CITY OF LAREDO
                              CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

                                     AGENDA

       A98-R-16                                  APRIL 6, 1998

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

       2. Second reading amending Ordinance No. 92-O-113 granting Southwestern
          Bell Telephone Company the non-exclusive right to use the rights-of-
          way in the City for its telecommunications business, by amending
          Section 4 to extend the franchise term for a period of two months from
          the date of expiration of March 31, 1998 until May 30, 1998; providing
          for publication and effective date.

       3. Closing as a public easement that section of the 3000 block of Ross
          Street between India and Canada Avenues, situated in the Eastern
          Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas and providing for an
          effective date.

       4. Authorizing the granting and conveyance of a 12 foot wide utility
          easement located behind the Freddie Benavides Outdoor Recreational
          Complex to Central Power and Light Company, and authorizing the City
          Manager to execute any necessary documents of conveyance, in order to
          allow for the provision of electrical services to the New Laredo
          National Bank South Branch building located at the intersection of
          State Highway 83 at Chacota Street said 12 foot wide utility easement
          being more particularly described by metes and bounds.

       5. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with the City of
          Laredo for approximately 4,000 square feet of office space
          constituting the Second Floor of Building No. 132 located at 4719
          Maher Avenue.

          a. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing May 1, 1998 and ending
             April 30, 1999, and may be extended for four (4) terms of one (1)
             year each ending April 30, 2000, April 30, 2001, April 30, 2002,
             and April 30, 2003.
          b. Monthly rent shall be $3,200.00, and will be adjusted annually
             during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to
             changes in the Consumer Price Index.

          This office space was previously occupied by the Airport Director's
          Administrative Staff.

       6. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with South Texas
          Workforce Development Board for approximately 4,234 square feet
          constituting Building No.  1054 located at 4812 North Bartlett Avenue.

          a. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing March 1, 1998 and ending
             February 28, 1999, and may be extended for one (1) year ending
             February 29, 2000.
          b. Monthly rent shall be $3,600.00, and will be adjusted annually
             during the primary and
             extension term of this lease. Previous monthly rent was $3,437.89.

       7. Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the Lease and
          Specialty Gift Shop Concession Agreement approved by Ordinance No.
          97-O-322 dated January 5, 1998, between the City of Laredo and Jesus
          Garcia. Said amendment will include the requirements for operating a
          Retail News/Gift Shop Concession and because of a typing error change
          the square footage from 1,556 to 556.

   V.  FINAL READINGS

       8. 98-O-091  Rescinding Section 5-4:  No Permits Required for
                    Agricultural Buildings, of the Subdivision Ordinance
                    Handbook; and providing for publication and effective date.
                    (City Council)

       9. 98-O-092  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for
                    auto wrecker service and impound lot on all of Block 1559,
                    Eastern Division, located at 2601 Guadalupe St.
                    (City Council)

      10. 98-O-093  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning 0.755 acres as further described by metes and
                    bounds located on Remington Dr., from R-1 (Single Family
                    Residential District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area
                    District).  (City Council)

      11. 98-O-094  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning Lot 7A, Block 906, Western Division, located at
                    3502 Santa Maria Ave., from B-1 (Limited Business District)
                    to B-3 (Community Business District).  (Mario G. Alvarado)

      12. 98-O-095  Amending provisions of Section 24.73 of the Laredo Land
                    Development Code relating to permits for the drilling, re-
                    entry, or recompletion of oil and gas wells, specifically
                    Section 24.73.1 (4)(a), providing distance restrictions for
                    future development, 24.73.3, providing enforcement for
                    ordinance violations, and Section 24.73.4 (12), requiring a
                    fee for re-entry and recompletion operations, and Appendix
                    "A" amending the definition of "Recompletion Operations".
                    (City Council)

      13. 98-O-096  Creating a special restricted revenue fund in accordance
                    with the Canseco Foundation's Endowment in the amount of
                    $50,000.00 to the Laredo Public Library for children's
                    programming and amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-98
                    Annual Budget to reflect the creation of this fund.  The
                    fund will be named the Canseco Foundation's Children
                    Endowment Fund.  (City Council)

      14. 98-O-097  Amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-98 Annual Budget by
                    reclassifying ten fire fighters to ten assistant driver
                    positions authorized by City Council to be effective upon
                    adoption, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said
                    budget. (City Council)

  VI.  RESOLUTIONS

      15. 98-R-051   Authorizing the City Manager to accept $5,000.00, from the
                     Office of the Comptroller for funding a Tobacco Compliance
                     Program. This money will be used to pay overtime wages to
                     Laredo Police Crime Prevention officers for the enforcement
                     of Senate Bill 55. This will be the first year the City
                     will enter into this agreement and is at no cost to the
                     City.

      16. 98-R-052   Directing publication of notice of intention to issue City
                     of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Airport Revenue
                     Certificates of Obligation, Series 1998, in the principal
                     amount of $1,450,000.00, for the purpose of paying all or a
                     portion of the City's contractual obligations for purpose
                     of acquisition of land at the Municipal Airport in
                     connection with the settlement of a lawsuit in reference to
                     noise abatement at the City's Airport and the payment of
                     legal and fiscal fees in connection with this project.

      17. 98-R-054   Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to
                     submit an application to the United States Environmental
                     Protection Agency for a grant in the amount of $100,000.00,
                     with the City designating $20,000.00, in matching funds
                     and/or in-kind services for a total of $120,000.00, to
                     implement a Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Proper
                     Disposal Program (HHWC&PDP) for a total of three events in
                     1998 and 1999.

      18. 98-R-055   Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Agreement
                     (Convenio) between the City of Laredo and the Secretaria de
                     Comunicaciones Y Transportes ("SCT") of Mexico for the
                     construction of the Laredo IV - Nuevo Laredo III
                     International Bridge.

      19. 98-R-056   Accepting the donation of seven parcels of land from the
                     heirs of Mr. Isaac Hirsch.  Said parcels being Lots 2, 3,
                     8, and 9, Block 158, Western Division, all of Block 724,
                     Western Division, and Lot 1 and the West 1/2 of Lot 2,
                     Block 1082, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County,
                     Texas.

      20. 98-R-057   Declaring the public necessity to acquire the "Surface
                     Only" of one parcel of land necessary as Right-of-Way, for
                     the widening of Gallagher Avenue from the North right-of-
                     way line of Calton Road, north to the South right-of-way
                     line of Hillside Road. Said parcel being the East ten feet
                     of Block No. 3 and the West fifteen feet of Blocks Nos. 2,
                     15, and 18, in the Calton Gardens Subdivision No.  1, City
                     of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and authorizing the City
                     Attorney to initiate eminent domain proceedings to acquire
                     said parcel as Right-of-Way if staff is unable to acquire
                     through negotiations due to inability to agree to a
                     purchase price, conflict of ownership, owner's refusal to
                     sell, and/or inability to locate the listed owner. This may
                     initiate the process of revoking the special use permit.

      21. 98-R-058   Amending Resolution No. 98-R-034 by which the City Council
                     declared the public necessity to acquire the "Surface Only"
                     of one parcel of land necessary for the construction of the
                     Laredo Northwest International Fourth Bridge, being Parcel
                     1 931.1786 acres of land, more or less), out of Porcion 19,
                     Abstract 47, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas. Said
                     amendment will provide for the acquisition of an additional
                     7.4147 acres of land for an amended total of 38.5933 acres
                     of land to be acquired.

      22. 98-R-059   Approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to
                     submit an application to the United States Environmental
                     Protection Agency for two grants in the amount of
                     $100,000.00, with the City designating $100,000.00, in
                     matching funds and/or in-kind services for a total of
                     $200,00.00, to construct a permanent household hazardous
                     waste facility.

 VII. MOTIONS

      23. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) Fire Hose - Fire Department
          b) Water Taps, Annual Contract - Utilities Department
          c) Asphalt Repairs, Annual Contract - Utilities Department
          d) Preventive Maintenance Contact, Variable Frequency Drives, -
             Utilities Department
          e) City Hall Building Telecommunication Re-Wiring Project
          f) Police/Fire Department Uniform Contract
             (6 month)
          g) Park Equipment - Playground Structure, Santa Fe Park
          A tentative bid award date is scheduled for
          May 18, 1998.

      24. Approval of the construction plans and specifications and
          authorization to advertise for bids for the widening of Bustamante
          Street between Meadow Avenue to Foster and the widening of Meadow
          Avenue between Saunders Street to Bustamante Street, with tentative
          award on June 1, 1998.  This project is part of an EDA Grant Project
          No.  08-01-3080 Airport Medical Infrastructure Improvements.  Funding
          is available in the EDA Airport/Medical Park Fund.

     25. Approval of selection and authorization to negotiate an engineering
          contract with Sherfey Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, to provide
          surveys, design and preparation of plans and specifications for an 18
          Inch Diameter Sewer Line on Hillside Road from Yeary Street to IH-35
          to relieve a 90 block area of sanitary sewer surcharges.  Funding is
          available in the Sewer System Hillside Trunk Line.

      26. Approval of the selection of consultants and authorization to
          negotiate six (6) engineering contracts to design, prepare plans and
          specifications and cost estimates for the City of Laredo 1997-98
          Certificate of Obligation Issue Projects:

          a. 400 W. Plum Street at San Francisco Avenue Drainage Improvements to
             WSBC Civil Engineers
          b. 1200 Frost Street at Lyon Avenue Drainage Improvements to WSBC
             Civil Engineers
          c. Alma Pierce Elementary School and Trautmann Elementary School
             Sidewalks to G.G. Salinas Engineering Company
          d. Chaparral Drainage Improvements to Porras Engineering Company.
          e. Texas Avenue/Price Street Drainage Improvements to Crane
             Engineering Company
          f. Calton Road Widening, adjacent to the New Main Library to Mejia
             Engineering Company

          Funding is available in their respective construction project account
          from the C.O. Bond Issue.

      27. Approval of selection and authorization to negotiate an engineering
          contract with Smith Banc Equipment, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, to
          provide engineering services to include a feasibility study, surveys,
          design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Laredo
          Bridge Department Security Systems at the three Laredo International
          Bridges and the proposed Fourth International Bridge.  Funding is
          available in the Bridge System Toll Plaza Improvements.

      28. Approval of selection and authorization to negotiate an architectural
          contract with Design Group International, Laredo, Texas, to provide
          architectural services for Repairing and Remodeling the Canizales Gym
          located at 1600 Guadalupe Street.  Funding is available in the 1998
          Contractual Obligation Issue.

      29. Approval of selection and authorization to negotiate with EMCON
          Engineering and Environmental Services, Austin, Texas, for consulting
          engineering services for an automated leachate collection system at
          the City of Laredo Type I Landfill located on Highway 359 which is to
          include surveying, engineering design, specifications for pumps,
          sensors, control panels, other system components and storage facility,
          preparation of specifications, construction plans, cost estimates, and
          construction management as required for compliance with the Texas
          Natural Resource Conservation Commission's Subtitle D Requirements of
          30 TAC 330 Municipal Solid Waste Regulations.  Funding is available in
          the Landfill Project Engineer Fees.

      30. Authorizing the City Manager to issue a Request For Proposals to Local
          Veterinarians to furnish professional services during the Pet Spring
          Rabies Vaccination Campaign.

      31. Award of annual contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Aldo T.  Rodriguez DBA
          Laredo Electric Motor Service, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount
          of $30,000.00, for providing electric motor repair service for the
          Utilities Department. The bid pricing will be firm during the contract
          period and all repair work will be secured on an as need basis.  The
          contract pricing is approximately the same as the previous contract
          period.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department, Wastewater
          Collection Division -maintenance and Utilities Department, Water
          Treatment Division - maintenance

      32. Award of contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Sani Pak Pacific, Tracy, CA., in
          the amount of $71,060.00, for the purchase of a high vacuum/high
          garbage sterilization system for the new passenger terminal.  This
          system is required by the U.S.  Department of Agriculture (USDA) in
          order to properly discard garbage arriving in international commercial
          passenger flights. Delivery is expected within ninety days.  Funding
          is available in the Airport Fund, Capital Outlay - machinery/equipment
          other than auto.

      33. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Techsas, Houston, Texas, in the
          amount of $20,101.50, for the purchase and installation of twelve
          pneumatic pumps at the City Landfill.  The pumps will be used to
          collect groundwater samples at the City of Laredo Landfill as required
          by Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC) Municipal
          Solid Waste regulations.  The City received a total of two bids for
          this purchase.  Funding is available in Landfill Capital Outlay.

      34. Award of six month rental contracts to the following LOW BIDDERS:

          a) Holt Co. of Laredo,
             Laredo, Texas            $164,400.00,
             2 - 23 cubic yard
             scrapers,
             1 - water wagon
          b) Nueces Power Equipment,
             Laredo, Texas            $ 15,600.00,
             1 - sheepfoot compactor

          This equipment will be used by the Public Works Department for the
          earth work needed at the Father McNaboe Park. This equipment will be
          needed for a period of six months.  The City received a total of three
          bids for this contract.  Funding is available in the Capital
          Improvement Fund Father McNaboe Park.

      35. Award of contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, TAC Environmental Co., Laredo,
          Texas, in the amount of $6,900.00, for the removal of two - 5,000
          gallon underground storage tanks and ancillary equipment from the City
          of Laredo Airport Fuel Farm. Funding is available in the Airport Fuel
          Farm.

      36. Award of thirty six month lease purchase contract to the LOW BIDDER,
          Sames Motor Co., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $228,286.20, for the
          lease of twelve vehicles for the Police Department.  These vehicles
          will be used by the administrative staff and the detective division.
          At the end of the lease contract the City will own the vehicles.  The
          City received a total of three bids for the lease of these vehicles.
          Funding is available in the Police Trust Fund budget.

      37. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER MEETING SPECIFICATIONS, Pace
          Analytical Services, Inc., Houston, Texas, in the estimated amount of
          $15,648.00, to provide laboratory analytical services for the
          groundwater samples collected at the City of Laredo Landfill as
          required by Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC)
          Municipal Solid Waste regulations. Samples will be taken on a
          quarterly basis, testing for ten different parameters. Pace Analytical
          has extensive experience with all TNRCC requirements.  Funding is
          available in the Landfill - Contractural Services.

      38. Award of a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, BNC
          Environmental Services, Inc., Houston, Texas, in the amount of
          $530,820.00, for the construction of an approximately seven (7) acre
          composite landfill liner for Type I Cells 9 and 10.  Funding is
          available in the Landfill Improvements Other Than Buildings.

      39. Approval of change order no. 1, a decrease of $10,390.00, for the
          balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the
          Paving of International Blvd. Project, from Salinas Key Subdivision to
          the west end of Meadowlands Subdivision, approximately 1,800 L.F., and
          approval of final payment in the amount of $33,465.25 to Libcon, Inc.
          The original contract amount was $304,542.50. This change order bring
          the total contract amount to $294,152.50. Funding is available in the
          Capital Improvement Fund International Blvd.

      40. Approval of change order no. 1, a decrease of $13,211.80, acceptance
          of the Alma Pierce Elementary School Drainage and the Herradura Rancho
          Viejo Drainage Improvements Projects, and approval of final payment in
          the amount of $47,522.34 to McLean Construction Inc., Killeen, Texas.
          The original contract amount was $261,012.40.  This change order bring
          the total contract amount to $247,800.60.  Funding is available in the
          Capital Improvement Fund Herradura/Rancho Viejo Drainage.

      41. Approval of change order no. 1, a decrease of $2,165.00, for the
          balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the
          Southgate Pilot Channel Improvements, and approval of final payment in
          the amount of $67,592.24, to Pete Gallegos Paving, Inc. The original
          contract amount was $333,823.00. This change order will bring the
          total contract amount to $331,658.00. Funding is available in the
          Drainage Improvements - Southgate Pilot Channel.

      42. Rescinding the contract awarded to Powell Watson Motors, Laredo,
          Texas, in the amount of $57,924.00, for the purchase of three, 3/4
          ton, dedicated CNG engine trucks. The engine bid by Powell Watson
          Motors was not a dedicated CNG engine but rather a gasoline engine
          that was ready for CNG conversion.  Staff is requesting authorization
          to purchase these vehicles from the next bidder, Philpott Motors, Port
          Neches, Texas, in the amount of $61,797.00.  Funding is available from
          1998 contractual obligation issue proceeds and from surplus in
          previous CO issues.

          Staff also requests authorization to purchase two additional trucks
          with the bid pricing from the contract awarded on 03/16/98. One 1/2
          ton extended cab truck with a dedicated CNG engine, will be purchased
          from the low bidder, Sames Motor Co., Laredo, Texas, in the amount
          $21,650.00. This truck will be assigned to the creek cleaning
          operation and funding is available from the monies allocated for the
          purchase of creek cleaning equipment. A 1/2 ton regular cab truck with
          a CNG bi-fuel system, will be purchased from the LOW BIDDER, Philpott
          Motors, Port Neches, Texas, in the amount of $18,864.00. This truck
          will be assigned to the Health Department's WIC program. The Texas
          Department of Health authorized the purchase of one truck from WIC
          surplus funds.

      43. Refund of property taxes in various amounts to the following
          individuals or companies:

          a. J.C. Trevino III, Trustee, in the amount of $1,946.33 as a result
             of a clerical error.
          b. Norwest Mortgage Inc. in the amount of $730.58 as a result of an
             overpayment.
          c. The Laredo National Bank in the amount of $514.23 as a result of a
             clerical error.
          d. First (1st) Nationwide Meeting in the amount of $524.65 as a result
             of an overpayment.
          e. U.S. Small Business Administration in the amount of $798.25 as a
             result of a clerical error.
          f. North House Inc. in the amount of $1,329.08 as a result of a
             clerical error.

      44. Motion approving the Early Voting Branch sites and Early Voting
          Temporary Mobile locations.

VIII.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      45. Presentation by Frank Leach of the Laredo Development Foundation
          regarding an incentives package for Laredo/Webb County economic
          development.

      46. Status reports regarding the implementation of the City of Laredo FAR
          PART 150 Airport Noise Comparability Program and installation of the
          Terminal Automated Radar Display Information System (TARDIS).

      47. Discussion and possible action on request to reconsider the site of 51
          acres of highway frontage purchased by the City of Laredo for Fire
          Training Facility at this location.

      48. Presentation by Rust Engineering on the status of the landfill
          vertical expansion permit and a contingency plan to acquire land for
          future landfill needs.

  IX.  COMMUNICATIONS

      a. Recognizing City of Laredo employees for their participation and
         contribution to the 1997-1998 United Way of Laredo Campaign.

   X.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

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

A.   Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. Discussion and possible action on several citizen complaints in the
          Eastwood Estates Subdivision: El Metro service, Speed Hump Pilot
          Project, Initiation of the POPS program (Property Oriented Police
          Services), and traffic signs at 3212 Lyon.

       2. Status report on the TRAK System (Technology to Recover Abducted Kids)
          with possible action.

       3. Status report on the DTN Weather Modification System.

       4. Discussion and possible action on the illegal parking occurring at the
          2200 Block of Elm.

B.  Requests by Councilmember Alfonso Casso, Jr.

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the creation of a Tree Board
          with possible appointees.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the Laredo Emergency Planning
          Committee.

       3. Discussion and possible action regarding the creation of a water park
          overlooking the Rio Grande with possible financing with proposed sales
          tax.

C.  Requests by Councilmember Eliseo Valdez Jr.

       1. Discussion and possible action on the city-wide graffiti problem.

       2. Discussion and possible action on illegal dumping.

D.  Requests by Councilmember Joe A. Guerra

       1. Presentation by Rene Cervantes on health care benefit abuse by:
          a) Hospitals
          b) Home Health Services
          c) PHP (Partial Hospital Programs)
          d) Private pay and nursing home facilities

       2. Presentation by Esequiel Maldonado regarding City of Laredo master
          plumbers.

       3. Discussion and possible action on the proposed South Texas Regional
          Waste Management Project/Facility and a declaration of continued
          interest for the possible participation by the City of Laredo.

       4. Status report on the construction of the sidewalks leading to Clark
          Elementary School, with possible action.

XI.  PUBLIC HEARINGS

      50. Public hearing providing interested persons an opportunity to comment
          on the proposed amendment of the City of Laredo's 1995 Consolidated
          Plan to reflect changes in the strategic portion of the Plan
          pertaining to housing and non-housing initiatives and funding portions
          for the period October 1, 1995 through September 30, 1999.

      51. Public hearing amending Chapter 30, Taxation, Article II, Hotel
          Occupancy Tax, Section 30-17; levy; exceptions, amending subsections
          (b) and (c), and adding subsections (d) and (e) to the Code of
          Ordinances of the City of Laredo.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending Chapter 30, Taxation, Article II, Hotel Occupancy Tax,
          Section 30-17; levy; exceptions, amending subsections (b) and (c), and
          adding subsections (d) and (e) to the Code of Ordinances of the City
          of Laredo.

      52. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $90,000.00, for a donation by the Friends of the
          Library, Laredo, Texas, providing for effective date.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the amount
          of $90,000.00, for a donation by the Friends of the Library, Laredo,
          Texas, providing for effective date.

      53. Public hearing establishing a fifteen (15% penalty on delinquent
          Miscellaneous Receivables Accounts that are past due for more than 180
          days in order to defray the cost of collection; and providing for the
          referral of such past due accounts to the contracted delinquent tax
          attorney; and providing for the notification, and an effective date.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Establishing a fifteen percent (15%) penalty on delinquent
          Miscellaneous Receivables Accounts that are past due for more than 180
          days in order to defray the cost of collection; and providing for the
          referral of such past due accounts to the contracted delinquent tax
          attorney; and providing for the notification, and an effective date.

      54. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1998 budget in the amount
          of $356,086.00, for funding of operating expenses and personnel for an
          organized Multi-Agency Financial Disruption Task Force for the period
          of January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the City of Laredo's 1998 budget in the amount of
          $356,086.00, for funding of operating expenses and personnel for an
          organized Multi-Agency Financial Disruption Task Force for the period
          of January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998.

      55. Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 1537, Eastern Division, located
          on the northeast corner of the intersection of Ash St., and Texas
          Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-1 (Single Family
          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
          Lots 1 and 2, Block 1537, Eastern Division, located on the northeast
          corner of the intersection of Ash St., and Texas Ave., from M-1 (Light
          Manufacturing District) to R-1 (Single Family Residential District).

      56. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $5,000.00, and authorizing the City Manager to enter
          into an agreement with the Office of the Comptroller for the
          reimbursement of $5,000.00, for funding a Tobacco Compliance program.
          This money will be used to pay overtime wages for Laredo Police Crime
          Prevention officers involved in this operation.  This will be the
          first year the City has entered into this agreement and is at no cost
          to the City.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the amount of
          $5,000.00, and authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement
          with the Office of the Comptroller for the reimbursement of $5,000.00,
          for funding a Tobacco Compliance program.  This money will be used to
          pay overtime wages for Laredo Police Crime Prevention officers
          involved in this operation.  This will be the first year the City has
          entered into this agreement and is at no cost to the City.

    57.  Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
         Department of Health and Budget revision for the Tuberculosis
         Prevention Control Projects of the City of Laredo Health Department to
         reflect two budgets: the TB Federal Projects for the period beginning
         January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998, in the amount of
         $99,950.00, and the "Los Dos Laredos" TB Binational Project for the
         period beginning January 1, 1998, through June 30, 1998, in the amount
         of $46,438.00.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of
          Health and Budget revision for the Tuberculosis Prevention Control
          Projects of the City of Laredo Health Department to reflect two
          budgets: the TB Federal Projects for the period beginning January 1,
          1998, through December 31, 1998, in the amount of $99,950.00, and the
          "Los Dos Laredos" TB Binational Project for the period beginning
          January 1, 1998, through June 30, 1998, in the amount of $46,438.00.

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

      58. Amending Ordinance 95-OT-308, to:

          a. Delete the bus bench advertising rates included in the introductory
             section and Section 1, and
          b. Amend the advertising policy to add prohibitions advertising for
             tobacco and alcoholic beverages and sexually oriented businesses.

      59. Authorization to solicit bids for the purchase of the following items:

          a. replacement support vehicles (3 - utility vehicles, 1 - truck, 1 -
             midsize sedan); bids will be accepted on conventional, bi-fuel, and
             dedicated CNG engines.
          b. heavy duty brake drum and disk lathe

      60. Motion to reject all proposals received in response to a solicitation
          for used transit buses. The proposals received were for 1981 and 1982
          model buses with refurbished bodies. However, the drive trains of
          these buses have not been refurbished and are in unknown condition.
          Hence, in addition to the minimum $175,000.00 cost, additional
          investment may be necessary to replace or rebuild the engines and
          transmissions before placing them into service. No funds were provided
          for this purchase in the current budget.

      61. Motion to authorize the City Manager to solicit proposals for bus
          bench and shelter/kiosk advertising sales and service. This
          solicitation seeks a private sector contractor to construct, place and
          maintain bus stop benches and shelters in exchange for the right to
          sell advertising and provide a portion of the advertising revenues to
          the City.

      62. Public hearing to defer indefinitely the implementation of proposed
          Loop 20 Shuttle and South Laredo Circulator and in lieu thereof, add
          one bus to the Santa Rita Route from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  and from
          3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday to provide additional
          capacity and service frequency.

                                     MOTION
          Public hearing to defer indefinitely the implementation of proposed
          Loop 20 Shuttle and South Laredo Circulator and in lieu thereof, add
          one bus to the Santa Rita Route from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and from
          3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday to provide additional
          capacity and service frequency.

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, APRIL 3, 1998 AT 5:30 P.M.

                                  ________________________
                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY