by Mr. Camilo Prada.

       3. Granting a license to Grande River Communications, Inc., to erect,
          construct, maintain, and operate a wire telecommuni-cations system pursuant
          to the City of Laredo's Wire Telecommunications System licensing Ordinance
          No. 96-O-185.

       4. Granting a license to GST Telecom Texas, Inc. to erect, construct, maintain,
          and operate a wire telecommunications system pursuant to the City of
          Laredo's Wire Telecommunications System licensing Ordinance No.  96-O-185.

       5. Amending Section 2-5, titled "City Council Meetings," of the code of
          ordinances of the City of Laredo, thereby limiting the number of discussion
          items that may be placed on a City Council Meeting Agenda by each
          councilmember to four (4); providing severability; and providing for an
          effective date.

   V.  FINAL READINGS

       6. 97-O-235  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents
                    associated with a public sale to convey the "Surface Only" of a
                    3.0183 acre tract of non-aeronautical use land (approximately
                    131,480 square feet) being a part of Block No. 21-Subdivision Plat
                    of Laredo Airport and located at the Laredo International Airport,
                    together with improvements located thereon and subject to that
                    lease agreement as amended between the City of Laredo, as Lessor
                    and Pacific Southwest Bank, as Lessee, and being more particularly
                    described by metes and bounds to Commerce Bank for the purchase
                    price of $1,492,000.  Said tract of land is located at the 2100
                    Block of Saunders Street. (City Council)

       7. 97-O-237  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning 77.0961 acres, located on the Bob Bullock Loop
                    south of T.A.M.I.U., from AG (Agricultural District) to B-4
                    (Highway Commercial District). Providing for publication and
                    effective date.      (Louis H. Bruni)

       8. 97-O-238  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning Lot 6, Block 120, Eastern Division, located at
                    4119 Springfield Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to
                    B-1 (Limited Business District). Providing for publication and
                    effective date.     (Eliseo Valdez, Jr.)

       9. 97-O-239  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning Lot 11, Block 107, Eastern Division, located at
                    318 Ash Street from B-1 (Limited Business District) to R-O
                    (Residential/Office District). Providing for publication and
                    effective date.      (Cecilia May Moreno)

      10. 97-O-240  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning Lot 279, Block 18, Del Mar Hills, Section 1,
                    Area C, located at 219 Del Mar Blvd., from R-2 (Multi-Family
                    District) to R-O (Residential/Office District). Providing for
                    publication and effective date.  (Joe A. Guerra)

      11. 97-O-241  Ordinance amending the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a
                    Mobile Home Park known as Carmona's Mobile Home Park, on Blocks 2,
                    15, and 18, out of the Calton Gardens Subdivision, located at 5000
                    Gallagher Avenue. Providing for publication and effective date.
                    (Joe A. Guerra) (As Amended)

      12. 97-O-242  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning 2.6387 acres, located on the southwest corner
                    of the intersection of Killam Industrial Blvd., and FM 1472, from
                    B-1 (Limited Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial
                    District); providing for publication and effective date.  (Mario
                    G. Alvarado)

      13. 97-O-243  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, Daniel Garza Plat, located at
                    the intersection of Del Mar Blvd., and Santa Maria Road, from B-3
                    (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial
                    District). Providing for publication and effective date.
                    (Mario G. Alvarado)

      14. 97-O-244  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning 1 acre, located on the southwest corner of the
                    intersection of Killam Industrial Blvd., and FM 1472, from B-1
                    (Limited Business District) to B-3 (Community Business District).
                    Providing for publication and effective date.  (Mario G. Alvarado)

      15. 97-O-245  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                    Laredo by rezoning Lots 1,2,3, 4,5,6,10,11, and 12, and the east
                    83.6 ft. of Lots 7,8, and 9, Block 728, Western Division, located
                    at 2402 Gonzalez Street, from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District)
                    to R-3 (Mixed Residential District).  Providing for publication
                    and effective date.  (Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo)

  VI.  RESOLUTIONS

      16. 97-R-109  Authorizing the City Manager to accept an agreement with the Drug
                    Enforcement Administration in the amount of $98,391.00, for the
                    funding of the HIDTA Intelligence Unit (Special Police Program)
                    for the period beginning October 1, 1997 and ending September 30,
                    1998.

      17. 97-R-111  Accepting two grants from the Texas Department of Health totaling
                    $638,000.00, as follows:
                    a) $492,000.00, for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program
                       and
                    b) $146,000.00, for the (Community) Health Education Project of
                       the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning
                       September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998.

      18. 97-R-112  Nominating candidates for the position to be filled on the Board
                    of Directors of the Webb County Appraisal District; and directing
                    the City Secretary to transmit a copy of this resolution to the
                    Chief Appraiser of the Webb County Appraisal District on or before
                    October 15, 1997 or as soon as possible thereafter.

      19. 97-R-113  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                    amount of $42,000.00, for the Chronic Disease Prevention Program,
                    Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Project of the City of Laredo
                    Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1997,
                    through August 31, 1998; and authorizing the City Manager to
                    execute the contract.

      20. 97-R-114  Accepting the donation of a parcel of land as a Dedication of
                    Right-of-Way from Mr. Miguel Gamez.  Said parcel of land being the
                    East 20 feet of Block 57, Calton Gardens Subdivision, as per plat
                    recorded in Volume 1, Page 119, Webb County, Texas Plat Records;
                    being adjacent and parallel to Marcella Avenue, which runs the
                    entire length of the Eastern property line of Block 57.

      21. 97-R-115  Accepting the donation of a parcel of land as a Dedication of
                    Right-of-Way from Berlanga Builders, Inc. Said parcel of land
                    being the East 20 feet of Block 52, Calton Gardens Subdivision, as
                    per plat recorded in Volume 1, Page 119, Webb County, Texas Plat
                    Records; being adjacent and parallel to Marcella Avenue, which
                    runs the entire length of the Eastern property line of Block 52.

      22. 97-R-116  Supporting the acceptance of individual fence relocation
                    agreements through which property owners, who reside in the
                    Chaparral subdivision and whose properties are located adjacent to
                    the Zacate Creek may relocate their fence lines to encompass that
                    portion of the City's easement for their use and enjoyment on the
                    condition that the owners maintain the easement, continue to allow
                    utility companies access and refrain from constructing fences or
                    placing structures which impede the flow of water or cause ponding
                    of flood waters as they flow down the upper Zacate Creek for the
                    duration that the agreement remains in force until terminated by
                    the City; and authorizing the City Manager to execute all
                    agreements resulting from such action.

      23. 97-R-117  Accepting the donation of a two acre tract of land from Mr.
                    Blackstone Dilworth, Jr., Mr. J.B. "Scott" Dilworth, III, and Ms.
                    Diane Dilworth Gates, for construction of a fire station on North
                    McPherson Road. Said tract of land being situated in Porcion 21,
                    Porcion 22, and the northeast part of survey number 2415, S.F.
                    14283, Webb County, Texas; being generally described below, and
                    more particularly described by metes and bounds.  Being 2.00 acres
                    (8,712 square feet) of land situated in Porcion 21, Porcion 22,
                    and the northeast part of survey number 2415, S.F. 14283, Webb
                    County, Texas, being a portion of that certain 2,307.116 acre
                    tract called 2,389.5 acres, known as San Isidro Ranch, conveyed to
                    B.  Dilworth by deed recorded in Volume 220, pages 148-150 of the
                    Deed of Records of Said County.

 VII.  MOTIONS

      24. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids for
          the following:
          a) Lubricants, six month contract - Fleet Maintenance Division
          b) Tire & Tubes, six month contract - Fleet Maintenance Division.
          c) Windshield repair service - Fleet Maintenance Division
          d) Office Supply Contract - All Departments
          e) Internet Service - Public Library
          f) Raw Water Pump Repair - Utilities Department, Water Treatment Division
          g) Hauling service, drying sludge - Utilities Department, Water Treatment
             Division
          A tentative bid award is scheduled for November 3, 1997.

      25. Authorization to advertise for Request for Proposal (RFPs) to provide
          Professional Engineering Services for mitigation of methane gas migration at
          the City of Laredo Type I Landfill located on Highway 359 which include the
          nature and extent of the methane gas migration, engineering design,
          preparation of construction plans and specifications with cost estimates as
          required for compliance with Texas Natural Resource Conservation
          Commission's Subtitle D requirements of 30 TAC 330 municipal solid waste
          regulations. Funding is available in the Landfill Fund.

      26. Approval to reject the four (4) bids received September 19, 1997 and re-bid
          the Telecommunications Offices and Public Access Facility to be located at
          the Civic Center on the 900 block of Garden Street.

      27. Approval to reject two (2) bids received September 12, 1997 for the Azteca
          Neighborhood Park and Parking Lot Improvements, to modify plans, and re-bid
          the project.

      28. Approval of the contract for professional services with the Laredo
          Development Foundation in the amount of $85,000.00, for fiscal year
          beginning October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

      29. Approval of the contract for professional services with the Animal
          Protective Society in the amount of $120,000.00, for fiscal year beginning
          October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

      30. Approval of a second-year contract with VERTEX TARGETED OPPORTUNITIES of
          Irving, Texas, to complete Medicaid Administrative Claims for the City of
          Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 1997, through
          September 30, 1998. Payment will be based on a rate of twenty-two (22%) of
          new funds reimbursed by Medicaid to the City of Laredo.

      31. Award of a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, Reddy Engineers and
          Contractors, Inc., Houston, Texas, in the amount of $2,629,749.00, for the
          60 Million Gallon per Day Intake Structure at the Jefferson Street Water
          Treatment Plant per the Texas Water Development Board Requirements. A total
          of seven (7) bids were received. Funding is available in the Waterworks
          System Fund.

      32. Award of a construction contract to the SOLE BIDDER, FMC Jetway Systems,
          Ogden Utah, in the amount of $1,713,766.00, for the Passenger Loading
          Bridges Package for the New Airport Passenger Terminal.  Funding is
          available in FAA Grant Project No. 03-48-0136-20 which will pay 90% of the
          cost, the local 10% match is available in the Airport Fund.  (Note: Action
          must first be initiated on item #XX, prior to action being initiated on this
          item.)

      33. Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract in the amount not to
          exceed $60,000.00, with the LOW BIDDER, Laboratory Corporation of America,
          San Antonio, Texas, to provide clinical laboratory tests on specimens
          submitted by the City of Laredo Health Department. This laboratory is
          contracted to provide laboratory clinical testing services which are not
          provided in-house or by the Bureau of Laboratories of the Texas Department
          of Health. A total of two bids were received these services. The contract
          price remained the same as last year.

      34. Award of contracts to the SOLE SOURCE VENDOR, 3M Safety and Security
          Division, St. Paul, MN., in the amount of $21,399.00, for the purchase and
          installation of a collection (book) security system. This system uses a
          magnetic security strip to prevent unauthorized removal of materials from
          the Public Library building.

      35. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Texas Spacesaver Systems, Inc.,
          Houston, Texas, in the amount of $17,955.00, for relocation services for the
          Public Library. The contract vendor will be responsible for the relocation
          of certain equipment, furniture, shelving, and the collection of books and
          library materials to the new Public Library. A total of three bids were
          received for these services. Funding is available in the Library Project
          Fund.

      36. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Border Maintenance Service Inc.,
          Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $36,600.00, for providing
          janitorial services for the Health Department - WIC Program, and the Santo
          Nino Branch Library.  The scope of work requires that the company provide
          all personnel, equipment, and supplies needed to properly clean the
          different locations. A total of three bids were received for these services.
          Funding is available from their respective departments.

      37. Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $3,500.00, to the professional
          services engineering contract with Resource Management International (RMI),
          Inc., Austin, Texas for additional services for the telecommunications and
          audio visual systems for the installation of two Intermediate Distribution
          Facilities (IDF) in conjunction with the New Main Library. The original
          contract amount was $35,293.00. This amendment will bring the contract total
          to $38,793.00. Funding is available in the New Main Library Engineering Fees
          Account.

      38. Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $25,000.00, to Phase II of the
          professional services engineering contract with CH2M Hill, San Antonio,
          Texas, to conduct compatibility testing for an Aquifer Storage and Recovery
          (ASR) System.  The original contract amount was $150,000.00.  This amendment
          will bring the contract total to $175,000.00. Funding is available in the
          Water Availability Study Account.

      39. Approval of change order no. 1, an increase in the amount of $13,451.13, to
          Library Interiors, Inc., Bastrop, Texas, for four workstations and an
          information desk for the new Public Library. These furnishing will be needed
          so that the current workstations and information desk may be used at the
          proposed Bruni Plaza branch library. Staff had initially planned to
          relocated these items to the new Library building. The workstations and
          information desk will be delivered with the original furniture order. The
          original contract amount was $474,924.55. This change order will bring the
          contract total to $488,375.68. Funding is available in the Main Library
          Project.

      40. Approval of change order no. 1, an increase in the amount of $14,537.00, to
          Dell Computers, Austin, Texas, for upgrading the 113 personal computers
          ordered for the new library. These computers will be upgraded to a faster
          Pentium Processor with MMX technology and will have a network card installed
          for an additional cost of $128.65 per system. This will allow for faster
          access to the network for on-line card catalog, the Internet, CD-ROM and
          Video Services. The original computer configuration was ordered during the
          month of May. The original contract amount was $277,641.00. This change
          order will bring the contract total to $292,178.00.  Funding is available
          from the Library construction budget.

      41. Approval of change order no. 1, an increase in the amount of $12,150.00, to
          Lucent Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, for materials and labor to
          install a fiber optic network at the new Public Library building. The
          telecommunications cabling system will support voice and high speed data
          communications as well as a Community Antenna TV (CATV) distribution system
          and public address system. The original contract amount was $53,327.91. This
          change order will bring the contract total to $65,827.91. Funding is
          available from the Library construction budget.

      42. Acceptance of the Milmo Avenue, East Corridor and Other Booster Pump
          Stations Project and approval of final payment in the amount of $41,184.31
          to Lambda Construction Company, New Braunfels, Texas.  Original contract
          amount was $677,400.00.  Final contract amount was for $702,086.17. The
          project was completed within the 265 working days allotted for the project.
          Funding is available in the Waterworks System Fund.

      43. Approving the City of Laredo Telecommunications Study as prepared by
          Columbia Telecommunications Corporation in order to proceed with the
          implementation of the Institutional Network (I-Net). This plan identifies a
          standard software that will be required of all users.

      44. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Texas
          Department of Transportation in the amount $19,500, with the City
          designating $10,500.00, in matching funds for a total of $30,000.00, for
          funding of the Speed STEP program for the period of October 1, 1997 through
          September 30, 1998.

      45. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Texas
          Department of Transportation in the amount $32,500, with the City
          designating $17,500.00, in matching funds for a total of $50,000.00, for
          funding of the "El Protector" Traffic Safety Education Program for the
          period of October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

      46. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Texas
          Department of Transportation in the amount $10,000.00, with the City
          designating $10,000.00, in matching funds for a total of $20,000.00, for
          funding of the Occupant Protection program (seat belt enforcement) for the
          period of October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

      47. Approval of contracts with providers listed below to provide professional
          health services to clients of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
          period of October 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998:
               Provider             Program           Contract Amount
          1) J & A Pharmacy   La Familia/HIV-Health     $75,000.00
                              and Social Services

          2) Zoila Meza, LVN  Immunizations/            $25,000.00
                              Tuberculosis

          3) Home Care of     HIV-Health and Social     $45,000.00
             Texas            Services                 $145,000.00

VIII.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      48. Presenting a status report on the progress of the Santa Isabel Water Well
          with possible action.

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

      50. Request for Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas
          Government Code to consult with legal counsel concerning the pending
          litigation filed by Jeffrey H. Tamkin and Joan Tamkin, Airport Lessee, as
          Plaintiffs, v. Webb County Appraisal District, Defendant, in Cause No.
          97CVQ00898-D3, in the District 341st Judicial District, Webb County, Texas.
          Return to open session for possible action.

      51. Request for Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas
          Government Code to consult with legal counsel concerning the pending
          litigation styled Royal Joint Venture et.al. v.  Louis H. Bruni,
          individually and in his Official Capacity as City Council Member, City of
          Laredo, Civil Action No. L-95-136 in the U.S. District Court for the
          Southern District of Texas.

      52. Request for Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.071 to consult with
          legal counsel concerning the contemplated litigation and ongoing
          investigation of the City of Laredo's Fleet Maintenance Department.

  IX.  COMMUNICATIONS

       a. Proclaiming October as "Adopt-a-Book" Month.

   X.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

          Requests by Mayor and City Councilmembers for discussion and presentation.

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

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the setting of a date to hold a
          workshop to identify projects which are going to be funded through an
          issuance of debt.

    B.  Requests by Councilmember Alfonso "Poncho" Casso

       1. Status report on the staging area for eliminating the long lines of trucks
          on I.H. 35, with possible action.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the fence at the City Cemetery and
          the planting of trees along Meadow and Saunders.

       3. Discussion and possible action regarding the future site of the fire
          stations.

       4. Discussion and possible action regarding the staffing requirements of the
          airport crash truck.

       5. Discussion and possible action regarding the image portrayed by Police
          Officers in the performance of their duties. (Co-sponsored by Councilmember
          Joe A.  Guerra)

    C.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the development of some type of
          mechanism to set a flight path for all incoming and outgoing air traffic as
          well as time windows that they must follow.

       2. Discussion and possible action on instructing staff to conduct a traffic
          flow study around the Lamar Middle and Ryan Elementary school area. (To
          include Musser, Martin, Texas, Louisiana and Milmo Street).

       3. Status report on the Chacon Creek wastewater interceptor with possible
          action.

    D.  Requests by Councilmember Joe A. Guerra

       1. Presentation by Diana L. Martinez regarding the re-painting of the water
          tank located on Del Mar Boulevard to read: J.B.  Alexander Bulldogs Football
          Bi-District Champions '96-'97, with possible action.

  XI.  PUBLIC HEARINGS

      54. Public hearing concerning the application by Zachry Exploration, Inc.,
          authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for Gas Extraction on 5.0
          acres out of Porcion 35, as further described by metes and bounds, located
          east of Highway 83 and south of Southgate Boulevard, known as the Zachry No.
          3 Well. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of this
          Special Use Permit.

                             INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for Gas Extraction on 5.0
          acres out of Porcion 35, as further described by metes and bounds, located
          east of Highway 83 and south of Southgate Boulevard, known as the Zachry No.
          3 Well.  Providing for publication and effective date.

      55. Public hearing concerning the application by Plantation Centre Ltd.,
          amending Ordinance No. 94-O-077, authorizing the issuance of Special Use
          Permit for a gas extraction facility on Lot 1, Block 1, Plantation Centre
          Subdivision, Unit 1, located on the northeast corner of the intersection of
          McPherson Road and Del Mar Boulevard, amending Section 3, (1), by changing
          the distance requirement for placement of structures near the well-head from
          250 feet to 100 feet.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends
          approval of this amendment to the Special Use Permit for gas extraction.

                             INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending Ordinance No. 94-O-077, authorizing the issuance of Special Use
          Permit for gas extraction facility on Lot 1, Block 1, Plantation Centre
          Subdivision, Unit 1, located on the northeast corner of the intersection of
          McPherson Road and Del Mar Boulevard, amending Section 3, (1), by changing
          the distance requirement for placement of structures near the well-head from
          250 feet to 100 feet; providing for publication and effective date.

      56. Public hearing regarding an ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-98
          Annual Budget to increase the revenues by an amount of $2,000,000.00
          received from the Federal Aviation Administration Grant Offer No. 3-48-0136-
          20 and appropriating $2,222,223.00, comprising of the $2,000,000.00, grant
          plus the local match of $222,223.00, to the Airport Capital
          Outlay/Improvements other than Buildings account for the purpose of
          purchasing four passenger boarding bridges for the new airport passenger
          terminal and to acquire a portion of the Runway Protection Zone to Runway
          35L. The local match to the grant is available in the Airport new passenger
          terminal reserve account line item.

                             INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-98 Annual Budget to increase the
          revenues by an amount of $2,000,000.00 received from the Federal Aviation
          Administration Grant Offer No. 3-48-0136-20 and appropriating $2,222,223.00,
          comprising of the $2,000,000.00, grant plus the local match of $222,223.00,
          to the Airport Capital Outlay/Improvements other than Buildings account for
          the purpose of purchasing four passenger boarding bridges for the new
          airport passenger terminal and to acquire a portion of the Runway Protection
          Zone to Runway 35L. The local match to the grant is available in the Airport
          new passenger terminal reserve account line item.

      57. Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and budgets in the amount of $492,000.00, for the
          Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program and $146,000.00 for the (Community)
          Health Education Project (total $638,000.00) of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31,
          1998.

                             INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of Health
          and budgets in the amount of $492,000.00, for the Maternal and Child Health
          (MCH) Program and $146,000.00 for the (Community) Health Education Project
          (total $638,000.00) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period
          beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998; and increase revenue
          line item 226-0000-323-4034 from $0 to $492,000.00, and 226-000-323-4069
          from $0 to $146,000.00, and expenditure line item 226-6065 from $0 to
          $492,000.00 and 226-6066 from $0 to $146,000.00.

      58. Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and budgets in the amount of $42,000.00, for the
          Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control
          Project, of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning
          September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998.

                             INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of Health
          and budgets in the amount of $42,000.00, for the Chronic Disease Prevention
          Program, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Project, of the City of Laredo
          Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August
          31, 1998; and increase revenue line item 226-0000-323-4055 from $0 to
          $42,000.00, and expenditure line item 226-6068 from $0 to $42,000.00.

      59. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $330,110.00.  The Department of Justice will provide $297,099.00,
          and the City will match $33,011.00, for the first year of funding. This
          supplemental award is under the "Universal Hiring" Grant for the COPS Ahead
          Grant which will fund the salaries and fringe benefits of ten police
          officers for a period of three years. The total amount of the grant is
          $750,000.00, with the City's match being $407,650.00, for a three year
          period (August 1, 1997 through July 31, 2000).

                             INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Approving amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $330,110.00.  The Department of Justice will provide $297,099.00,
          and the City will match $33,011.00, for the first year of funding. This
          supplemental award is under the "Universal Hiring" Grant for the COPS Ahead
          Grant which will fund the salaries and fringe benefits of ten police
          officers for a period of three years.  The total amount of the grant is
          $750,000.00, with the City's match being $407,650.00, for a three year
          period (August 1, 1997 through July 31, 2000).

      60. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Special ordinance to
          amend City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Special Police Program Budget in the amount
          of $98,391.00, for an agreement with the Drug Enforcement Administration for
          the funding of an HIDTA Intelligence Unit for the period of October 1, 1997
          and ending September 30, 1998.

                             INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Approving amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Special ordinance to amend
          City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Special Police Program Budget in the amount of
          $98,391.00, for an agreement with the Drug Enforcement Administration for
          the funding of an HIDTA Intelligence Unit for the period of October 1, 1997
          and ending September 30, 1998.

 XII.  RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE MASS TRANSIT BOARD

      61. Authorize the purchase of a replacement bus engine from the SOLE BIDDER,
          Stewart & Stevenson, Aransas Pass, Texas, in the amount of $11,900.00. A new
          Detroit Diesel engine will be installed on a 1991 transit bus which has over
          350,000 miles of use.

XIII.  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 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1997 AT 5:30 P.M.


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                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY