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

                                      AGENDA

        A98-R-01                                     JANUARY 5, 1998

   I.  CALL TO ORDER
  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 III.  ROLL CALL

  IV.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

       2. Closing as a public easement a 15 foot wide section of Diana Avenue
          between Hillside Road and Aurora Street dedicated as a public easement
          as per the Jesus G. Sepulveda Replat of Block Four (4), Calton Gardens
          Subdivision, Number One (1), Northern Division of the City of Laredo,
          County of Webb, Texas recorded in Volume 2, Page 201 of the Webb County
          Plat Records and upon closing of the street, the City will retain the
          entire property as a utility easement and providing for an effective
          date.

       3. Street Improvements Project 60; declaring the necessity for and
          ordering the paving and improvements of certain streets in the City of
          Laredo, Texas; approving the Street Paving Assessment Roll and cost
          estimates as prepared by the City Engineer; and directing the City
          Secretary to file this ordinance with the County Clerk as a notice of
          its enactment and ordering and setting a public hearing on the 17th day
          of February 1998.

       4. Adopting the provisions of the return to work policies and procedures
          for all city employees including civil service employees pursuant to
          their collective bargaining agreement and civil service rules and
          authorizing the City Manager to implement the policies and procedures
          identified herein pursuant to the City of Laredo's Code of Ordinances.

       5. Authorizing the City Manager to grant a Right-of-Entry Permit to the
          U.S. Government for military construction, training, and operations in
          the area encompassed by the following City-owned blocks, including any
          public right-of-way abutting said blocks: all of Block 672A WD, all of
          Block 666 WD, all of Block 677 WD, all of Block 667 WD, all of Block
          676 WD, all of Block 668 WD, all of Block 675 WD, all of Block 669 WD,
          all of Block 670 WD, all of Block 671 WD, all of Block 672 WD, all of
          Block 660 WD, all of Block 659 WD, all of Block 657 WD, all of Block
          658 WD, all of Block 645 WD, all of Block 644 WD, all of Block 630 WD,
          all of Block 629 WD, all of Block 416 WD, all of Block 415 WD, all of
          Block 414 WD, all of Block 425 WD, and all of Block 426 WD. Said Right-
          of-Entry Permit being described and providing for an effective date.

       6. Rescinding Ordinances dated December 22, 1981, closing, vacating, and
          abandoning as a public easement that portion of San Ignacio Avenue
          between Matamoros and Houston Streets in the Western Division of the
          City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; and Ordinance dated June 21, 1982,
          authorizing the City Manager to enter into the necessary contract and
          to execute a deed for certain City property formally known as the 800
          block of San Ignacio Avenue between Houston and Matamoros Streets to
          Pablo Lozano and hereby reopening as a public easement the above
          mentioned street and providing for an effective date.

       7. Authorizing the City Manager to accept modification of lease agreement
          to an existing lease with Panorama Broadcasting Company approved by
          Ordinance 84-O-160b; which was previously executed November 29, 1995
          without City Council authorization.

       8. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a certain lease agreement
          between the City of Laredo, as lessor, and the Laredo Children's
          Museum, Inc., a Texas Non-profit Corporation, as lessee, for a tract of
          land containing approximately 3.5189 acres or approximately 153,283.28
          square feet, located at the New Laredo Public Library site located at
          the intersection of McPherson Road and Sandman Road, for a primary term
          of twenty-five (25) years commencing January 5, 1998, through January
          4, 2023, at the annual rental rate of ten and no/100 dollars ($10.00)
          with one (1) twenty five (25) year renewal option.

       9. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to
          effectively convey title to the State of Texas to the "Surface Only" of
          two parcels of land at the intersection of IH35 and FM3464 (Milo
          Interchange) for the construction of two turning lanes. Said parcels
          being situated in Porcion 20, Webb County, Texas; being generally
          described below and more particularly described by metes and bounds;
          PARCEL 1 - Being a 15,678.00 square feet (0.35992 of an acre) tract of
          land, more or less, out of and a part of the Barbara T. Fasken 489.11
          acre tract of land lying and being in Porcion 20, Abstract 48, original
          grantee, Bautista Garcia, as executed by Palafox Exploration Company to
          Barbara T. Fasken by deed dated December 17, 1984, and recorded in
          Volume 1089, Pages 391-392, Webb County Real Property Records, save and
          except 8.68 acres conveyed to the State of Texas by deed recorded in
          Volume 1308, Pages 728-735, Webb County Real Property Records.
          PARCEL 2 - Being a 5,000.00 square feet (0.1148 of an acre) tract of
          land, more or less, out of and a part of the Barbara T. Fasken 489.11
          acre tract of land lying and being in Porcion 20, Abstract 48, original
          grantee, Bautista Garcia, as executed by Palafox Exploration Company to
          Barbara T. Fasken by deed dated December 17, 1984, and recorded in
          volume 1089, Pages 391-392, Webb County Real Property Records, save and
          except 8.68 acres conveyed to the State of Texas by deed recorded in
          Volume 1308, Pages 728-735, Webb County Real Property Records.

   V.  FINAL READINGS

      10. 97-O-302  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a License with The
                    Laredo National Bank for a License and Automated Teller
                    Machine Concession for approximately 100 square feet in the
                    downstairs lobby area of the airport passenger terminal
                    located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop. License term is for five
                    (5) years commencing on the first day the new airport
                    passenger terminal opens for business and will terminate five
                    (5) years thereafter.  Minimum annual rent guarantee of
                    $7,200.00. (City Council) (As Amended)

      11. 97-O-322  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Lease and Specialty
                    Retail Gift Shop Concession Agreement with Jesus Garcia &
                    Associates for approximately 1556 square feet constituting
                    Room 222 at the new airport passenger terminal located at
                    5210 Bob Bullock.  Lease term is for five (5) years. Rent
                    includes a minimum annual guarantee of $8,400.00 or 10% of
                    annual gross sales of merchandise, whichever is greater.
                    (City Council)

      12. 97-O-323  Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the
                    lease agreement approved by Ordinance No. 93-O-029 dated
                    March 1, 1993, with International Bank of Commerce and
                    Sanchez O'Brien Oil and Gas Corporation, a joint venture, as
                    Lessee, for the purpose of allowing Lessee to sublease its
                    leased premises. Leased premises consist of approximately
                    26,965 square feet of land which includes 12,000 square feet
                    constituting of the west portion of Hangar No. 1309 located
                    at 4015 North Jarvis Avenue. Lease term is for ten (10) years
                    commencing March 1, 1993 and ending February 28, 2003 and may
                    be extended for one (1) term of eight (8) years and two (2)
                    months ending on April 30, 3022. Current monthly rent is
                    $1,338.84 and is adjusted annually according to changes in
                    the Consumer Price Index and further adjusted by fair market
                    appraisal on the 10th anniversary.  (City Council)

      13. 97-O-324  Closing as a public easement that section of the 2100 block
                    of Hidalgo Street between Santa Isabel and Eagle Pass
                    Avenues, situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo,
                    Webb County, Texas and reserving the entire above mentioned
                    property as a utility easement and approving the improvement
                    plan whereby the Union Pacific Railroad Company has agreed to
                    provide, install and maintain the improvements for the
                    elimination of any and all indications that said property was
                    previously a street at no cost to the City and providing for
                    an effective date.  (City Council)

      14. 97-O-325  Closing as a public easement that intersection of Gonzalez
                    Street and Eagle Pass Avenue situated between the 2100 block
                    and 2200 block of Gonzalez Street, situated in the Western
                    Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas and upon
                    closing of said street the City of Laredo will retain the
                    entire property as a utility easement and hereby approving
                    the Improvement Plan whereby the Union Pacific Railroad
                    Company has agreed to provide, install and maintain the
                    improvements for the elimination of any and all indications
                    that said property was previously a street at no cost to the
                    City and providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

      15. 97-O-326  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a
                    100 foot communication tower on Lot 3, Block 1, Lam-Rick
                    Subdivision, located at 105 Wright Way.  (City Council)

      16. 97-O-327  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning Lot 42, Block 1, El Rancho Subdivision, located on
                    the northeast corner of the intersection of Loop 20 and
                    Rancho Grande Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District)
                    to B-1 (Limited Business District). (City Council)

      17. 97-O-328  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning Lot 5, Block 179, Eastern Division, located at 3502
                    McDonnell Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-
                    2 (Multi-Family Residential District).  (Eliseo Valdez, Jr.)

      18. 97-O-329  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning 36.034 acres as further described by metes and
                    bounds located on the northeast corner of the intersection of
                    IH 35 and the Bob Bullock Loop, from AG (Agricultural
                    District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).
                    (Joe A. Guerra)

      19. 97-O-330  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning 9.548 acres as further described by metes and bounds
                    located east of McPherson Road, north of Tiara Trail, from R-
                    O (Residential/Office District) to R-2 (Multi-Family
                    Residential District).  (Joe A. Guerra)

      20. 97-O-331  Authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for above
                    ground storage of flammable liquids, on Lots 4 and 5, Block
                    1, IH-35 Industrial Park, located at 9001 San Dario Avenue.
                    (Joe A. Guerra)

      21. 97-O-332  Ordinance creating and adopting a new Chapter 33 regarding
                    Environmental Protection and adopting the Articles therein to
                    include new Sections 33-1 through 33-34 thereby adopting a
                    new City of Laredo Hazardous Materials Ordinance, which
                    provides for a Citizen's Environmental Committee; Hazardous
                    Materials Storage and Handling Permits and procedures;
                    regulations and penalties for discharges, facilities,
                    transportation vehicles; transportation route designations;
                    and providing for severability; and providing for an
                    effective date.  (City Council)

      22. 97-O-333  Amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-98 annual budget by
                    reclassifying eleven firefighters to eleven assistant drivers
                    positions authorized by City Council effective January 1,
                    1998 and authorizing the City Manager to implement said
                    budget. (City Council)

      23. 97-O-334  Creating 3 new positions as required by grant, awarded by the
                    United States Environmental Protection Agency through the
                    Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission in the amount
                    of $161,121.00, with the City designating $107,414.00, in
                    matching funds and/or in-kind services for a total of
                    $268,535.00, to develop "Watershed Protection through
                    Enforcement Program" for the period from November 1, 1997
                    through August 31, 2000 and authorizing the City Manager to
                    implement changes within the budget. (City Council)

      24. 97-O-335  Amending Chapter 21 Offense and Miscellaneous Provisions,
                    Article V. Alarm Systems of the Code of Ordinances to the
                    City of Laredo. (City Council)

      25. 97-O-336  Approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
                    Department of Health and budget in the amount of $190,332.00,
                    for the Tuberculosis Elimination Program of the City of
                    Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September
                    1, 1997, through August 31, 1998 and increasing revenue line
                    item no. 226-0000-323-4042 from $0 to $190,332.00, and
                    increasing expenditure line item no. 226-6062 from $0 to
                    $190,332.00. (City Council)

      26. 97-O-337  Approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
                    Department of Health and budget in the amount of $192,828.00,
                    for the Tuberculosis Prevention/Control Projects of the City
                    of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January
                    1, 1998, through December 31, 1998 and increasing revenue
                    line item no.  226-0000-323-4071 from $0 to $192,828.00, and
                    increasing expenditure line item no.  226-6076 from $0 to
                    $192,828.00.  (City Council)

  VI.  RESOLUTIONS

      27. 98-R-01   Authorizing the appointment of the Assistant City Manager or
                    in the case of his absence, a Senior Department Director as
                    Acting City Manager during times when the City Manager is out
                    of town on City or personal business or is otherwise
                    unavailable to attend to the day-to-day operations of the
                    City.

      28. 98-R-02   Supporting the construction of Expressway Standard facilities
                    providing direct connection access to I.H. 35 from F.M.  3464
                    (Milo Road) thereby providing for the efficient movement of
                    goods and services over Laredo's proposed International
                    Bridge IV.

      29. 98-R-04   Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an
                    inter-local Governmental agreement between the City of Laredo
                    and the Laredo Independent School District regarding a joint
                    use and maintenance agreement for the Ochoa/Sanchez Park.

      30. 98-R-05   Authorizing the City Manager of the City of Laredo to accept
                    an allocation of FY96 redirected funds from the Texas
                    Historical Commission's Certified Local Government Program in
                    the amount of $3,445.20; and authorizing the City Manager to
                    execute the necessary documents.

      31. 98-R-06   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Letter of
                    Understanding with Ms. Kay Blakeman Carmona, for the widening
                    of Gallagher Avenue, whereby Ms. Carmona agrees to
                    voluntarily donate, to the City of Laredo, the East fifteen
                    feet of Block No. 3 and the West ten feet of Blocks Nos. 2,
                    15, and 18, in the Calton Gardens Subdivision No. 1, City of
                    Laredo, Webb County, Texas; 1) the manufactured homes which
                    are located within the proposed alignment, being relocated
                    within the park, at the City's expense, 2) the City bearing
                    the burden of the subsequent costs of all water, sewer, and
                    electrical re-connections to the relocated manufactured
                    homes, 3) the City's bearing of all costs relevant to utility
                    connection fees, into the proposed lines within the Gallagher
                    Avenue right-of-way, 4) the City of Laredo improving that
                    entire section of Gallagher Avenue between Calton and
                    Hillside Roads, with curb and gutter; under a single,
                    unified, construction project at no cost to the abutting
                    property owner, and 5) the provision of ingress to and egress
                    from Ms. Carmona's properties during project construction.

      32. 98-R-07   Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                    amount of $78,916.00 for the HIV/AIDS Prevention.  Counseling
                    and Partner Elicitation/Notification (PCPE) Project of the
                    City of the Laredo Health Department for the period beginning
                    January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998.  VII. MOTIONS

 VII. MOTIONS

      33. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) Bunker Gear - Fire Department
          b) Ion Chromatogram, - Utilities Department
          c) Light Bars - Police Department
          d) PVC, Ductile Iron Pipe, Annual Contract -Utilities Department
          e) Rebuild Water Meters, Annual Contract -Utilities Department
          f) Vehicles, - Building (2-1/2 ton trucks), Engineering (1-1/2 ton
             extended cab truck), Fire (1-utility 4 wheel vehicle, 3-midsize
             vehicle), Traffic (1-3/4 ton truck, 1-midsize vehicle, 1-cargo van),
             Public Works (5-1/2 ton trucks, 1-cargo van), Parks and Recreation
             (1-3/4 ton truck, 1-1/2 ton truck), Health (2-1/2 ton truck), NPDES-
             Engineering-Environmental (2-1/2 ton extended cab trucks)
          g) Scraper/Compactor - Public Works Landfill Operations
          Staff will also request bid pricing for two additional 1/2 ton pick-up
          trucks for the Fire Department. These will only be purchased in the
          event that monies become available from any savings which may be
          realized from the purchase of this equipment with C.O. proceeds.

      34. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the purchase of library books (two opening day library book
          collections, one for English Language and one for Spanish Language
          materials).

      35. Approval of the construction plans and specifications and authorization
          to advertise for bids 1997-98 Street Recycling Project (162 Blocks)
          with tentative award on February 17, 1998.  Funding is available in the
          Capital Improvement Fund Street Materials.

      36. Approval of the construction plans and specifications and authorization
          to advertise for bids for the Laredo Independent School District (LISD)
          Ochoa-Sanchez Park located at Locust Street and Monterrey Avenue with
          tentative award on February 17, 1998.  This is a City of Laredo/LISD
          Project with funding available from Community Development Ochoa Park.

      37. Authorization to advertise for Request for Proposals (RFPs) for
          consulting services to provide surveys, design and preparation of plans
          and specifications for an 18 Inch Diameter Sewer Line on Hillside Road
          from Yeary Street to IH-35 to relieve a 90 block area of sanitary sewer
          surcharges. Funding is available in the Sewer System Hillside Trunk
          Line.

      38. Authorization to advertise for Request for Proposals (RFPs) for
          consulting services for design activities or program management for the
          Texas Water Development Board-Funded "Mines Road and Highway 359
          Colonias Program."  Funding is available in the TWDB Colonias Project
          Advertising Expense.

      39. Authorize the purchase of nine mobile radios for the Police Department
          through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) -
          Cooperative Purchasing Program, in the total amount of $29,267.71.
          These voice secure radios will be purchased through the cooperative
          purchasing contract vendor Motorola. This equipment is needed for the
          nine new vehicles ordered for the Police Department in December.
          Delivery of these radios is expected within sixty days.

      40. Award of annual service contract to the LOWEST BIDDER MEETING
          SPECIFICATIONS, Castaneda's Dump Trucks, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the
          estimated amount of $42,000.00, for providing hauling services. This
          contract vendor will be hauling approximately 1,000 cubic yards of dry
          sludge per month from the Water Treatment plant to the City landfill.
          The City did receive a lower bid from R.  Aguero Trucking, Laredo,
          Texas, however this vendor is not a registered hauler with the Texas
          Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC) and the City of
          Laredo. These certifications and permits are required by the TNRCC to
          transport this material.

      41. Award of a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, American
          Contracting Corporation of Texas, Laredo, Texas in the amount of
          $152,000.00, for the Re-Roofing of the Center for the Arts Building
          Project located at 500 San Agustin Avenue, Old Mercado Historic
          District.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund Center
          for the Arts Project.

      42. Award of an engineering contract to Camp, Dresser and McKee, Austin,
          Texas, for an amount not to exceed $36,350.00, to provide professional
          engineering and construction services to design and prepare plans and
          specifications for the purchase, installation, and start up of the
          second belt filter press at the Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant.
          Funding is available in the Sewer System South Laredo Plant Expansion.

      43. Approval of change order no. 1, a decrease of $6,496.54 for the balance
          of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the City of
          Laredo and the Laredo Independent School District (LISD) Sidewalk
          Program (13 LISD Schools) for Buenos Aires Elementary, Ochoa/Sanchez
          Elementary, J.C. Martin Elementary, D.D. Hachar Elementary, Kawas
          Elementary, Ligarde Elementary, Daiches Elementary, and Zachary
          Elementary Schools, for Cigarroa Middle, Memorial Middle and Lamar
          Middle Schools, and also for Cigarroa and Nixon High Schools, and
          approval of final payment in the amount of $63,988.61, to Pete Gallegos
          Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas. The original contract amount was
          $313,682.32. This change order will bring the total contract amount to
          $307,185.78. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund
          School Sidewalk and in Community Development 21st Action Year Sidewalks
          and 22nd Action Year Tomas Sanchez Sidewalks.

      44. Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute a 1996-97 urbanized
          area formula program grant amendment (No. TX-90-X406-01) from the
          Federal Transit Administration in the maximum amount of $4,700,312.00,
          (Federal Share) an increase of $2,330,000.00 from $2,370,312.00; and
          providing for grant funds to be deposited in the Mass Transit
          Department accounts.

      45. Authorizing a refund of $23,359.33 to Royal Joint Venture to settle a
          $29,016.13, overpayment to the City on sewer charges related to the
          Unitec Wastewater Treatment Plant, and an underpayment of $5,656.80, on
          water availability charges for Unitec Industrial Center Phase 5.

      46. Approval of agreements between the City of Laredo and the following
          Little League organizations:
          a) Del Mar Little League
          b) Hillside Little League
          c) National Little League
          d) Rio Grande Little League
          e) Gateway Girls Softball
          f) Northwest Little League
          g) American Little League
          for the use of baseball fields to conduct their programming.  The
          agreement is for the term of one (1) year from the date of approval,
          with the provision for renewal on an annual basis.

      47. Approval of an agreement between the City of Laredo and Laredo
          Independent School District, for the use of Benavides Softball Complex
          and Laredo International Airport Base II field to conduct their girl's
          softball programming. The agreement is for the term of three (3) months
          beginning February 1, and ending April 30, 1998.

      48. To approve and authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract
          between the City of Laredo and Grupo Empresarial, Nuevo Laredo, S.A. De
          C.V., a Mexican Corporation which runs the Tecolotes De Los Dos
          Laredos, a professional 'Triple A' Mexican Baseball League, for twenty
          (20) regular season games to be played at Veterans Field during the
          1998 season.

      49. To approve and authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement
          with Martinez and Associates and Baker and Botts, L.L.P., to monitor
          activities of the legislative and executive branches of Texas State
          government for the term January 6, 1998, through September 30, 1998, at
          a monthly cost of $4,000.00, plus pre-approved expenses.

VIII.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      50. Presenting a status report on the progress of the Santa Isabel Water
          Well with possible action.  Requesting authorization to hire NRS
          Engineers to conduct research on a well water pretreatment process to
          protect the Reverse Osmosis System from variations on water quality,
          for $11,500.00, as an amendment to their existing contract.

      51. Status reports regarding the implementation of the City of Laredo FAR
          PART 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Program and installation of the
          Terminal Automated Radar Display Information System (TARDIS). And
          report regarding cost of extending the Air Traffic Control Tower hours
          of operation to 24 hours per day.

      52. Presentation with City Council concurrence regarding the plan to
          relocate various City Hall Departments to other City buildings.

      53. Update on the status of the Colonias Facility Plan and financial
          application, with possible Request for Executive Session pursuant to
          Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code to consult with legal
          counsel concerning contemplated litigation regarding contractual
          provisions with the consultant Paul Garza and Associates, and return to
          open session for possible action.

      54. 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, and return to open session for possible
          action.

  IX.  COMMUNICATIONS

   X.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

      55. 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 a request by the Community
          Action Agency (CAA) for City of Laredo aid in helping to insure that
          the Elderly Nutrition Program is not closed due to a lack of funding.

    B.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the widening and storm
          drainage improvements to Cherry Hill Drive between Calton Road and the
          new Mercy Hospital.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the widening and sidewalk
          improvements to Calton Road between McPherson Avenue and Cherry Hill
          Drive.

       3. Requesting a briefing on the City's Street Cut Policy with possible
          action.

       4. Presentation by Tex-Mex Railroad representatives regarding the donation
          of a parcel of property situated between Arkansas Avenue and New York
          Avenue to provide traffic access to area residents.

       5. Discussion and possible action regarding the Airport Advisory Board's
          recommendation concerning the building remodeling of the Laredo Morning
          Times building leased from the city.

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

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the Hachar Road.

    D.  Requests by Councilmember Cecilia May Moreno

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding a request for the placement of
          "No Parking" signs on the east side of the 1600 Block of Cedar Avenue.
          (Co-sponsored by Cm. Alfonso Casso)

    E.  Requests by Councilmember Eliseo Valdez Jr.

       1. Status report regarding the pedestrian bridge for the Northeast
          Hillside Recreation Center.

       2. Status report regarding the street markings for school children
          crossing Springfield Avenue on their way to Alma Pierce Elementary
          School.

    F.  Requests by Councilmember Joe A. Guerra

       1. Discussion and possible action concerning a request by Texas A&M
          International University to provide additional fixed route bus service
          on weekdays and implement service on Saturdays.

       2. Discussion by Esequiel Maldonado on the plumbing code, permits, bonds,
          and other issues related to the Building Department.

  XI.  PUBLIC HEARINGS

      56. Amending the City of Laredo's Special Police Program 1997/1998 manyears
          by reclassifying two police officers from general fund to Special
          Police Program for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant from the U.S.
          Department of Justice.  This grant will be in its second year of
          funding for the period of October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

                           INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the City of Laredo's Special Police Program 1997/1998 manyears
          by reclassifying two police officers from general fund to Special
          Police Program for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant from the U.S.
          Department of Justice.  This grant will be in its second year of
          funding for the period of October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

      57. Public hearing regarding an ordinance to transfer Designated Fund
          Balance for Construction to the Bridge Construction Projects for Fiscal
          Year 1997-98 and amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Bridge
          Construction Fund for said purpose in the amount of $371,061.00, and
          authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.

                           INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance transferring Designated Fund Balance for Construction to the
          Bridge Construction Projects for Fiscal Year 1997-98 and amending the
          City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Bridge Construction Fund for said purpose in
          the amount of $371,061.00, and authorizing the City Manager to
          implement said budget.

      58. Public hearing to create a special revenue fund in accordance with the
          provisions of the new proposed hazardous material ordinance which
          requires that all fees collected shall revert to a hazardous materials
          management permit fund and shall be used for the purpose of
          administering and enforcing the provisions of such ordinance and for
          the planning and development of hazardous materials emergency response
          measures.

                           INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          To create a special revenue fund in accordance with the provisions of
          the new proposed hazardous material ordinance which requires that all
          fees collected shall revert to a hazardous materials management permit
          fund and shall be used for the purpose of administering and enforcing
          the provisions of such ordinance and for the planning and development
          of hazardous materials emergency response measures.

      59. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget by
          increasing estimated revenues and appropriations in the general fund by
          $3,445.20, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget,
          providing for publication and effective date.

                           INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget by increasing
          estimated revenues and appropriations in the general fund by $3,445.20,
          and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget, providing
          for publication and effective date.

      60. Public hearing amending the contract with the Texas Department of
          Health and budget in the amount of $78,916.00, for the HIV/AIDS
          Prevention, Counseling and Partner Elicitation/Notification (PCPE)
          Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period
          beginning January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998.

                           INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the contract with the Texas Department of Health and budget in
          the amount of $78,916.00, for the HIV/AIDS Prevention, Counseling and
          Partner Elicitation/Notification (PCPE) Project of the City of Laredo
          Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 1998, through
          December 31, 1998.

      61. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Annual Budget in
          the amount of $62,712.00, for additional salary, overtime, fringe
          benefit costs and direct operating expenses for the Multi-Financial
          Disruption Task Force awarded by the Office of National Drug Control
          Policy for the period of July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

                           INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Annual Budget in the amount of
          $62,712.00, for additional salary, overtime, fringe benefit costs and
          direct operating expenses for the Multi-Financial Disruption Task Force
          awarded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the period of
          July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

      62. Public hearing repealing Ordinance No. 97-O-275 and amending the City
          of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget authorizing the reclassification of
          one (1) Lieutenant for one (1) additional Captain, reclassification of
          two (2) Sergeants for two (2) additional Lieutenants, reclassification
          of three (3) Investigators for three (3) additional Sergeants, and
          reclassification of (10) Police Officers/Cadets for ten (10) additional
          Investigator positions at the Laredo Police Department and authorizing
          the City Manager to implement said budget.

                           INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Repealing Ordinance No. 97-O-275 and amending the City of Laredo's
          1997-1998 annual budget authorizing the reclassification of one (1)
          Lieutenant for one (1) additional Captain, reclassification of two (2)
          Sergeants for two (2) additional Lieutenants, reclassification of three
          (3) Investigators for three (3) additional Sergeants, and
          reclassification of (10) Police Officers/Cadets for ten (10) additional
          Investigator positions at the Laredo Police Department and authorizing
          the City Manager to implement said budget.

      63. Public hearing accepting comments on the Land Use Assumptions for the
          City of Laredo, its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction and other areas for
          the purpose of implementing water and sewer Impact Fees. The Impact
          Fees will support the infrastructure needs associated with growth and
          will be considered in order to minimize the need for future rate
          increases.

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

      64. Authorization to solicit proposals for the purchase of five (5) used
          transit buses. These buses will be used to expand transit services to
          needed areas.  The criteria to be used to purchase these buses
          includes: purchase cost, condition of bus, maintenance history, and
          transportation cost to deliver these units.

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 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1997 AT 5:30 P.M.


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                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY