CITY OF LAREDO
                              CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

                                     AGENDA

       A98-R-02                                    JANUARY 19, 1998

   I.  CALL TO ORDER
  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 III.  ROLL CALL
  IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

       2. City Council Meeting of November 18, 1997
          City Council Meeting of December 1, 1997
          City Council Meeting of December 15, 1997
          City Council Meeting of December 19, 1997
          City Council Meeting of December 22, 1997

   V.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

       3. Closing as a public easement a 227.50 square feet parcel of land more
          or less (3.5' x 65') out of the 700 block of Hendricks Avenue between
          Cortez and Guatemozin Streets, said parcel of land being encroached by
          the improvements of the abutting property being the North 1/2 of Lot
          1, Block 605, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, and
          authorizing the sale of "The Surface Only" of said parcel of land at
          the adjusted fair market value of $395.85 and authorizing the City
          Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee
          simple title to Irma Yolanda Garcia and providing for an effective
          date.

       4. Establishing a 20 MPH maximum speed limit zone on Springfield Avenue
          from 150 feet south of Bustamante Street to 150 feet north of Ryan
          Street during the specified hours of operation starting at 7:15 A.M.
          to 8:30 A.M., and 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.  to provide for a safer
          crossing of students attending Alma Pierce Elementary school,
          prescribing penalties for violations and providing for publication and
          effective dates.

VI.  FINAL READINGS

       5. 98-O-001   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.
                     (City Council)

       6. 98-O-002   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.  (City Council)

       7. 98-O-003   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.
                     (City Council)

       8. 98-O-004   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.  (City Council)

       9. 98-O-005   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.  (City Council)

      10. 98-O-006   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.  (City Council)

      11. 98-O-007   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.
                     (City Council)

      12. 98-O-008   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.
                     (Mario G.  Alvarado)

      13. 98-O-009  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.  (City Council)

      14. 98-O-010  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.  (City Council)

      15. 98-O-011  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.  (City Council)

      16. 98-O-012  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.  (City Council)

      17. 98-O-013  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.  (City Council)

      18. 98-O-014  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.  (City Council)

      19. 98-O-015 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.  (City Council)

 VII.  RESOLUTIONS

      20. 98-R-010  Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application
                    to the Governor's Office for funding of personnel and direct
                    operating expenses for a Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force
                    in the amount of $830,135.00, with the City designating
                    $423,985.00, in matching funds for a total of $1,254,120.00,
                    and authorizing the City Manager to sign any and all
                    documents pertaining to this grant application.

      21. 98-R-011  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the
                    Texas Department of Health in the amount of $173,829.00 for
                    the Immunization Action Plan Project of the City of Laredo
                    Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 1998,
                    through December 31, 1998.

      22. 98-R-012  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the
                    Texas Department of Health in the amount of $142,492.00, for
                    the Neural Tube Defects Project of the City of Laredo Health
                    Department for the period beginning October 1, 1997, through
                    September 30, 1998.

      23. 98-R-014  Concurring with the findings of the Environmental Assessment
                    regarding Loop 20 (F.M. 3464) from I.H.  35 to the proposed
                    Laredo Northwest International Bridge and urging the Texas
                    Department of Transportation to initiate construction of
                    this project in order to coincide with the construction
                    timetable of the Laredo Northwest International Bridge.

      24. 98-R-015  Authorizing the City Manager of the City of Laredo to accept
                    an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to
                    widen and reconstruct the South Meadow Bridge at Chacon
                    Creek and to authorize the City Manager to execute the
                    necessary documents.

      25. 98-R-017  Canvassing the returns of the Special Election held on
                    January 17, 1998; approving the results; and ordering a
                    Special Run-Off Election, if necessary.

      26. 98-R-018  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount
                    of $15,000.00, for the Speed STEP grant from the Texas
                    Department of Transportation. The Texas Department of
                    Transportation's contribution will be $9,750.00, with the
                    City designating $5,250.00, in matching funds. These funds
                    reflect the remaining balance awarded to the Laredo Police
                    Department. The funding for this grant will be from October
                    1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

      27. 98-R-019  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount
                    of $10,000.00, for the Occupant Protection STEP grant from
                    the Texas Department of Transportation.  The Texas
                    Department of Transportation's contribution will be
                    $5,000.00, with the City designating $5,000.00, in matching
                    funds. These funds reflect the remaining balance awarded to
                    the Laredo Police Department. The funding for this grant
                    will be from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

      28. 98-R-020  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount
                    of $37,500.00, for the "El Protector" grant from the Texas
                    Department of Transportation.  The Texas Department of
                    Transportation's contribution will be $24,375.00, with the
                    City designating $13,125.00, in matching funds. These funds
                    reflect the remaining balance (75%) awarded to the Laredo
                    Police Department. The funding for this grant will be from
                    October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

      29. 98-R-021  Appointing an interim member to the Policy Board of the
                    Metropolitan Planning Organization.  This member will serve
                    for the duration of Mayor Pro-Tem Jose R.  Perez, Jr.

      30. 98-R-022  Requesting that the Texas Water Development Board include a
                    representative of the City of Laredo as a member of the
                    initial water planning group for area "M" of the State, and
                    adopting nominations, pursuant to Senate Bill No.  1 of the
                    75th Texas Legislature.

VIII. MOTIONS

      31. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) Car Wash Services, Annual Contract - Public Works, Fleet
             Maintenance Division
          b) Dry Cleaning Services, Annual Contract, Police Department
          c) Manholes/PVC Pipe - Utilities Department, Wastewater Collection
             Division
          d) Steel Pipe Casing - Utilities Department, Water Distribution
             Division
          e) Vehicles and equipment as listed in the schedule of capital outlay
             from certificates of obligation for FY98
             2 - 1 1/2 ton trucks with aerial device (Parks-1, Traffic 1),
             2 - dump trucks (Public Works - 1, Parks -1)
             1 - riding mower, with a 72 inch cutting deck (Parks)
          A tentative bid award date for the Car Wash/Dry Cleaning Services,
          Manholes/PVC Pipe/Steel Pipe Casing - Utilities Department is
          scheduled for February 16, 1998 and for Vehicles/Equipment the bid
          award is scheduled for March 2, 1998. Funding is available in the
          respective Department's operating budgets.

      32. Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals for the West
          Laredo Traffic Circulation Study.  This study will analyze and
          identify traffic patterns and provide alternatives for improved
          circulation and the resolution of traffic congestion. It will be
          funded through L.U.T.S.

      33. Authorization to advertise for Request for Proposals (RFPs) for
          consulting engineering services to include a feasibility study,
          surveys, design and preparation of plans and specifications for the
          Laredo Bridge Department Security Systems with an option for providers
          of security systems to provide and install all equipment and materials
          for a complete project at the three Laredo International Bridges and
          the proposed Fourth International Bridge.  Funding is available in the
          Laredo Bridge System Toll Plaza Improvements.

      34. Approval to reject the sole bid received for the Extension of a Fence
          at the City of Laredo Cemetery and approval to modify the construction
          plans, and re-bid the project. Funding is available in the Cemetery
          Fence Improvements.

      35. Authorize the rejection of all bids received for the annual contract
          for ready mix concrete and authorize that new bids be solicited. New
          bid specifications will be modified to include provisions for damages
          caused by substandard materials and will provide for higher penalties
          for failure to deliver materials within the time frame required.

      36. Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with the IBM
          Corporation in the amount of $12,589.44, for the purpose of providing
          maintenance to the AS400 computer and the uninterruptible power supply
          (UPS) equipment at the Health Department for a one year period.
          Funding is available from Health Department program income.

      37. Award of contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Rankin Automatic Transmission,
          Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $50,000.00, for an annual
          contract for transmission repairs for the Fleet Maintenance Division.
          The bid pricing will be firm during the contract period and all repair
          work will be secured on an as need basis. The price is the same as
          last year.

      38. Award of annual service contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Cantu Electric,
          Inc., Laredo, Texas, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, for
          electrical services for traffic signals and street lights (Section I);
          and $100,000.00, for construction and underground work associated with
          new and/or upgraded traffic signals and maintenance of street lights
          (Section II).

      39. Award of an annual contract to the LOW BIDDER, Gateway Auto Glass,
          Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $15,000.00, for providing
          glass replacement service for the Fleet Maintenance Division. A total
          of four bids were received for this service.

      40. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Juan Flores Roofing Inc., Laredo,
          Texas, in the amount of $11,500.00, for roof repairs needed at the
          Jefferson Street Water Treatment plant. The City received three bids
          for this contract. The repairs will be completed within two weeks
          after award of contract. Funding is available in the department's
          operation budget.

      41. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER MEETING SPECIFICATIONS, Duro-Test
          Corporation, Fairfield, NJ in the amount of $22,575.00, for the
          purchase of high quality, low maintenance traffic signal lamps.

      42. Award of twenty four month copier rental contract to the Xerox
          Corporation and Best Office Solutions, Laredo, Texas, in the monthly
          amount of $1,095.00, for providing three copiers with coin vending
          devices. These three copiers will be rented in accordance to the
          provisions of the State of Texas ADA copier rental contract, class
          713-A3. These copiers are designed specifically for library use as
          they are designed with a beveled edge so that the spines of books are
          not damaged during the copying process. The monthly rental cost
          includes the use of the machines, consumable supplies except paper,
          and full maintenance.

      43. Approval of: (1) change order no. 3, a decrease of $74,744.97, which
          includes $53,900.00, for liquidated damages at the Santa Isabel
          Reverse Osmosis Project, and $20,844.98, for decreased items of
          construction, (2) Acceptance of the Sierra Vista 5 Million Gallon
          Ground Water Storage Tank and approval of final payment in the amount
          of $192,150.26, to Ramex Construction Company, Inc., Houston, Texas;
          and (3) approval of retaining $32,063.71, for pending punch list items
          for the completion of the Santa Isabel Reverse Osmosis Facility
          Project. Final construction contract amount is $3,960,430.23.  Funding
          is available in the Water - Santa Isabel Waterwell and Water South
          Laredo Ground Storage Tank.

      44. Approval of amendment no. 2, for an amount not to exceed $9,400.00, to
          the engineering contract with Structural Engineering Company (SEA),
          San Antonio, Texas, for the Laredo Northwest International Bridge
          (Fourth Bridge) for additional survey work made necessary by the
          increase in the area for the bridgehead. The original contract amount
          is $70,450.00 and this amendment brings the total contract amount to
          $679,850.00. Funding is available in Bridge System Architectural Fees.

      45. Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City's contract with Parsons
          Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc., for Environmental Assessment (EA)
          Service associated with the Laredo Northwest International Bridge
          (Fourth Bridge) and connecting roadways at an increased labor cost of
          $13,861.00, plus expenses to compensate for project tasks not covered
          by the current contract and to extend the contract period from January
          15, 1998 to April 30, 1998. Contract price will increase from
          $113,426.00, plus expenses to $127,722.00, plus expenses.

      46. Renewal of lease agreement with Casa Beto, Laredo, Texas, in the
          amount of $16,800.00, for the lease of a warehouse facility located at
          702 Davis. This warehouse is being utilized by the Health, Finance,
          Bridge, and Engineering Departments as a central storage facility of
          records and documents. This will be the third year that the City has
          occupied this facility. The lease cost of $0.16/sq. ft. is prorated
          based on the square footage utilized by each operation.

      47. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the
          Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division in the amount of
          $159,543.00, with the City designating $70,343.00 in matching funds
          for a total of $229,886.00, for funding a Domestic Violence Grant
          under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for the period of June 1,
          1998 through May 30, 1999.

      48. (1) 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, (2) Approval of payment in the amount of
          $30,718.58, to Pete Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas, and (3)
          Approval to retain $6,496.54 in the sidewalk program, for pending
          sidewalks along Ejido Avenue at Zachary Elementary School where (LISD)
          is proceeding with work on a retaining wall. Funding is available in
          the Capital Improvement Fund Retainage Payable and in Capital
          Improvement Fund School Sidewalks.

  IX.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      49. Return of Medicare overpayment for ambulance billings for the period
          of July 1, 1995, to June 30, 1996, in the amount of $137,316.01. The
          overpayment is resultant from:
          (A) Medicare policy that limits payments for strictly defined
              medically necessary ambulance transports with periodic changes to
              the definition;
          (B) yet, they pay all claims as submitted and one or two years later
              audit and determine how much they overpaid that must be returned.

      50. Update on the status of the Colonias Facility Plan and financial
          application, to update contractual provisions with the consultant,
          Paul Garza and Associates with possible Request for Executive Session
          pursuant to Section 551.071(1)(A) 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.

      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, a Texas Joint Venture Comprised
          of LPC Capital Partnership, L.C.I. Group, Inc., Sawco, Inc., a Texas
          Corporation, and Modern Form Co., Inc. vs. Louis H.  Bruni,
          Individually and in his Official Capacity as City Council Member for
          District II of the City of Laredo, the Laredo Morning Times, a
          Division of the Hearst Corporation, the Hearst Corporation, NRS
          Consulting Engineers, and William F. Ueckert Jr., Professional
          Engineer, Individually, 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.

      52. Presentation by Border Patrol regarding the construction of the access
          road along the Rio Grande from Tex-Mex to Central Power & Light.

  7:00 RECESS

   X.  COMMUNICATIONS

  XI.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

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

    A.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. 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.

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

       3. Status report on the extension of Arkansas Avenue with possible
          action.

    B.  Requests by Councilmember Alfonso "Poncho" Casso

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the hiring of Mario Martinez
          and Associates as a legislative consultant for the City of Laredo.
          (Co-Sponsored Cw. Consuelo Montalvo)

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the cleaning of creeks
          citywide.

    C.  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.

    D.  Requests by Councilmember Mario G. Alvarado

       1. Report by the South Texas International Summit Committee on the Youth
          Conference held on the January 8 and 9, 1998, and acknowledgment of
          local businesses and entities who helped with the conference.

       2. Report from staff on the Lafayette Bridge area relocation project.

 XII.  PUBLIC HEARINGS

      54. Approval of an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of
          Health and budget in the amount of $173,829.00, for the Immunization
          Action Plan Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
          period beginning January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Approval of an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of
          Health and budget in the amount of $173,829.00, for the Immunization
          Action Plan Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
          period beginning January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998.

      55. Public hearing regarding approval of an amendment to the contract with
          the Texas Department of Health and budget in the amount of
          $142,492.00, for the Neural Tube Defects Project of the City of Laredo
          Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 1997, through
          September 30, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance regarding approval of an amendment to the contract with the
          Texas Department of Health and budget in the amount of $142,492.00,
          for the Neural Tube Defects Project of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning October 1, 1997, through September
          30, 1998.

      56. Public Hearing authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas
          Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 1998-B,
          in the principal amount of $16,160,000.00, for the purpose of paying
          all or a portion of the City's Contractual Obligation for the
          construction of drainage improvements; construction of street
          improvements and repairs; construction of a New Public Works Building;
          repairing and remodeling the Canizalez Gym, Old Library Building, and
          Municipal Court Building; acquisition of municipal vehicles and
          equipment for municipal departments, together with a Landfill
          Collection System, and the acquisition of land for a Municipal
          Landfill, and for paying legal, fiscal, architectural, and engineering
          fees in connection with such projects; and other matters relating
          thereto.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and
          Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 1998-B, in the principal
          amount of $16,160,000.00, for the purpose of paying all or a portion
          of the City's Contractual Obligation for the construction of drainage
          improvements; construction of street improvements and repairs;
          construction of a New Public Works Building; repairing and remodeling
          the Canizalez Gym, Old Library Building, and Municipal Court Building;
          acquisition of municipal vehicles and equipment for municipal
          departments, together with a Landfill Collection System, and the
          acquisition of land for a Municipal Landfill, and for paying legal,
          fiscal, architectural, and engineering fees in connection with such
          projects; and other matters relating thereto.

      57. Public hearing authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas
          Combination Tax and Sewer System Revenue Certificates of Obligation,
          Series 1998-A, in the principal amount of $6,415,000.00 for the
          purpose of paying all or a portion of the City's Contractual
          Obligation for improvements and extensions to the City's Sewer System,
          and acquisition of land in connection therewith, and for paying legal,
          fiscal, and engineering fees in connection with this project and other
          matters relating thereto.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas
          Combination Tax and Sewer System Revenue Certificates of Obligation,
          Series 1998-A, in the principal amount of $6,415,000.00 for the
          purpose of paying all or a portion of the City's Contractual
          Obligation for improvements and extensions to the City's Sewer System,
          and acquisition of land in connection therewith, and for paying legal,
          fiscal, and engineering fees in connection with this project and other
          matters relating thereto.

      58. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $345,000.00, for the sale of three motor graders to
          Holt Co. of Texas under the re-purchase program and the purchase of
          two new motor graders and the lease or purchase of a loader. Providing
          for publication and effective date.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $345,000.00, for the sale of three motor graders to Holt Co.
          of Texas under the re-purchase program and the purchase of two new
          motor graders and the lease or purchase of a loader. Providing for
          publication and effective date.

      59. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          by increasing estimated revenues and appropriations in the Paseo Del
          Antiguo Laredo fund by $1,345,198.00, and authorizing the City Manager
          to implement said budget, providing for publication and effective
          date.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget by
          increasing estimated revenues and appropriations in the Paseo Del
          Antiguo Laredo fund by $1,345,198.00, and authorizing the City Manager
          to implement said budget, providing for publication and effective
          date.

      60. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $15,000.00, for the Speed STEP grant from the Texas
          Department of Transportation. The Texas Department of Transportation's
          contribution will be $9,750.00, with the City designating $5,250.00,
          in matching funds. These funds reflect the remaining balance awarded
          to the Laredo Police Department. The funding for this grant will be
          from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $15,000.00, for the Speed STEP grant from the Texas
          Department of Transportation. The Texas Department of Transportation's
          contribution will be $9,750.00, with the City designating $5,250.00,
          in matching funds. These funds reflect the remaining balance awarded
          to the Laredo Police Department. The funding for this grant will be
          from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

      61. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $10,000.00, for the Occupant Protection STEP grant
          from the Texas Department of Transportation.  The Texas Department of
          Transportation's contribution will be $5,000.00, with the City
          designating $5,000.00, in matching funds. These funds reflect the
          remaining balance awarded to the Laredo Police Department.  The
          funding for this grant will be from October 1, 1997 through September
          30, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $10,000.00, for the Occupant Protection STEP grant from the
          Texas Department of Transportation.  The Texas Department of
          Transportation's contribution will be $5,000.00, with the City
          designating $5,000.00, in matching funds. These funds reflect the
          remaining balance awarded to the Laredo Police Department.  The
          funding for this grant will be from October 1, 1997 through September
          30, 1998.

      62. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $37,500.00, for the "El Protector" grant from the
          Texas Department of Transportation.  The Texas Department of
          Transportation's contribution will be $24,375.00, with the City
          designating $13,125.00, in matching funds. These funds reflect the
          remaining balance (75%) awarded to the Laredo Police Department.  The
          funding for this grant will be from October 1, 1997 through September
          30, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $37,500.00, for the "El Protector" grant from the Texas
          Department of Transportation.  The Texas Department of
          Transportation's contribution will be $24,375.00, with the City
          designating $13,125.00, in matching funds. These funds reflect the
          remaining balance (75%) awarded to the Laredo Police Department.  The
          funding for this grant will be from October 1, 1997 through September
          30, 1998.

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

      63. Adopting Resolution No. 98-RMH-09 to amend the Articles of Amendment
          to the Articles of Incorporation of the Laredo Municipal Housing
          Corporation (LMHC) as recommended by the Internal Revenue Service
          (IRS) in order to be considered for tax-exempt status under Section
          501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The LMHC Board of Directors
          authorized the submit of an application for recognition of tax
          exemption under Section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code on
          September 2, 1997.

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

      64. Authorization to solicit bids for awarding a two year uniform rental
          contract for maintenance personnel. The contract will include weekly
          laundry service and includes forty four employees assigned to the
          maintenance division. This service is provided in accordance to the
          terms of the collective bargaining agreement. A tentative bid award
          date is scheduled for February 16, 1998.

      65. Public hearing regarding the realignment of the El Metro #5 Marcella
          bus route in order to increase its efficiency and remove a difficult
          turning maneuver from Bartlett Street to Jarvis Street.

                                     MOTION
          Approval of a motion to realign the El Metro #5 Marcella bus route in
          order to increase its efficiency and remove a difficult turning
          maneuver from Bartlett Street to Jarvis Street.

          A98-R-02(S)                                 JANUARY 19, 1998

                     SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

IX.  CITY MANAGERS REPORT

       a. Consideration and action regarding a request from The Laredo National
          Bank for dedication as public right-of-way and paving improvements
          with sidewalks on a strip of City property adjacent and west of the
          South Laredo Fire Station and parallel to the former 2500 block of
          South Malinche Avenue between Zacatecas and Chacota and to include
          parking improvements and landscaping to the area South of the Fire
          Station. Total cost of the City's participation is $50,000.00, to be
          allocated from the 1998 C.O.'s and the dedication of the right-of-way
          appraised at approximately $50,000.00, and the engineering services.
          The Laredo National Bank's share is approximately $97,460.00.  The
          total cost of the project is $197,460.00. A presentation regarding
          these improvements will be made.

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, JANUARY 16, 1998 AT 5:30 P.M.

                                   ________________________
                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY