CITY OF LAREDO
                     CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

                            AGENDA


A-98-R-03                                    JANUARY 26, 1998


   I.   CALL TO ORDER 


  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


 III.  ROLL CALL


  IV.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

       2. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with the
          Washington's Birthday Celebration Association, Inc., for
          approximately one acre of land located at the north end of
          the Air Operations Area of the Laredo International Airport
          for the purpose of hosting an air show which will be free to
          the public.
          1. Lease term is for one (1) day commencing on February 22,
             1998.
          2. Daily rent shall be $1.00.

   V.  FINAL READINGS

       3. 98-O-016   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.  (City Council)
       4. 98-O-017   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.  (City
                     Council)

       5. 98-O-018   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.
                     (City Council)

       6. 98-O-019   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.  (City
                     Council)

       7. 98-O-022   Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998
                     Annual Budget by an increase 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.  (City Council)

       8. 98-O-024  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.  (City Council)

       9. 98-O-025  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.  (City Council)

      10. 98-O-026  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.  (City Council)

  VI.  RESOLUTIONS

      11. 98-R-016  Accepting the donation of a 2.0378 acre tract of
                    land from 4-G Holdings, Ltd., and Three-B Estates,
                    Ltd., both Texas Limited Partnerships, for the
                    construction of a fire station along State Highway
                    359. Said tract being situated in Porcion 31,
                    Abstract 3116, Webb County, Texas; being more
                    particularly described by metes and bounds.
                    Being 2.0378 acres of land out of Las Cruces
                    Subdivision Unit 1, a 34.5672 acre tract of land,
                    situated in Porcion 31, Abstract 3116, out of Part
                    A-2, containing 100.00 acres of Share No. 1 of the
                    A.M. Bruni Estate as per plat recorded in Volume 2,
                    Page 142, of the Webb County, Texas, plat records,
                    less and except a 0.875 acre strip of land along
                    the southerly boundary of Part A-2 acquired for
                    Highway 359 right-of-way per deed recorded in
                    Volume 287, Pages 62-64 of the Webb County Deed
                    Records.

      12. 98-R-024  Adopting Land Use Assumptions for the purpose of
                    development water and wastewater impact fees in
                    accordance with Chapter 395 of the local government
                    code.

 VII. MOTIONS

      13. Awarding a supplemental professional service contract between
          the Laredo Urban Transportation Study (L.U.T.S.), the City of
          Laredo and Rust/Lichliter Jameson by and through the City
          Manager of the City of Laredo, Texas in the amount of
          $11,000.00 or services in the development of a Hazardous
          Cargo Community Risk Assessment and Route Alternative
          Analysis.  The Supplemental contract will increase modeling
          and calculations used to determine the risk assessment,
          including the addition of 9 links (street/road segments) to
          the alternative concepts as requested by the L.U.T.S.  and
          the City of Laredo.

VIII.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      14. Presentation by Major Lester Mills, Texas Department of
          Public Safety, regarding the status of analyses and
          evaluation of alternative hazardous cargo routing plans for
          the City of Laredo.

      15. Presentation by staff regarding the injury leave status of
          Candelario Viera, with possible action.

      16. 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.

  7:00 RECESS

  IX.  COMMUNICATIONS

   X.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

      17. 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 conducting an annual
          performance appraisal of the City Manager with possible
          Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074(a)(1) of the
          Texas Government Code regarding personnel matters.

    B.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. 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.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the American
          Heritage Rivers Initiative.

    C.  Requests by Councilmember Alfonso "Poncho" Casso

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the construction of
          a flagpole similar to the one constructed in Nuevo Laredo.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the appearance of
          two Laredo police officers in a television political campaign
          advertisement by Mayoral Candidate Fausto Sosa.

       3. Discussion and possible action regarding evidence missing
          from the evidence room at the Laredo Police Station.

    D.  Requests by Councilmember Cecilia May Moreno

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the accumulation of
          trash and debris in that section of McClelland Street that
          comes to a dead-end at Clark Boulevard.

    E.  Requests by Councilmember Mario G. Alvarado

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding a resolution to
          support the Texas Unified Statewide Plan on Community Service
          and Volunteerism.

    F.  Requests by Councilmember Consuelo Montalvo

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the waiving of the
          parking fees.

  XI.  PUBLIC HEARINGS

      18. Public hearing amending Section 24.63.2 of the Laredo Land
          Development Code by allowing pawn shops in B-3 (Community
          Business District). The Planning and Zoning Commission
          recommends approval of this zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending Section 24.63.2 of the Laredo Land
          Development Code by allowing pawn shops in B-3 (Community
          Business District).

      19. Public hearing regarding an application by Yesenia Galvan and
          Evaristo Jimenez amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the
          City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 12, Block 2071, Eastern
          Division, located at 3302 Santa Clara Street, from R-1
          (Single Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed
          Residential District). The Planning and Zoning Commission
          recommends approval of this zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning Lot 12, Block 2071, Eastern Division,
          located at 3302 Santa Clara Street, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District).

      20. Public hearing regarding application by Maria Vasquez
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning Lot 4, Block 8, Moreno Addition, located at 3317
          Guerrero Street, from R-1 (Single Family Residential
          District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District). The Planning
          and Zoning Commission recommends approval of this zone change

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning Lot 4, Block 8, Moreno Addition, located at 3317
          Guerrero Street, from R-1 (Single Family Residential
          District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District).

      21. Public hearing regarding application by Jesus V.  Cadena
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City of Laredo
          by rezoning Lots 4B, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Block 2021, Eastern
          Division, located at 3200 Block of Piedra China Street, from
          R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing
          District). The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends
          approval of this zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City
          of Laredo by rezoning Lots 4B, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Block 2021,
          Eastern Division, located at 3200 Block of Piedra China
          Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to M-1 (Light
          Manufacturing District).

      22. Public hearing regarding application by John Joseph Jacaman
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City of Laredo
          by rezoning 7.271 acres as further described by metes and
          bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock Loop,
          north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).
          The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of
          this zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City
          of Laredo by rezoning 7.271 acres as further described by
          metes and bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock
          Loop, north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).

      23. Public hearing regarding application by John Joseph Jacaman
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City of Laredo
          by rezoning 5.372 acres as further described by metes and
          bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock Loop,
          north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).
          The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of
          this zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City
          of Laredo by rezoning 5.372 acres as further described by
          metes and bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock
          Loop, north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).
      24. Public hearing regarding application by John Joseph Jacaman
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City of Laredo
          by rezoning 1.523 acres as further described by metes and
          bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock Loop,
          north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).
          The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of
          this zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City
          of Laredo by rezoning 1.523 acres as further described by
          metes and bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock
          Loop, north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).

      25. Public hearing regarding application by John Joseph Jacaman
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City of Laredo
          by rezoning 2.212 acres as further described by metes and
          bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock Loop,
          north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).
          The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of
          this zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City
          of Laredo by rezoning 2.212 acres as further described by
          metes and bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock
          Loop, north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).

      26. Public hearing regarding application by John Joseph Jacaman
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City of Laredo
          by rezoning 1.469 acres as further described by metes and
          bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock Loop,
          north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).
          The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of
          this zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City
          of Laredo by rezoning 1.469 acres as further described by
          metes and bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock
          Loop, north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).
      27. Public hearing regarding application by John Joseph Jacaman
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City of Laredo
          by rezoning 8.452 acres as further described by metes and
          bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock Loop,
          north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).
          The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of
          this zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City
          of Laredo by rezoning 8.452 acres as further described by
          metes and bounds, located on the west side of the Bob Bullock
          Loop, north the Diamond Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family
          Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).

      28. Public hearing regarding application by Enrique Coronado
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for an
          income tax preparation office on Lot 10, Block 274, Eastern
          Division, located at 2008 Springfield Avenue.  The Planning
          and Zoning Commission recommends approval of this Conditional
          Use Permit.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use
          Permit for an income tax preparation office on Lot 10, Block
          274, Eastern Division, located at 2008 Springfield Avenue.

   IV 29. Public hearing regarding application by Jesus Esparza
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City of Laredo
          by rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 131, Eastern Division,
          located at 3520 Springfield Road, from B-1 (Limited Business
          District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning
          and Zoning Commission recommends approval of this zone
          change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City
          of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 131, Eastern
          Division, located at 3520 Springfield Road, from B-1 (Limited
          Business District) to B-3 (Community Business District).

      30. Public hearing regarding application by Ana Bacerra and Adan
          Trejo amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning Lot 3, Block 848, Eastern Division,
          located at 1517 San Pedro Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential
          District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning
          and Zoning Commission recommends approval of this zone
          change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) the of the City
          of Laredo by rezoning Lot 3, Block 848, Eastern Division,
          located at 1517 San Pedro Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential
          District) to B-3 (Community Business District).

      31. Public hearing regarding application by Raquel Valle Senties
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning Lots 7 and 8, Block 668, Eastern Division, located
          at 3901 McPherson Road, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District)
          to B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning and
          Zoning Commission recommends approval of this zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning Lots 7 and 8, Block 668, Eastern Division,
          located at 3901 McPherson Road, from R-3 (Mixed Residential
          District) to B-3 (Community Business District).

      32. Public hearing regarding application by Piza¤a Outdoor
          Advertising Co., Nereyda B. Piza¤a, amending the Zoning
          Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1B,
          Block 1, Del Mar Hills Filing #1, located on the west side of
          McPherson Road, north of Del Mar Boulevard, from B-1 (Limited
          Business District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The
          Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of this
          zone change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning Lot 1B, Block 1, Del Mar Hills Filing #1,
          located on the west side of McPherson Road, north of Del Mar
          Boulevard, from B-1 (Limited Business District) to B-3
          (Community Business District).

      33. Public hearing regarding application by Blackstone Dilworth,
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning 57.8 acres as further described by metes and bounds,
          located at 10610 McPherson Road, from AG (Agricultural
          District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning
          and Zoning Commission recommends approval of this zone
          change.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning 57.8 acres as further described by metes
          and bounds, located at 10610 McPherson Road, from AG
          (Agricultural District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).


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

      34. Public hearing authorizing the City Manager to execute an
          amendment (increase) to the Laredo Municipal Transit Systems
          FY 1997-98 operating budget (revenue and expenditures; fund
          558) in the amount of $9,800.00, to $7,031,497.00, from
          $7,021,697.00; transferring funds from the Transit Sales Tax
          proceeds budget reserve account (Fund 518).

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute an
          amendment (increase) to the Laredo Municipal Transit Systems
          FY 1997-98 operating budget (revenue and expenditures; fund
          558) in the amount of $9,800.00, to $7,031,497.00, from
          $7,021,697.00; transferring funds from the Transit Sales Tax
          proceeds budget reserve account (Fund 518).

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

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance to re-consider the realignment of the El Metro #5
          Marcella bus route in order to increase its efficiency and
          remove a difficult turning maneuver from Bartlett to Jarvis.

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, JANUARY 23, 1998 AT 5:30 P.M.


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                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY