CITY OF LAREDO
                     CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

                            AGENDA


A-98-R-07                                  FEBRUARY 17, 1998


   I.  CALL TO ORDER

  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 III.  ROLL CALL

  IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

       2. City Council Meeting of January 5, 1998
          City Council Meeting of January 19, 1998
          City Council Meeting of January 26, 1998

   V.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

       3. Amending Article IV which includes Sections 15-59 through 15-73
          regarding handling, transportation and transfer of dangerous articles
          of Chapter 15 of the City of Laredo Code of Ordinance by deleting all
          of the said sections because a new City of Laredo Hazardous Materials
          Ordinance has been adopted and inserted into a newly created Chapter
          33; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date.

       4. Closing as public easements those sections of the 1900 block of Garden
          and Constantinople Streets between Santa Rita and Vidaurri Avenues
          situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas
          and providing for an effective date.

       5. Dedicating as public right-of-way, a tract of City-owned land, located
          adjacent to the South Laredo Fire Station, containing 0.3188 acres
          (13,889.00 sq.  ft.), more or less.  Said tract of land being situated
          in Block 1191, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas;
          being more particularly described by metes and bounds and providing
          for an effective date.

       6. Ordinance waiving hourly parking fees for February 21, 1998, at the
          Laredo Transit Center in cooperative support of the Washington's
          Birthday Celebration Association related activities. The maximum
          potential loss is approximately $2,346.00, based on full occupancy.


  VI.  FINAL READINGS

       7. 98-O-045  Amending Chapter 21 Offense and Miscellaneous provisions,
                    Article V.  Alarm Systems of the Code of Ordinances to the
                    City of Laredo. (City Council)

       8. 98-O-046  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with South
                    Texas Workforce Development Board for approximately 10,552
                    square feet constituting Building No. 979 located at 4717
                    Daugherty Avenue.
                    1. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing September 1,
                       1997 and ending August 31, 1998, and may be extended for
                       two (2) terms of one (1) year each ending August 31, 1999
                       and August 31, 2000.
                    2. Monthly rent shall be $4,221.00, and will be adjusted
                       annually according to changes in the Consumer Price
                       Index.  Previous monthly rent was $3,342.52.  (City
                      Council)

       9. 98-O-047   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Jose
                     Santos for approximately 4,612 square feet constituting
                     Building No. 1112 located 1603 E. Calton Road.
                     1. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing October 1,
                        1997 and ending September 30, 1998.
                     2. Lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a
                        ninety (90) day written notice.  Monthly rent shall be
                        $1,020.00.  Previous monthly rent was $971.46. (City
                        Council)

      10. 98-O-048   Ordinance amending the contract with the Texas Department
                     of Health and Budget in the amount of $70,176.00, for the
                     HIV/AIDS housing opportunities for persons with AIDS
                     (HOPWA) Project, of the City of Laredo Health Department
                     for the period from February 1, 1998, through January 31,
                     1999.  (City Council)

      11. 98-O-049   Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual
                     Budget by increasing funding to Community Action
                     Agency/Elderly Nutrition Program, a third party agency, by
                     $20,000.00, from the General Fund Reserve Appropriation-
                     Salary Savings line item, and authorizing the City Manager
                     to implement said budget.
                     (City Council)

      12. 98-O-050   Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual
                     Budget in the amount of $59,068.00, for additional salary,
                     fringe benefit costs and direct operating expenses for a
                     Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force for the period of June 1,
                     1997 and ending May 31, 1998.  (City Council)

      13. 98-O-051   Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual
                     Budget in the amount of $103,111.00, for direct operating
                     expenses, purchase of a K-9 and purchase of computer
                     equipment 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)

      14. 98-O-052   Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 U.S.
                     Customs Service Fund budget in the amount of $105,000.00
                     and authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement
                     with the Department of Treasury/U.S. Customs for the
                     reimbursement of $105,000.00, for funding the joint
                     Operation-Cooperation to search for stolen vehicles and
                     contraband crossing into Mexico at the City's International
                     Bridges. These monies will be used to pay overtime wages
                     for police officers involved in this operation. This will
                     be the 9th year the City has entered into this agreement
                     and is at no cost to the City.  (City Council)

      15. 98-O-053   Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a Lease
                     with Duty Free International, Inc. d/b/a UETA of Texas,
                     Inc., for a Specialty Duty Free Retail Shop Concession for
                     approximately 1,254 square feet constituting suite number
                     223 on the second (2nd) floor of the airport passenger
                     terminal located at 5210 Bob Bullock. Lease term is for
                     five (5) years commencing on the day the new airport
                     passenger terminal opens for business and will terminate
                     five (5) years thereafter. Minimum annual rent guarantee of
                     $25,000.00 or ten (10%) percent of annual gross revenues,
                     whichever is greater. (City Council)


 VII.  RESOLUTIONS

      16. 98-R-013  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an
                    interlocal government
                    agreement between the City of Laredo and the County of Webb
                    to provide funding for the Elderly Nutrition Program at a
                    cost of $20,000.00, contract term for 9 months commencing
                    retroactively January 1, 1998; providing for severability
                    and effective date.

      17. 98-R-028  Opposing the decision of the Texas Department of Public
                    Safety to divert all hazardous materials to Colombia Bridge
                    and to request that any further transportation decisions
                    which affect Laredo be coordinated with and determined by
                    local government.

      18. 98-R-030  Expressing official intent to reimburse costs for settlement
                    of eminent domain lawsuit City of Laredo vs. Jacaman
                    Investment Group in Cause No. E-96-2-C1 for the acquisition
                    of land by eminent domain for the Municipal Airport Runway
                    17L/35R Runway Extension Project.

      19. 98-R-031  Authorizing the City Manager to accept an endowment from the
                    Canseco Foundation in the amount of $50,000.00, for
                    children's programming services at the Laredo Public
                    Library; and authorizing the City Manager and those
                    stipulated in the Gift Agreement to sign and submit any and
                    all related documents as required.

      20. 98-R-032  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the
                    Office of National Drug Control Policy in the amount of
                    $53,480.00, for funding of the Multi-Agency Major
                    Organization Investigation Task Force for the period of
                    January 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998. This grant pays for
                    overtime, travel, rental services, and equipment and
                    supplies for two investigators. This grant is in its second
                    year of funding.

      21. 98-R-033  Authorizing the acceptance of the donation of a total of
                    eighteen (18) bicycles from Mercy Regional Medical Center
                    and Doctors Hospital Inc., for use by the City of Laredo
                    Fire Department E.M.S. Bike Patrol during certain designated
                    City of Laredo sponsored functions or events.

      22. 98-R-034  Declaring the public necessity to acquire the "Surface Only"
                    of one parcel of land necessary for construction of the
                    Laredo Northwest International Bridge IV. Said parcel being
                    Parcel 1 (31.1786 acres of land, more or less), out of
                    Porcion 19, Abstract 47, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas;
                    more particularly described by metes and bounds and
                    authorizing the City

      23. 98-R-036  Canvassing the returns of the special runoff election held
                    on February 14, 1998; and approving the results.

VIII.	MOTIONS
 

      24. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) Electric Motor Repair - Utilities Department and b) Aerial Truck
          Remanufacturing - Fire Department
          A tentative bid of award date for the electric motor repair is
          scheduled for March 16, 1998. A tentative bid of award date for the
          aerial truck remanufacturing is scheduled for April 20, 1998.

      25. Approval of the Aid to Other Agency contract for funding the Del Mar
          Little League, Inc., city-wide big league program in the amount of
          $3,300.00, for fiscal year beginning October 1, 1997 through September
          30, 1998.

      26. Authorizing the City Manager to solicit proposals from interested
          engineering firms to prepare engineering plans and specifications to
          reconstruct aprons, taxiways and runways to include new construction
          of aprons and taxiways as may be needed from time to time by the City
          of Laredo, Laredo International Airport during the next five years.
          Notice to proceed with A&E services on any one project will be
          contingent on the availability of funding for said services and City
          Council approval.

      27. Authorizing the City Manager to solicit Requests for Proposals from
          interested parties to construct, operate and manage a service station
          convenience store, car rental service center and other commercial
          development on an approximate 2.5 acre tract of land located north
          east of the new passenger terminal and along the Bob Bullock Loop road
          at the Laredo International Airport. The proposed lease term is for
          twenty years. The Proponent will specify a minimum monthly rental. In
          addition to the minimum rental, Proponent shall pay to City a
          percentage of gross sales as additional rent. The City would abate the
          cost of off-site improvements.

      28. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the
          Office of National Drug Control Policy in the amount of $356,086.00,
          for 8th year funding for a Multi-Agency Financial Disruption Task
          Force for the period of January 1, 1998 and ending December 31, 1998.

      29. Award of a contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Holt Company of Laredo, Texas,
          in the amount of $383,364.00, for the purchase of one, 23 cubic yard
          landfill elevating scraper for the landfill operations. This equipment
          will be purchased using a total cost bid evaluation process. The bid
          pricing includes provisions for a five year maintenance contract and a
          guaranteed re-purchase price. Delivery of this equipment is expected
          within sixty days.  Funding is available in the Contractual Obligation
          Bond Proceeds.

      30. Award of a contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Holt Company of Texas, Laredo,
          Texas, in the amount of $392,406.00, for the purchase of one, landfill
          compactor. This equipment will be purchased using a total cost bid
          evaluation process. The bid pricing includes provisions for a five
          year maintenance contract and a guaranteed re-purchase price.
          Delivery of this equipment is expected within sixty days. Funding is
          available in the Contractural Obligation Bond Proceeds.

      31. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Sports and Recreation Products,
          Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $16,554.25, for the purchase and
          installation of a playground module at the Azteca playground area
          under construction. This module will be delivered within sixty days. A
          total of two bids were received for this purchase. Funding is
          available from the Azteca Park Project (CD Budget).

      32. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Municipal Pipe and Fabricating
          Co., McAllen, Texas, in the amount of $37,463.00, for the purchase of
          1,750 linear feet of 18" PVC pipe for wastewater applications and 18
          fiberglass manholes for the Utilities Department. These items are
          needed for the Highway 59 construction project. A total of four bids
          were received for these purchases. Funding for this contract is
          available from the Utility Department -Construction Project account.

      33. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, ACT Pipe & Supply Inc., San
          Antonio, Texas, in the amount of $26,083.00, for the purchase of steel
          pipe casing.  The steel casing is requested for the Highway 59
          construction project. Approximately 700 linear feet of 20" steel
          casing and 400 linear feet of 24" steel pipe casing will be purchased.
          A total of four bids were received for this purchase.  Funding is
          available in the Utility Department -Construction Project.

      34. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Wilson Fire Apparatus, New
          Braunfels, Texas, in the amount of $50,007.00, for the purchase of 60
          sets of protective clothing (bunker gear) for the Fire Department. The
          sets include the protective coat, trousers, boots, gloves, suspenders,
          hoods, and helmets. The proposed gear meets all the standards of the
          National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  The bid pricing is
          approximately 3% more than the previous year. A total of five bids
          were received for this purchase. Funding is available in the Fire
          Department - Capital Outlay.

      35. Award of supply contract to the LOW BIDDERS MEETING SPECIFICATIONS,
          National Education Systems, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the amount of
          $132,187.50, for the purchase of 5,000 Spanish language titles
          (books/audio visual-CD), and Davidson Titles, Inc., Jackson, TN, in
          the amount of $107,111.09, for the purchase of 7,574 English language
          titles. This order will increase the book collection by 12,574 new
          additions. A total of eight bids were received for this purchase.
          Funding is available from Library-Books, Library-Audio Visual, Center
          for Non Profit.

      36. Award of an Architectural/Engineering (A/E) Contract to Sepulveda
          Associates Architects, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to
          exceed $51,000.00, to provide surveys, design and the preparation of
          plans and specifications for the Library Conversion (Bruni Plaza)
          Project. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund Bruni
          Plaza.

      37. Award of a construction contract to the Sole Bidder, Cutler Repaving,
          Inc., in the amount of $292,485.96 for the 1997-98 Street Recycling
          Project (162 Blocks).  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement
          Fund Street Materials/Cutler Paving.

      38. Approval of change order no. 1, an increase of $7,142.65, to the
          construction contract with American Contracting Corporation of Texas,
          Laredo, Texas, to provide for improved moisture control for the Re-
          Roofing of the Center for the Arts Building Project located at 500 San
          Agustin Avenue, Old Mercado Historic District. The original
          construction contract amount was $152,000.00 and this change order
          brings the contract amount to $159,142.65. Funding is available in the
          Construction Project/Center for the Arts.

      39. Approval of change order no. 1, a decrease of $138,348.73, for the
          balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the
          Street Improvements Project 59 (45 Blocks), and approval of final
          payment in the amount of $143,817.37, to Ramex Construction Company
          Inc., Houston, Texas.  The original contract amount was $1,297,971.65.
          Final construction contract amount is $1,162,062.92. Funding is
          available in the Water Works '94 Bond Construction Paving Project 59;
          Sewer System '94 Bond Construction Paving Project 59 and Street Fund
          Paving Project 59 Improvements Other Than Building.


  IX.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      40. Presentation regarding the status of the Laredo Northwest
          International Bridge (Bridge IV) and the City's loan application to
          the Texas Department of Transportation for State Infrastructure Bank
          Program funds in support of this project.

      41. Status report regarding an analysis of sites for a recreational
          facility/center within District II.

      42. Advising the City Council of the practice of allowing off-duty Police
          Officers to work security at functions occurring at LIFE Downs and
          requesting City Council concurrence thereby allowing this practice to
          continue.

      43. Update on the status of the Colonias Facility Plan and financial
          application; informing Council that legal action has been taken
          against Paul Garza and Associates; and requesting authorization to
          enter into a contract with TRC Mariah for $34,000.00, to deliver an
          environmental information document to the TWDB and get the project
          moving.

      44. Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code
          Section 551.071(1)(a) to discuss contemplated litigation regarding
          Highland Subdivision Unit III and the North Laredo Wastewater
          Reclamation Plant, and return to open session for possible action
          thereon.
           7:00 RECESS

   X.  COMMUNICATIONS

  XI.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

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

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

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the use of any budgeted but
          not spent monies for capital improvement projects (CIP) in District I
          to be put back into projects within District I.

    B.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. Discussion and possible action on instructing staff to start all the
          necessary negotiations for a Land Use Agreement with the County of
          Webb for the Donation of County owned land on State Highway 59 for the
          construction of the City of Laredo's Regional Fire Training Facility.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding expanding the Brown and Root
          Drainage Study to include a master drainage plan for the Laredo
          International Airport.

       3. Status report regarding the ongoing activities of the Police
          Department, as well as the establishment of a COPS Workstation in the
          Heritage Park Neighborhood.

       4. Discussion and possible action regarding the El Metro route #16, TAMIU
          Express schedule.  (Co-sponsored by Cm. Joe A.  Guerra)

    C.  Requests by Councilmember Joe A. Guerra

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding various taxi cab issues.

    D.  Requests by Councilmember Mario G. Alvarado

       1. Request for staff to schedule a tour of the Border Patrol River Road
          Project with possible action.  This tour should include
          representatives from the International Boundary and Water Commission,
          Rio Grande International Study Center, Border Patrol, Army Corps of
          Engineers, City Health Department, City Engineering Department, City
          Utilities Department, and City Planning Department.

       2. Update from our Legal Department on the noise nuisance ordinance.

       3. Request for a preliminary feasibility study by the Planning Department
          of the proposed truck route extension through the CP & L property,
          with possible action.

       4. Update on the Orilla Avenue Paving Project, with possible action.

    E.  Requests by Councilmember Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo

       1. Discussion and possible action to direct staff to negotiate with
          United Artists Theaters for the purchase of the Plaza Theater for use
          as a community facility for fine art activities and directing staff to
          utilize HUD Section 108 Loan funds for the purchase and rehabilitation
          of said building.

 XII.  PUBLIC HEARINGS


      46. Public hearing to inform the public about the Local Law Enforcement
          Block Grant Program and to solicit input from the public on the
          allocation of funds from the grant awarded to the Laredo Police
          Department by the U.S. Department of Justice.

      47. Public hearing for the voluntary annexation of 420.00 acres, more or
          less, of Unitec Industrial Park Tract as described below, as required
          by Section 43,052 of the Texas Local Government Code.

          TRACT 1:  Unitec Industrial Park Tract - 420 acres,
                    more or less. Petitioner: Royal Joint Venture.

      48. Public hearing to create two new positions as required by a grant,
          awarded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency through
          the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to develop a
          "HazMat Education and Enforcement Program" for the period from January
          1, 1998 through August 31, 1999 and authorizing the City Manager to
          implement changes within man years.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance creating two new positions as required by a grant, awarded
          by the United States Environmental Protection Agency through the Texas
          Natural Resource Conservation Commission to develop a "HazMat
          Education and Enforcement Program" for the period from January 1, 1998
          through August 31, 1999 and authorizing the City Manager to implement
          changes within man years.

      49. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $31,845.00, for direct operating expenses for a
          Multi-Agency Financial Disruption Task Force for the period of July 1,
          1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $31,845.00, for direct operating expenses for a Multi-Agency
          Financial Disruption Task Force for the period of July 1, 1997 and
          ending June 30, 1998.

     50. Public hearing regarding an ordinance creating and adopting Article XI
          of Chapter 19, motor vehicles and traffic, entitled "Truck Traffic" to
          include new sections 19-400 through 19-530, with Section 19-512
          reserved, thereby organizing current sections and the language of the
          code of ordinances as they pertain to truck traffic and adding new
          truck provisions; including: truck routes and sign posting,
          prohibition of nighttime residential departures from truck route, size
          and weight restrictions, oversize and overweight permits to be had at
          a central permitting office, oversize vehicle escort service license,
          truck parking in residential areas, near schools and in central
          business district, trailer parking on streets, adoption of provisions
          of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, minimum truck parking
          fines, delinquent truck lists; providing for severability; and
          providing for an effective date and publication.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance creating and adopting Article XI of Chapter 19, motor
          vehicles and traffic, entitled "Truck Traffic" to include new sections
          19-400 through 19-530, with Section 19-512 reserved, thereby
          organizing current sections and the language of the code of ordinances
          as they pertain to truck traffic and adding new truck provisions;
          including: truck routes and sign posting, prohibition of nighttime
          residential departures from truck route, size and weight restrictions,
          oversize and overweight permits to be had at a central permitting
          office, oversize vehicle escort service license, truck parking in
          residential areas, near schools and in central business district,
          trailer parking on streets, adoption of provisions of the Federal
          Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, minimum truck parking fines,
          delinquent truck lists; providing for severability; and providing for
          an effective date and publication.

      51. Public hearing regarding an ordinance amending the City of Laredo Code
          of Ordinances by deleting the contents of sections 19-12, 19-13, 19-
          267--19-279, 19-347, 28-2 and 28-5 regarding truck traffic and
          amending Section 24.65.0(a) of the Laredo Land Development Code
          regarding parking in residential zones, which said sections having
          been recodified and revised in the new "City of Laredo Truck Traffic
          Ordinance" to be created and adopted in Article XI of Chapter 19,
          providing for severability; and providing for and effective date.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances by deleting
          the contents of sections 19-12, 19-13, 19-267--19-279, 19-347, 28-2
          and 28-5 regarding truck traffic and amending Section 24.65.0(a) of
          the Laredo Land Development Code regarding parking in residential
          zones, which said sections having been recodified and revised in the
          new "City of Laredo Truck Traffic Ordinance" to be created and adopted
          in Article XI of Chapter 19, providing for severability; and providing
          for and effective date.

      52. Public hearing closing the hearing on the Paving Assessment Street
          Improvements Project 60 and fixing a lien and charge.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance closing the hearing on the Paving Assessment Street
          Improvements Project 60 and fixing a lien and charge.

     52a. Approval of construction of the Bond Issue Street Paving Assessment
          Project 60 (26 Blocks) by the Department of Public Works and the
          Utilities Department. Funding is available in the CD Department CDBG
          CD Project, Street Fund/Paving Project 60; Water Works '92 Bond-
          Construction Project 60, Water Works '92 A Bond Construction Paving
          Project 60, Water Works '93 Bond Construction Paving Project 60, Water
          Works '94 Bond Construction Paving Project 60; Sewer System '92 A Bond
          Construction Paving Project 60, Sewer System '90 Bond Construction
          Paving Project 60; and 98 CO Issue Paving Project 60.

      53. Public hearing regarding an ordinance amending Article III, titled
          "Tow Services," of Chapter 32, of the City of Laredo Code of
          Ordinances, thereby revising the sections for tow services on the
          City's Rotation List; providing for permitting, regulations and
          penalties; providing for a restructuring of the fees (allowed to be)
          charged by tow services, increasing the storage and towing fees;
          providing (for the possibility of a centralized City Vehicle Storage
          Facility; providing) an increase in the Rotation List Permit Fee;
          (distinguishing between average towns and heavy-duty wrecker tows;
          calling for a bi-annual review; creating a separate list of tow
          services for tows or storage of stolen vehicles returned from Mexico
          and the fees charged) providing for severability; and providing for an
          effective date and publication.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending Article III, titled "Tow Services," of Chapter 32,
          of the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, thereby revising the
          sections for tow services on the City's Rotation List; providing for
          permitting, regulations and penalties; providing for a restructuring
          of the fees (allowed to be) charged by tow services, increasing the
          storage and towing fees; providing (for the possibility of a
          centralized City Vehicle Storage Facility; providing) an increase in
          the Rotation List Permit Fee; (distinguishing between average towns
          and heavy-duty wrecker tows; calling for a bi-annual review; creating
          a separate list of tow services for tows or storage of stolen vehicles
          returned from Mexico and the fees charged) providing for severability;
          and providing for an effective date and publication.

      54. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's FY 1997-98 annual budget
          in the amount of $369,563.00, for the purchase of creek cleaning
          equipment and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's FY 1997-98 annual budget in
          the amount of $369,563.00, for the purchase of creek cleaning
          equipment and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.

      55. Public hearing regarding an ordinance amending the City of Laredo's
          1997-1998 Annual Budget in the amount of $53,480.00, for funding of
          the Multi-Agency Major Organization Investigation Task Force for the
          period of January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998.

                 INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $53,480.00, for funding of the Multi-Agency Major
          Organization Investigation Task Force for the period of January 1,
          1998 through December 31, 1998.


XIII.  MOTION TO RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO CONVENTION AND VISITOR'S
       BUREAU ADVISORY BOARD

      56. Approval of a contract with Maverick Video Productions in the amount
          of $30,000.00, to produce a Spanish and English tourism video brochure
          for the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

      57. Presentation regarding the on-going activities of the Laredo
          Convention and Visitor's Bureau.


 XIV.  ADJOURNMENT

THIS NOTICE WAS POSTED AT THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 1110 HOUSTON STREET,
LAREDO, TEXAS, AT A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AT ALL
TIMES. SAID NOTICE WAS POSTED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1998 AT 5:30 P.M.

                                  ________________________
                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY