CITY OF LAREDO
                          CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                                A-98-R-23
                          CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                           1110 HOUSTON STREET
                           LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
                              JUNE 1, 1998
                                5:30 P.M.


  I.  CALL TO ORDER

 II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III.  ROLL CALL

 IV.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

      2.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Laredo
          Independent School District for approximately 2,250 square
          feet constituting the southernmost portion of Building No. 574
          located at 5103 Foster Avenue.
          a.)  lease term is for one (1) year,
               commencing May 1, 1998, and ending April 30, 1999
          b.)  monthly rent shall be $540.23, previous monthly rent was
               $514.50; Premises are used for storage.

      3.  Amending Ordinance No. 92-O-113 granting Southwestern Bell
          Telephone Company ( 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 sixty days from the date of
          expiration of May 30, 1998 until July 29, 1998; providing for
          publication and effective date.

      4. Amending Chapter 28 of the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances
         deleting the provisions for noncommercial solicitation permits;
         amending Chapter 21, offenses and miscellaneous provisions,
         thereby adding the following prohibitions against: aggressive
         solicitations including time, place, and manner restrictions,
         false or misleading solicitations and manner of street and
         highway solicitations; urinating or defecating in public;
         entering portions of public buildings without consent; entering
         motor vehicles without consent; public camping including a
         declaration that public camps are nuisances subject to
         abatement; providing for severability and an effective
         date.

     5.  Rescinding Ordinance No. 85-O-099, closing as a public easement
         that section of Texas Avenue between Guadalupe and Chihuahua
         Streets in the Eastern Division of the City of Laredo, Webb
         County, Texas; and Ordinance No. 85-O-108, authorizing the City
         Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively
         convey title to said street section and hereby reopening the
         street as a public easement as the abutting property owners
         need to ingress and egress from this street and provide for
         an effective date.

     6.  Closing as a public easement that section of Moreno Avenue
         between Garfield Street and the north right-of-way line of the
         Texas Mexican Railroad dedicated as a public easement as per
         the Moreno Addition map to the City of Laredo recorded in
         Volume 1, Page 80, Webb County Plat Records and upon closing of
         said street, the City will retain the entire property as a
         utility easement whereby the City will retain right to
         maintain, operate, repair or replace, by itself or by any
         licensee or a holder of a franchise from the City, any poles,
         wires, pipes, conducts, sewer mains or any utility needed in
         the street portion hereof closed as a public easement, and
         hereby approving the submitted Improvement Plan and which is in
         compliance with Section 10 of the Street Closing/Sales Policy
         Handbook as approved per Resolution No. 97-R-140; and
         providing for an effective date.

     7.   An ordinance establishing guidelines and criteria governing
          tax abatements by the City of Laredo; providing for
          severability; providing for an effective date.

     8.  Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute a 1996-1997
         Urbanized Area Formula Program Grant Amendment (No.TX-90-X406-
         03) from the Federal Transit Administration in the maximum
         amount of $4,700,312 and transferring $221,708 (Federal Share)
         from operations to Capital, providing for a local match of
         $55,427  from the Transit Sales Tax Proceeds Budget Reserve
         Account (Fund 518).

     9.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment (increase)
         to the Laredo Municipal Transit Systems FY 1997-1998 Operating
         Budget (Revenue and Expenditures; Fund 558) in the amount of
         $6,400 to $7,043,895 from $7,037,495; transferring funds from
         the Transit Sales Tax Proceeds Budget Reserve Account
         (Fund 518).

    10.  Authorizing the granting and conveyance of a 5 foot wide
         utility easement containing approximately 300 square feet, more
         or less out of the Alamo Street and Camp Avenue public right-
         of-way, situated in the Western Division of the City of Laredo,
         and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary
         documents of conveyance, in order to allow for the provision of
         underground electrical services to the new K.B.D.R./B-100 F.M.
         - 1 radio station antenna tower located at 2810 Anna Avenue
         said 5 foot wide utility easement being more particularly
         described by metes and bounds.

  V.     FINAL READINGS

    11.  98-O-127  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Rental Car
                   Agency Concession and Lease Agreement with Southwest-
                   Tex Leasing Co., Inc., d/b/a Advantage Rent-A-Car for
                   the approximate 171 square feet of office and counter
                   space located in car rental space #4, and for 17
                   parking spaces located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at
                   the Laredo International Airport passenger terminal.
                   a.)  term of the agreement is for five (5) years;
                   b.)  initial monthly concession fee is $1,224.00 and
                        shall be adjusted annually based on changes in
                        passenger enplanement activity;
                   c.)  monthly rent for the office and counter space
                        will be $213.75 per month, plus $170.00 per
                        month for parking.  (City Council)

    12.  98-O-128  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Rental Car
                   Agency Concession and Lease Agreement with Coastal
                   Bend Rent-A-Car, Inc., for the approximate 133 square
                   feet of office and counter space located in car
                   rental space #5, and for 19 parking spaces located at
                   5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International
                   Airport passenger terminal.
                   a.)  term of the agreement is for five (5) years;
                   b.)  initial monthly concession fee is $1,224.00 and
                        shall be adjusted annually based on changes in
                        passenger enplanement activity;
                   c.)  monthly rent for the office and counter space
                        will be $166.25 per month, plus $190.00 per
                        month for parking.  (City Council)

    13.  98-O-129  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Rental Car
                   Agency Concession and Lease  Agreement with Sames
                   Motor Co., Inc., d/b/a Budget Rent-A-Car of Laredo
                   for the approximate 171 square feet of office and
                   counter space located in car rental space #2, and for
                   19 parking spaces located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop
                   \at the Laredo International Airport passenger
                   terminal.
                   a.)  term of the agreement is for five (5) years;
                   b.)  initial monthly concession fee is $1,224.00 and
                        shall be adjusted annually based on changes in
                        passenger enplanement activity;
                   c.)  monthly rent for the office and counter space
                        will be $213.75 per month, plus $190.00 per
                        month for parking.  (City Council)

    14.  98-O-130  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Rental Car
                   Agency Concession and Lease Agreement with Gateway
                   Rent-A-Car d/b/a Hertz Rent-A-Car for the approximate
                   171 square feet of office and counter space located
                   in car rental space #1, and for 19 parking spaces
                   located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo
                   International Airport.
                   a.) term of the agreement is for five (5) years;
                   b.) initial monthly concession fee is $1,224.00, and
                       shall be adjusted annually based on changes in
                       passenger enplanement activity;
                   c.) monthly rent for the office and counter space
                       will be $213.75 per month, plus $190.00 per month
                       for parking.  (City Council)

    15.  98-O-131  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Rental Car
                   Agency Concession and Lease Agreement with Laredo Car
                   Rental, Inc., d/b/a National Car Rental for the
                   approximate 165 square feet of office and counter
                   space located in car rental space #3, and for 19
                   parking spaces located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at
                   the Laredo International Airport.
                   a.)  term of the agreement is for five (5) years;
                   b.)  initial monthly concession fee is $1,224.00, and
                        shall be adjusted annually based on changes in
                        passenger enplanement activity;
                   c.)  monthly rent for the office and counter space
                        will be $206.25 per month, plus $190.00 per
                        month for parking.  (City Council)

    16.  98-O-132  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with
                   Border Maintenance Service, Inc., for approximately
                   2,304 square feet constituting Building #1421 located
                   at 1817 Pappas at the Laredo International Airport.
                   a.)  term of the agreement is for one (1) year
                        commencing July 1, 1998 and ending June 30,
                        1999;
                   b.)  monthly rent shall be $650.00; previous monthly
                        rent was $550.00.  Lease premises are used for
                        office space and a maintenance service workshop.
                        (City Council)

    17.  98-O-133  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with
                   Roberto Villasenor for approximately 960 square feet
                   constituting Building #1319 located at 4011 North
                   Jarvis Avenue, for the purpose of an airline catering
                   service.
                   a.)  term of the lease is for two (2) years
                        commencing on December 1, 1997 and ending
                        November 30, 1999,
                   b.)  monthly rent shall be $288.00 and will be
                        adjusted annually during the primary and
                        extension terms of this lease according to
                        changes in the Consumer Price Index.
                        (City Council)

    18.  98-O-134  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary
                   documents to effectively convey fee simple title to
                   W.E. Haynes, VI, for the sale of the Surface Only  at
                   its fair market value of certain City property
                   described as a tract of land consisting of 15,432.35
                   square feet (55.56 x 277.76) more or less out of and
                   part of that former section of the 3000 block of Ross
                   Street between India and Canada Avenues and being
                   bounded on the North by Block 1877, E.D.  and on the
                   South by Block 1878, E.D. situated in the Eastern
                   Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas and
                   hereby approving the submitted improvement plan in
                   compliance with Section 10 of the Street
                   Closing/Sales Policy Handbook as approved per
                   Resolution No. 97-R-140; and providing for an
                   effective date.  (City Council)

    19.  98-O-135  Ordinance amending the City of Laredo s 1997-1998
                   Annual Budget in the amount of $13,000.00, for a
                   grant from Central Power & Light Company, providing
                   for an effective date.  (City Council)

    20.  98-O-136  Ordinance amending the City of Laredo s 1997-1998
                   annual budget by increasing estimated revenues and
                   appropriations in the Benavides-Herrera home fund by
                   $250,000.00, and authorizing the City Manager to
                   implement said budget. (As Amended)
                   (Cw. Montalvo)

    21.  98-O-137  Ordinance amending the contract with the Texas
                   Department of Health and budget revision in the
                   amount of $514,500.00 in additional funds for a new
                   total of $2,161,807.00 for the Women, Infants, and
                   Children (WIC) Program of the City of Laredo Health
                   Department for the period beginning October 1, 1997,
                   through September 30, 1998.  (City Council)


 VI.     RESOLUTIONS

    22.  98-R-075  Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant
                   application to the governor s office for funding of
                   personnel and direct operating expenses for a multi-
                   agency narcotics task force in the amount of $830,135
                   with the City designating $423,985 in matching funds
                   for a total of $1,254,120 and authorizing the City
                   Manager to sign any and all documents pertaining to
                   this grant application.

   23.  98-R-079   Supporting the designation by the Texas
                   Transportation Commission of the proposed realigned
                   approach roadway that begins at the International
                   Bridge No. 4 and extends to that portion of F.M.3464
                   located one thousand seven hundred forty nine feet
                   west of the west right of way line of Interstate
                   Highway 35, the portion of F.M. 3464 located one
                   thousand seven hundred forty nine feet west of
                   the west right of way line of Interstate Highway 35,
                   and extends east of Interstate Highway 35 for a
                   distance of two miles, as well, as all those sections
                   of Loop 20, within the city limits from a point two
                   miles east of Interstate Highway 35, east and south
                   through the intersections of US Highway 59, State
                   Highway 359, and Southwest to U.S. Highway 83, as
                   Loop 20 (Bob Bullock Loop); and that the City of
                   Laredo agrees to annex the remaining 1.15. miles of
                   existing F.M. 3464 and maintain as a city street once
                   the approach roadway project is complete and the
                   current proposed alignment litigation is resolved.

    24.  98-R-080  Accepting the donation of a 15.4600 acre tract of
                   land more or less, from Robert Muller Family
                   Partnership Ltd., d/b/a Robert Muller LTD., for the
                   construction of the Laredo Northwest International
                   Fourth Bridge. Said tract of land being located in
                   Porcion 19, Abstract 47, Webb County, Texas; more
                   particularly described by metes and bounds.

    25. 98-R-081  Accepting the donation of two tracts of land from
                  Fasken LTD., a Texas Limited Partnership, containing
                  173.641 acres, more or less.  Said tracts of land
                  being tract A , containing 74.03 acres, more or less,
                  for the purpose of constructing and operating an
                  international bridge and related facilities, and tract
                  B, containing 99.611 acres, more or less, for the
                  construction of an access road connecting the
                  International Bridge and related facilities to
                  Interstate Highway 35.  Said tracts being located in
                  Porcion 20, Abstract 48, Webb County, Texas; being
                  generally described below, and more particularly
                  described by metes and bounds.

   26.  98-R-082  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an
                  Interlocal Agreement between the City of Laredo and
                  Laredo Community College for the installation and
                  maintenance of a traffic signal at the new
                  intersection located at the main entrance to Laredo
                  Community College.  Laredo Community College will
                  furnish all the necessary traffic signal hardware
                  and the City will be responsible for its installation
                  and for performing routine maintenance.

   27.  98-R-083  Resolution of the City Council of the City of Laredo,
                  Texas, stating that this City elects to become
                  eligible to participate in tax abatements; and
                  dealing with related matters.


 VII.   MOTIONS

   28.  Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise
        for bids for the following:
        a) lubricants - Fleet Maintenance
        b) lawn maintenance annual contract - Utilities Department,
           Bridge, Parks, Police, Library Departments.
        c) purchase of trees and shrubs - Azteca Neighborhood Park

   29.  Authorization to advertise for Request for Proposals (RFPs) for
        consulting engineering services to prepare a feasibility report
        to locate and Evaluate Future Groundwater Supplies to be
        developed for long term municipal use.  Funding is available in
        the Waterworks Water Availability - Water Availability Study.

   30.  Authorizing the City Manager to seek  Request for Proposals for
        architectural plans and design for the expansion of the Santo
        Nino Health Center which is occupied  by the Women, Infants, and
        Children (WIC) Program of the City of Laredo Health Department.

   31.  Award of a twelve month office supply contract to the LOW
        BIDDER, Executive Office Supply, Laredo, Texas, providing
        general office supplies for all city departments.  This contract
        is based on the lowest cost plus percentage. The City will
        maintain the price schedule for the general office supplies
        listed on the vendor's catalogue. This is the first time this
        contract has been awarded based on a cost plus format.

  32.   Award of a contract to the LOW BIDDER,  Gateway Uniform Service,
        Laredo, Texas in the estimated amount of $74,550.15, for the
        purchase of uniforms for the Police and Fire Department
        personnel.  Full service contracts, which include alteration
        services, will be awarded to the low bidder.  The City has
        included delivery deadlines in the contract documents requiring
        that the clothing be delivered within forty five days after
        receipt of order. The overall contract pricing is approximately
        1% higher than the previous year. A total of three bids were
        received for this purchase.  Funding is available in Police
        Department Uniforms, Fire Department Uniforms, and Bridge System
        Uniforms accounts.

   33.  Award of a contract to the LOW BIDDER MEETING SPECIFICATIONS,
        Dinastia International Corporation, Laredo, Texas, in the amount
        of $35,437.37, for the purchase of one network server, twenty
        four computer workstations, HUBs, and software. This equipment
        will be installed at the DEA offices -Financial Task Force.
        A total of fifteen bids were received for this purchase.
        Funding is available from Southwest Border High Intensity Drug
        Trafficking Area (SWB HIDTA) grant monies.

   34.  Award of a construction contract to the Lowest Bidder, Price
        Construction Inc., in the amount of $398,725.24 for the widening
        of Bustamante Street between Meadow Avenue to Foster and the
        widening of Meadow Avenue between Saunders Street to Bustamante
        Street. 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 Improvements Other
        Than Building account.

    35. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application in
        the amount of $41,500.00, to the Texas Department of Health for
        continuation of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
        (BCCCP) of the City of Laredo Health Department.

   36.  To appoint a member to the Webb County Appraisal District
        Purchase or Build Facility Building Committee.  A feasibility
        study for the building and/or construction of a facility will be
        conducted.

   37.  Approval of a contract with Southwestern Bell in the amount of
        $67,221.74 for telecommunication network wiring - City Hall
        Building.  Funds are available for this project.


VIII.   CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

   38.  Authorizing the City Manager to advertise a request for
        proposals for land acquisition of approximately 50 to 70 acres
        of land within 8 miles of the City Limits for the site
        of the Fire Training Facility.

   39.  Presentation by E. Walker, from Wilbur Smith and Associates
        regarding the City's award by the International Public Parking
        Institute for innovative design of the City's Transit Center.

   40.  Status report on the Extension of Bartlett Avenue from Hillside
        Road to the Del Mar Boulevard Project, approximately 16,500 L.F.
        with possible action.

   41.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Agreement between
        the City of Laredo and Miller and Van Eaton, P.L.L.C.,
        Attorney's at Law, to represent the City of Laredo in
        Southwestern Bell Telephone Company v. City of Laredo, Cause
        Number: CA-L-98-47, in the United States District Court for the
        Southern District of Texas Laredo Division.

   42.  Report by the City s Economic Advisory Council advising of Town
        Hall meetings for the purpose of soliciting input from the
        community regarding the proposed Section 4B Sales and Use Tax
        Special Election to be held within the City on August 8, 1998.
        The proposed Section 4B Sales and Use Tax would create a
        Development Corporation to undertake economic development
        projects to create jobs and improve the quality of life in
        Laredo, Texas.  A one-fourth cent (1/4 cent) Sales and Use Tax
        is proposed.

        The Town Hall meetings are scheduled as follows:
        Wednesday, June 3,  1998 at 6:00 P.M. at Cigarroa Recreation
                                                 Center, 2201 Zacatecas
        Thursday,  June 4,  1998 at 6:00 P.M. at Northeast Recreation
                                                 Center, 320 Wyoming
        Tuesday,   June 9,  1998 at 6:00 P.M. at Tarver Recreation
                                                 Center, 2902 Tilden
        Thursday,  June 11, 1998 at 6:00 P.M. at Farias Recreation
                                                 Center, 1601 Farias

   43.  Report requesting approval of City Council to write-off various
        accounts receivable   that are deemed to be uncollectible.  The
        City s outside audit firm of Baum & Mejia recommended in their
        Letter to Management to write-off antiquated accounts
        receivables. An analysis of the accounts receivable has been
        made and this represents only a portion of the receivables that
        are considered uncollectible.  The Audit Committee approves the
        recommendation.  The financial impact to the City will be an
        expense of $5,259.64 for the current fiscal year.

   44.  Update on the status of the Colonias Facility Plan and financial
        application.

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

   46.  Status report regarding the reconstruction of Calton Road at
        Yeary.

   47.  Amending the HOME Investment Partnerships Program Policy and
        Procedures Manual as it pertains to Downpayment Assistance
        Program.  The following are the proposed changes:
        1) Increase the loan amount of $5,000 up to a maximum of $9,000
           for households with incomes of up to 60% of housing area
           median family income.
        2) Program guidelines would limit the sales prices of the home
           so that the assistance goes to the buyer and affords better
           opportunity for the purchase of affordable housing by low to
           moderate income families.
        3) The sales price for a minimum of: 1,200 square feet would
           range from $60,000 to $64,000; 1,000-1,199 square feet would
           range from $55,000 to $59,000; 850-999 square feet would
           range from $49,000 to $53,000; and 600-850 square feet would
           range from $44,000 to $48,000.
        4) Recommended that assisted homebuyer make a minimum investment
           of $1,000.
        5) Recommended that assisted homebuyer enroll and complete
           homebuyers education course and that no more than $50 be used
           from downpayment assistance to pay for each course.
        6) The loan will be a 2nd lien with Deed of Trust with Vendor s
           Lien and Real Estate Note due on sale or paid back over 24
           months after first lien is paid.

      48.  Consideration of unilateral annexation of 19 tracts of land
           adjacent to or within the boundaries of the City of Laredo
           with possible action to direct staff to proceed with
           surveying and preparation of an annexation schedule.  The
           total acreage of the 19 tracts is 2,522 acres, more or less.

      49.  Presentation on the drainage ordinance and proposed detention
           ponds.

      50.  Presentation regarding a proposal to expand the project
           review and management capabilities of the Engineering and
           Utilities Department by hiring three additional project
           managers.

      51.  Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government
           Code Section 551.071(1)(A) to discuss pending litigation
           regarding Southwestern Bell Telephone Company v. City of
           Laredo, Cause No. CA-L-98-47 in the U.S. District Court for
           the Southern District of Texas Laredo Division, and return to
           open session for possible action thereon.


IX.  COMMUNICATIONS

    X.     CITY COUNCIL PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

      52.  Requests by Mayor and City Council members for presentation
           and discussion.

       A.  Requests by Council member Jose R. Perez

           1.  Discussion and possible action  regarding the immediate
               allocation of the remaining 1.5% pay increase for all
               City of Laredo employees. A ten percent increase was
               approved by the City Council in September 1997.
               (Co-sponsored by Cm. Valdez)

       B.  Requests by Council member Louis H. Bruni

           1.  Status report and possible action on the continuing
               drought conditions existing in Laredo, Texas/Webb County
               with possible implementation of phase one of the
               drought contingency plan.

           2.  Discussion and possible action  on creating an
               ENGINEERING CONTRACT REVIEW COMMITTEE composed of three
               council members to receive suggestions from staff and
               make recommendations to the Laredo City Council.
               (Cosponsored by Cm. Casso, Cm. Guerra, Cw. Montalvo)

           3.  Discussion and possible action on opening Saunders Court
               at the correct street elevation to provide access to the
               property known as Block 1372, Lots 7, 8, 9, and 10;
               commonly known as the Pearl Building on Saunders Street.

           4.  Status report on the Ropa Usada establishment at 2601
               Ash, with possible action.

       C.  Requests by Council member Eliseo Valdez Jr.

           1.  Presentation by Faithful Warriors extending an invitation
               to City Council for the Second Picture a Prayer Day.

           2.  Request for report on traffic congestion on Highway 59
               and San Francisco Avenue as a result of trucks operating
               off the truck route.  Status report regarding what
               efforts have been taken to prevent business from
               encroaching on residential areas with possible action by
               Code Enforcement and Police Department.

           3.  Presentation by Debra Sherwood, Laredo League for Family
               Fun, requesting additional support from the City for the
               Fun Festival on July 4, 1998, with possible action.
               (Co-sponsored by Cm. Guerra)

       D.  Requests by Council member Mario G. Alvarado

           1.  Traffic study for signalization at La Bota Subdivision
               entrance on Mines Road with possible action.

           2.  Request for traffic speed limit reduction analysis on all
               highways approaching the Laredo city limits.

           3.  Update on the Santa Isabel Water Well Project, with
               possible action.


    XI.     PUBLIC HEARINGS

       53.  Public hearing regarding an application by Trinidad B.
            Sarmiento amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
            Laredo by rezoning the south 93.88 ft. of lots 7 & 8, Block
            1729, Eastern Division, located at 2820 Santa Barbara St,
            from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited
            Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission
            recommends approval of this zone change.

                         INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
            Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the Zoning
            Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the south
            93.88 ft.  of lots 7 & 8, Block 1729, Eastern Division,
            located at 2820 Santa Barbara St, from R-3 (Mixed
            Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).

       54.  Public hearing regarding an application by John Joseph
            Jacaman amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
            Laredo by rezoning 14.611 acres as further described by
            metes and bounds, located west of the Bob Bullock Loop, and
            north of the Diamond Subdivison, at Jacaman Ranch, 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) of the City of
            Laredo by rezoning 14.611 acres as further described by
            metes and bounds, located west of the Bob Bullock Loop, and
            north of the Diamond Subdivison, at Jacaman Ranch, from R-1
            (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway
            Commercial District).

       55.  Public hearing regarding an application by John Joseph
            Jacaman amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
            Laredo by rezoning 21.563 acres as further described by
            metes and bounds, located west of the Bob Bullock Loop, and
            north of the Diamond Subdivison, at Jacaman Ranch, 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) of the City of
            Laredo by rezoning 21.563 acres as further described by
            metes and bounds, located west of the Bob Bullock Loop, and
            north of the Diamond Subdivison, at Jacaman Ranch, from R-1
            (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway
            Commercial District)

       56.  Public hearing regarding an application by Oscar J. Zuniga,
            amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
            rezoning 6.413 acres, as further described by metes and
            bounds, located east of Ejido Ave., at Frost St., from AG
            (Agricultural District) to R-1 ( Single Family 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 6.413 acres, as further described by
            metes and bounds, located east of Ejido Ave., at Frost St.,
            from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1 (Single Family
            Residential District).

      57.  Public hearing regarding an application by R&A Rodriguez &
           Sons, Ltd., and Reynaldo H. Rodriguez Sr. General Partner
           authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a mini-
           storage/warehouse, on Lot 3, Block 2, Townlake Plaza, Unit I,
           located at 1234 Townlake Dr. The Planning Zoning Commission
           recommends approval of this Special Use Permit.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
           Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to issue a Special Use
           Permit for a mini-storage/warehouse, on Lot 3, Block 2,
           Townlake Plaza, Unit I, located at 1234 Townlake Dr. ZC-27-98

      58.  Public hearing regarding an application by Rodolfo Hernandez
           amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
           rezoning Lot 6 and the east of Lot 5, Block 894, Eastern
           Division, located at 1619 Market St., from B-3 (Community
           Business 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 Lot 6 and the east of Lot 5, Block 894,
           Eastern Division, located at 1619 Market St., from B-3
           (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial
           District).

      59.  Public hearing regarding an application by Laredo Lodge
           No. 547, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and Drew W. Claes,
           Secretary amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
           Laredo by rezoning 2.207 acres, as further described by metes
           and bounds, located at 6600 San Dario Avenue from B-3
           (Community Business 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 2.207 acres, as further described by metes
           and bounds, located at 6600 San Dario Avenue from B-3
           (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial
           District).

      60.  Public hearing regarding an application by Juan and Berta
           Garcia amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
           Laredo by rezoning Lot 7, Block 4, Indian Crossing
           Subdivision, Unit I, located at 4114 Rio Grande Dr., from
           R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 ( Limited 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 7, Block 4, Indian Crossing
           Subdivision, Unit I, located at 4114 Rio Grande Dr., from R-3
           (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business
           District).

      61.  Public hearing regarding an application by Armando Gutierrez,
           amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
           rezoning 0.0411 acres, as further described by metes and
           bounds, located on the east side of FM1472, one mile north of
           the intersection of Santa Maria Avenue and FM 1472, from AG
           (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Community Business District).
           The Planning and Zoning Commission recommend s approval of
           this zone change.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

           Ordinance amending the  Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
           Laredo by rezoning 0.0411 acres, as further described by
           metes and bounds, located on the east side of FM1472, one
           mile north of the intersection of Santa Maria Avenue
           and FM 1472, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3
           (Community Business District).

      62.  Public hearing regarding application by Alambres, Inc., Steve
           Snow, amending the  Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
           Laredo by  rezoning the 1.667 acres as further described by
           metes and bounds, located south of the intersection of
           Bristol Rd. and Atlanta Dr., from R-3 (Mixed Residential
           District) to R-1-MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing
           District). ZC-33-98.  The Planning and Zoning Commission
           recommends approval of this zone change.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
           Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the Zoning
           Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.667 acres
           as further described by metes and bounds, located south of
           the intersection of Bristol Rd. and Atlanta Dr., from R-3
           (Mixed Residential District) to R-1-MH ( Single Family
           Manufactured Housing District).

      63.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-98 Annual
           Budget by adding 11 new positions for the Laredo Public
           Library and authorizing the City Manager to implement said
           budget.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
           Ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-98 Annual
           Budget by adding 11 new positions for the Laredo Public
           Library and authorizing the City Manager to implement said
           budget.

      64.  Public hearing authorizing the City Manager to amend the City
           of Laredo FY1997-98 Airport/Medical Fund Budget and to amend
           the FY 1997-1998 Airport Operation Budget to appropriate
           $50,691.00, from the FY 1997-1998 Airport Operations Budget
           and authorizing the City Manager to implent said budget for
           Change Order #1 on the construction contract with Pete
           Gallegos.  The Change Order #1 is for the construction of 40
           replacement parking spaces for the United States Postal
           Service affected by the Arkansas Street Extension Project.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
           Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of
           Laredo FY1997-98 Airport/Medical Fund Budget and to amend the
           FY1997-1998 Airport Operation Budget to appropriate
           $50,691.00, from the FY 1997-1998 Airport Operations Budget
           and authorizing the City Manager to implent said budget for
           Change Order #1 on the construction contract with Pete
           Gallegos.  The Change Order #1 is for the construction of 40
           replacement parking spaces for the United States Postal
           Service affected by the Arkansas Street Extension Project.

      65.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY1997-98 Annual
           Budget to reflect an appropriation in Transportation
           Planning Funds.  The appropriation comes from the release of
           1996-1997  Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) unexpended
           funds.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

           Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of
           Laredo FY1997-98 Annual Budget to reflect an appropriation in
           Transportation Planning Funds.  The appropriation comes from
           the release of 1996-1997 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
           unexpended funds.

      66.  Public hearing calling a section 4B Sales and Use Tax Special
           Election to be held within the City on August 8, 1998, making
           provisions for the conduct and ballot thereof and other
           provisions relating thereto.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
           An ordinance calling a section 4B Sales and Use Tax Special
           Election to be held within the City on August 8, 1998,
           making provisions for the conduct and ballot thereof and
           other provisions relating thereto.


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

      67.  Award of contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Sames Motor Co.,
           Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $97,497.00, for the purchase
           of three, replacement support vehicles and authorize the
           rejection of the sole bid received for the purchase of one
           ton truck and one sedan.  The support vehicles will be
           equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel conversion
           systems.  Delivery is expected within 120 days. The purchase
           of the ton truck and the sedan will be deferred due to the
           funding constraints.

      68.  98-RT-073  Certifying that the Transit Department of the City
                      of Laredo, Texas is unable to acquire a trolley
                      bus as specified in bid invitation CMTF-25712-1-
                      96, using compressed natural gas at a projected
                      cost that is reasonably expected to result in no
                      greater net cost over the use of diesel,
                      measured over its expected useful life.

      69.  Authorization to exercise an option to purchase one diesel-
           powered AH-28 American Heritage Streetcar Trolley, from
           Chance Coach, Inc., for $268,564 based on a bid solicitation
           and contract awarded jointly by Capital Metropolitan
           Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) and Metropolitan
           Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro).  The
           Contract included options for purchase of additional
           trolleys, one of which has been made available to Laredo
           Municipal Transit System.

     70.  Authorization for the issuance of requests for proposals for
          bus bench advertising and/or shelter/kiosk advertising sales
          and service.

      71. 98-RT-084   Approval of the Transit Fixed Route Productivity
                      evaluation process as recommended by the Transit
                      Ad Hoc Committee and Transit Staff.

      72.  Public Hearing and Motion to realign Route #5 - Marcella,
           in order to serve a new bus stop at the corner of Foster
           and Pappas streets, on which the Laredo State Center has
           constructed a bus shelter.

 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, May 29, 1998, at 5:30 p.m.


                                          _________________________
                                          Gustavo Guevara, Jr.
                                          City Secretary