CITY OF LAREDO
                              CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                                    A98-R-25
                              CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                               1110 HOUSTON STREET
                               LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
                                  JUNE 15, 1998
                                    5:30 P.M.

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

      2.  City Council Meeting, April 27, 1998
          City Council Meeting, May 4, 1998
          Special City Council Meeting, May 5, 1998
          Special City Council Meeting, May 11, 1998

   V. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

      3.  Amending Chapter 2, Article II, Division 6, of the Code of Ordinances
          of the City of Laredo, entitled pay administration, by amending
          Section 2.87.7(d)(15)(c), thereby adopting a revised pay schedule
          increasing all steps in all grades in the pay schedule by one and one-
          half percent (1 1/2%) with a revised effective date of implementation
          of May 31, 1998.

      4.  Second reading 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 to sixty
          days from the date of expiration of May 30, 1998 until July 29, 1998;
          providing for publication and effective date.

      5.  Approving and authorizing the execution of a 40' x 40' permanent
          equipment and access easement with Southwestern Bell Telephone located
          along Foster Avenue at the Laredo International Airport. Authorizing
          the City Manager to execute all necessary documents of conveyance
          effectuating same. Said equipment and access easement is more
          particularly described by metes and bounds.

      6.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with the State
          of Texas General Services Commission on behalf of the Texas Department
          of Health, Public Health Region 11, for 2,025 square feet of office
          space at the City of Laredo Health Complex located at 2600 Cedar
          Street.
          a. lease renewal term will be from September 1, 1998, through August
             31, 1999;
          b. no rental cost, lessee will pay a sum in the amount of $770.42 per
             month for electricity and janitorial services.

      7.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a sublease with Arturo
          Fernandez, where the City of Laredo Engineering Department is
          subleasing from him for approximately 8,580 square feet constituting
          Building #55 located at 4818 Thomas Avenue at the Laredo International
          Airport.
          a. lease term is for five (5) years commencing July 1, 1998 and ending
             June 30, 2004 (negotiable).
          b. monthly rent shall be $3,500.00 for the first two years.  Starting
             July 1, 2000 until June 30, 2002 the rent may increase not to
             exceed 5% of the original rent amount. On July 1, 2002 rent may
             increase not to exceed 5% of the original amount.

      8.  Authorizing the waiver parking fees at the Laredo Transit Center for
          patrons at the garage between 7:00 P.M. and 11:00 P.M. on Thursday,
          June 25, 1998, subject to a $100 contribution by the Laredo
          Philharmonic Orchestra (L.P.O.).  The parking fees will be waived in
          order to support the L.P.O.'s Mozart Opera Gala Festival, a community
          event, in downtown Laredo.

  VI. FINAL READINGS

      9. 98-O-118  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 Road and Atlanta Drive, from R-3
                   (Mixed Residential District) to R-1-MH (Single Family
                   Manufactured Housing District).  (Mario G. Alvarado)

     10. 98-O-138  Ordinance 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.  (City Council)

     11. 98-O-139  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. (City Council)

     12. 98-O-140  Ordinance 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.
                   (City Council)

     13. 98-O-141  Ordinance establishing guidelines and criteria governing tax
                   abatements by the City of Laredo; providing for severability;
                   providing for an effective date. (City Council)

     14. 98-O-142  Ordinance 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). (City Council)

     15. 98-O-143  Ordinance 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). (City Council)

     16. 98-O-144  Ordinance 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.  (City Council)

     17. 98-O-145  Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the Zoning
                   Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the south
                   93.88 feet 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).
                   (Jose R. Perez)

     18. 98-O-146  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 Subdivision, at Jacaman Ranch, from R-1
                   (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway
                   Commercial District). (Louis H. Bruni)

     19. 98-O-147  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 Subdivision, at Jacaman Ranch, from R-1
                   (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway
                   Commercial District). (Louis H. Bruni)

     20. 98-O-148  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).  (Louis H. Bruni)

     21. 98-O-149  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 Drive.
                   (Louis H. Bruni)

     22. 98-O-150  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). (Joe A. Guerra)

     23. 98-O-151  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). (Mario G. Alvarado)

     24. 98-O-152  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).  (Mario G. Alvarado)

     25. 98-O-153  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. (City Council)

     26. 98-O-154  Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of
                   Laredo FY 1997-98 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 implement 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.
                   (Louis H. Bruni)

     27. 98-O-155  Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of
                   Laredo FY 1997-98 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. (City Council)

     28. 98-O-156  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 including but not limited to the
                   general composition of the Economic Development Corporation
                   Board of Directors if such tax measures should pass.
                   (City Council)

 VII. RESOLUTIONS

     29. 98-R-085  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Interlocal
                   Agreement between the City of Laredo and United Independent
                   School District for the Construction and Management of Father
                   Charles M. McNaboe Park.

     30. 98-R-087  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an inter-local
                   agreement between the City of Laredo and Laredo Community
                   College. This agreement between the City of Laredo and Laredo
                   Community College is for the joint use of the Laredo
                   Community College swimming pool. This agreement stipulates
                   the various responsibilities of each entity and allows for
                   the swimming pool to be used by the general public on
                   Saturday and Sunday during the City's pool hours and season.
                   The term of this agreement is perpetual unless a sixty day
                   written notice is given by either party.

     31. 98-R-088  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the
                   Governor's Office for funding of personnel and direct
                   operating expenses for a Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force in
                   the amount of $758,249.00, with the City designating
                   $294,166.00 in matching funds for a total of $1,052,415.00
                   for the period beginning June 1, 1998 and ending May 31, 1999
                   and authorizing the City Manager to sign any and all
                   documents pertaining to this grant application.

     32. 98-R-089  Resolution expressing the support of the City Council of the
                   City of Laredo, to consider in the U.S.  83/Port Roads
                   Corridor Study, Converting US 83 into a four lane divided
                   highway with a freeway connector to IH 35.

     33. 98-R-091  Appointing the nominee, John Charles, of District II
                   Councilmember Louis H. Bruni, to the Planning and Zoning
                   Commission, the nominee, Tammi Casso to the Parks and
                   Recreation Advisory Board.

     34. 98-R-092  Appointing the nominee, Elmo Lopez Jr., of District III
                   Councilmember John C. Galo, to the Planning and Zoning
                   Commission and Crispin Sanchez to the Airport Advisory Board.

     35. 98-R-093  Authorizing the acceptance of 20 foot wide right-of-way
                   easement located approximately 1/4 mile East of the
                   intersection of Del Mar Boulevard and Loop 20, said 20 foot
                   wide easement containing approximately 6,158.33 square feet,
                   more or less out of Porcion 25, Abstract 50, Juan F. Garcia,
                   original grantee, Webb County, Texas, and also being out of
                   share 3, consisting of 89.20 acres conveyed to Carlos P.
                   Cantu, Jr., Oralia Cantu Garza, and Graciela Cantu Botello
                   recorded in County Clerks File Number 44850 of the Webb
                   County Deed Records, said 20 foot wide right-of-way easement
                   being more particularly described by metes and bounds.

VIII. MOTIONS

     36.  Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) ammunition - Police Department
          b) safety footwear, six month contract - Various Departments
          c) RFP - Ambulance Billing Software/EMS Data Collection Hardware -
             Health Department/Fire Department
          d) grinding of wood waste material at the landfill - Public Works -
             Landfill
          A tentative bid award date is scheduled for August 3, 1998.  Funding
          is available in the department's operating budget.

     37.  Approval to advertise for bids for the purchase of hand-held computers
          for issuing parking meter citations. These computers provide the meter
          enforcement officer immediate access to records of autos with tickets
          outstanding, allow immediate booting, and print tickets with legible
          information.

     38.  Approval to advertise for bids for the purchase of vandal-proof lower
          housing assemblies and coin cartridges for parking meters. These
          housing assemblies will replace older meter housings that were
          vandalized continuously and also will prevent physical removal of
          coins from the meters.

     39.  Approval of the construction plans and authorization to advertise for
          bids for a New Parallel Taxiway Phase "D" at the Laredo International
          Airport Passenger Terminal and Related Airside/Landside Improvements
          with tentative award on July 6, 1998. This project will be funded 90%
          by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Funds and 10% Airport Funds.
          Funding is available in the Airport Improvement Other Than Building.

     40.  Approval of selection of consultant and authorization to negotiate an
          engineering contract with Sherfey Engineering Company, L.L.C., Laredo,
          Texas, to provide surveys, design and preparation of plans and
          specifications and cost estimates for the Cherry Hill Drive
          Reconstruction Project from Pappas Street to Sandman Road. Funding is
          available in the Capital Improvement Fund Cherry Hill Drive Widening.

     41.  Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, J.R. Landscaping, Laredo, Texas,
          in the amount of $56,080.00, for sodding and hydro-seeding the
          landscape areas around the new airport terminal.  A total of three
          bids were received for this service. Funding is available in the
          Airport's construction account.

     42.  Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Cantu America Construction Co.,
          Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $18,950.00, for the installation
          of carpet and resilient tile flooring, and interior painting at the
          Municipal Court building. The contract vendor will commence the
          contract work within three weeks. A total of three bids were received
          for these services.

     43.  Award of contract to the SOLE BIDDER, American Sterilizer Company,
          Erie, PA, in the amount of $20,625.00, for the purchase and
          installation of a re-manufactured laboratory sterilizer. This will be
          a replacement unit.  Delivery is expected within sixty days.

     44.  Rescind the contract awarded to Fort Bend Services, Stafford, Texas,
          for furnishing an anionic polymer used in the water treatment process
          due to delivery problems and award a new two year contract to the next
          LOWEST BIDDER, Polydyne, Inc., Toledo, Ohio, in the estimated yearly
          amount of $33,120.00.  This chemical is being used on a belt press
          that was recently put in service. The new contract is $0.01/lb higher.
          All purchases will be on a per need basis.  A total of three bids were
          received for this purchase. Funding is available in the Utilities
          Department - Water Treatment Division - Chemicals.

     45.  Approval to reject the sole response received from Farias and Farias,
          Inc., Licensed U.S. Customhouse Brokers, on behalf of the South Texas
          Regional Waste Management Project, for the Request of Proposals from
          Land Property Owners and Realtors for available undeveloped ranch land
          to be purchased for the development of a Municipal Solid Waste Type I
          Landfill and to re-advertise. The sole response received is for land
          outside the Webb County Limits and does not meet the requirements of
          the Request for Proposals (RFP).  Funding is available from the 1998
          CO Issue Land.

     46.  Approval of selection of consultant and authorization to award an
          engineering contract to Mejia Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, for
          an amount not to exceed $17,060.00 to provide consulting services for
          the construction phase of the project, contract administration, and
          revision and preparations of plans and specifications with cost
          estimates for the Calton Road Widening and Signalization from IH-35
          (San Dario) to halfway between San Francisco Avenue to Yeary Street.
          Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund Calton Road
          Widening and Signalization.

     47.  Approval of change order no. 1, a net increase of $2,457.72, for the
          balance of quantities actually constructed in place with an increase
          primarily in street milling, acceptance of the 1997-98 Street
          Recycling Project (151.5 Blocks), and approval of final payment in the
          amount of $144,880.52 to Cutler Repaving, Inc., Lawrence, Kansas. The
          original contract amount was 292,485.96. This change order brings the
          total contract amount to $294,943.68. Funding is available in Capital
          Improvement Fund Street Materials/Cutler Repaving and Capital
          Improvement Fund.

     48.  Approval of change order no. 1, a net decrease of $2,430.00, credit on
          the betterment fund, acceptance of the Laredo Health Department Canopy
          for the Perimeter of the W.I.C. Building located at 2600 Cedar Avenue,
          and approval of final payment in the amount of $13,057.00 to Cantu-
          America Construction Co., Inc., Laredo, Texas. The original contract
          amount was $133,000.00.  This change order brings the total contract
          amount to $130,570.00.  Funding is available in the Health Fund
          Retainage Payable and Health Building.

     49.  Approval of change order no. 4, a net increase of $59,374.00 for the
          balance of quantities actually constructed in place, primarily for the
          installation of a sanitary sewer squeegees on the sludge thickener
          collector mechanisms and other related improvements, and payment for
          standby, acceptance of the Jefferson Street Water Treatment Solids
          Handling Improvements Project and approval of final payment in the
          amount of $154,299.00 to Lambda Construction Company, New Braunfels,
          Texas. The original contract amount was $2,451,300.00.  This change
          order brings the total contract amount to $2,686,374.00.  Funding is
          available in the Waterworks System '94 Bond; Waterworks System
          Retainage Payable and in the Waterworks System '97 Bond Sludge
          Disposal Jefferson.

     50.  Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $7.323.50 for additional
          design and surveying services not part of the original scope of work
          of the engineering contract with Sherfey Engineering Company, Laredo,
          Texas, for the Airport Medical Park Infrastructure Improvements, a
          U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA)
          Project No. 08-01-03080. The original contract amount was $95,500.00.
          This amendment brings the total contract amount to $102,823.50.
          Funding is available in the EDA Airport/Medical Park Project Engineer
          Fees.

     51.  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 sale price 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 sale price for a minimum of: 1,200 square feet would be a
             maximum of $64,000; 1,000-1,199 square feet would be a maximum of
             $59,000; and 850-999 square feet would be a maximum of $53,000.
          4) Recommend that assisted homebuyer make a minimum investment of
             $1,000.
          5) Recommend 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 to 36 months after first lien is
          paid.

     52.  Refund of property tax to Arturo Nicolas Meraz in the amount of
          $1,338.48 due to a WCAD (Webb County Appraisal District) clerical
          error.

     53.  Modify the City's Procurement policy to allow the City Manager to
          approve all contracts and change orders not exceeding $15,000.00 in
          accordance to provisions of the State of Texas -Local Government Code.
          The City's current policy sets a limit of $10,000.00. This change will
          mirror the provisions of Section 252.021 of the Local Government Code
          - Competitive Bidding and Competitive Proposal Requirements.

     54.  Ratifying the City Manager's submittal of a grant application to the
          Texas Department of Health for an Abstinence Education Program in the
          amount of $319,399 ($136,886 non-monetary in-kind match by LISD). This
          program will be partnered by the City of Laredo Health Department and
          the Laredo Independent School District.

     55.  Authorizing the 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
          priorities for the period October 1, 1995 -September 30, 1999.

  IX. CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

     56.  Presentation and possible action regarding the request by City Council
          to study the feasibility of initiating a speed hump pilot project at
          several residential streets identified by City Council to address
          neighborhood speeding concerns.

     57.  Informing City Council of Staff recommendations regarding the traffic
          signal studies conducted at the intersections of Calle Del Norte and
          St. James/West Drive, Mann Road and Northgate, and McPherson Road and
          Fenwick Drive, as was requested by City Council, with possible action

     58.  Award a two year extension of a Professional Service Contract to Baum
          & Mejia Certified Public Accountants in the amount not to exceed
          $80,000 per year to perform the annual financial and compliance audit
          of the City of Laredo for fiscal year ending September 30, 1998 and
          1999.

     59.  Presentation by City Manager regarding the support from Laredo
          Development Foundation on the 1/4 economic development sales tax with
          two provisions.

     60.  Presentation of a draft Comprehensive Stormwater Management
          Ordinance(s) and Stormwater Management Guidance Manual by the
          consultant Carter and Burgess, Inc., Houston, Texas per the City's
          National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water
          requirements. The ordinance(s) and guidance manual are the initiation
          of the Stormwater Master Planning Process.

     61.  Authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the Federal
          Aviation Administration requesting that the Laredo International
          Airport be redesignated an eligible airport for participation in the
          Military Airport Program grant program.  Applications must be received
          by FAA on or before
          June 26, 1998.

     62.  Informing the City Council of the proposed construction of a detention
          pond at South Development Industrial Park, Unit II located at South of
          Highway 359 and east of the Bob Bullock Loop.

     63.  Status report on the potential privatization of the Utilities
          Department. Presenting the results of the proposal evaluation and
          interviews and selection of Malcolm Pirnie Inc., to be the firm that
          will conduct an operational assessment of the department, determine
          the feasibility of privatization and recommend intermediate steps as
          appropriate. Requesting authorization to proceed with negotiations.

     64.  Status reports regarding the implementation of the City of Laredo FAR
          PART 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Program and scheduling of
          neighborhood meetings.

     65.  Presentation with possible action regarding setting Airport Rates and
          Charges to be paid by the airlines for use of the new airport
          passenger terminal.

   X. COMMUNICATIONS

  XI. CITY COUNCIL PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

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

      A.  Requests by Council member Alfredo Agredano

          1. Discussion and possible action regarding replacement of fencing for
             Garcia-Vela Field for All Star Tournament.

      B.  Requests by Council member Louis H. Bruni

          1. Discussion and possible action on enforcing the City of Laredo
             truck route.
             (Co-sponsored by Councilman Eliseo Valdez Jr.)

          2. Status report on the extension on Arkansas Street, with possible
             action.

          3. Discussion and possible action on the lack of street striping in
             District II.

          4. Confirmation of the appointment of Molly Hall Alegria and Tammi
             Casso to the City of Laredo Tree Board USA.

      C.  Requests by Council member John C. Galo

          1. Discussion and possible action on the cleanup of Chacon Creek. (Co-
             sponsored Cm. Alfredo Agredano)

          2. Request for a traffic study on Meadow concentrating from Market
             South for consideration on identifying possible locations for
             traffic control devices.
             (Co-sponsored Cm.  Alfredo Agredano)

      D.  Requests by Council member Eliseo Valdez Jr.

          1. Discussion with possible action on improving street light
             illumination on Saunders as part of the Highway 59 improvements.

          2. Discussion with possible action on requesting that the water
             utilities department provide self addressed envelopes with the
             bills for the convenience of the elderly and all those who do not
             have transportation.

          3. Request for a report on what our share of drug seizure monies have
             been this year with possible action on a request that more of these
             monies be used for the purchase of unmarked cars for use in the
             establishment of special task forces that some of our special
             grants provide for us.  (Co-sponsored by Cm. Consuelo "Chelo"
             Montalvo)

          4. Request for information or update on the status of the most recent
             FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) studies with possible
             action on expediting the completion of the study.

      E.  Requests by Council member Joe A. Guerra

          1. Discussion and presentation by Del Trautmann on detention ponds in
             northeast Laredo with possible action.

      F.  Requests by Council member Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo

          1. Discussion and possible action regarding obtaining an engineer for
             plans and specifications to redesign Zaragoza Street between Flores
             and Convent.

          2. Recognition of Judge Hector Liendo for his exemplary community
             work.

      G.  Requests by Council member Mario G. Alvarado

          1. Discussion and possible action showing City Council support for the
             inclusion of the first phase of the Outer Loop (Hachar Road) into
             the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) of the Laredo Urban
             Transportation Study (MPO).

          2. Discussion and possible action on the citywide participation in the
             "National Night Out" Project.

 XII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

     67.  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).

     68.  Public hearing amending the Parks and Recreation Department 97-98
          budget to reflect the hiring of five additional seasonal employees
          (four lifeguards and one pool supervisor).  This amendment to the
          budget will be necessary to accommodate a proposed inter-local
          agreement between the City of Laredo and Laredo Community College.
          This agreement between the parks and Recreation Department and Laredo
          Community College for use of the LCC swimming pool stipulates the
          various responsibilities of each entity and allows for the swimming
          pool to be staffed with seasonal employees paid by the City for use by
          the general public.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Parks and Recreation Department 97-98 budget to
          reflect the hiring of five additional seasonal employees (four
          lifeguards and one pool supervisor).  This amendment to the budget
          will be necessary to accommodate a proposed inter-local agreement
          between the City of Laredo and Laredo Community College. This
          agreement between the parks and Recreation Department and Laredo
          Community College for use of the LCC swimming pool stipulates the
          various responsibilities of each entity and allows for the swimming
          pool to be staffed with seasonal employees paid by the City for use by
          the general public.

     69.  Public hearing amending the contract with the Texas Department of
          Health and budget revision in the amount of $46,440.00 in additional
          funds for "Los Dos Laredos" TB Binational Project of the City of
          Laredo Health Department and extension of grant period through
          December 31, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the contract with the Texas Department of Health
          and budget revision in the amount of $46,440.00 in additional funds
          for "Los Dos Laredos" TB Binational Project of the City of Laredo
          Health Department and extension of grant period through December 31,
          1998.

     70.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $12,950.00 for the purchase of a canine, canine
          maintenance, training and safe for the Financial Disruption Task Force
          for the period of January 1, 1998 and ending December 31, 1999.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $12,950.00 for the purchase of a canine, canine maintenance,
          training and safe for the Financial Disruption Task Force for the
          period of January 1, 1998 and ending December 31, 1999.

     71.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $46,094.00 from Laredo Community College for
          implementing the Stormwater Management and Ecology Demonstration Park.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $46,094.00 from Laredo Community College for implementing
          the Stormwater Management and Ecology Demonstration Park.

     72.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter
          17 LIBRARY, Article 1, IN GENERAL, to include a new section entitled
          "Fines and Fees for Library Services." This will allow for the
          collection of overdue fines, lost or damaged library materials, copier
          vending fees, microfilm copier fees; and new fees associated with new
          services at the library such as: fee-based database searches, the use
          of meeting rooms, computer printouts, pen and pencil vending machines,
          audio-visual equipment use, and security, custodial and media
          technician services at the Laredo Public Library, providing for
          publication and effective date.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 17
          LIBRARY, Article 1, IN GENERAL, to include a new section entitled
          "Fines and Fees for Library Services." This will allow for the
          collection of overdue fines, lost or damaged library materials, copier
          vending fees, microfilm copier fees; and new fees associated with new
          services at the library such as: fee-based database searches, the use
          of meeting rooms, computer printouts, pen and pencil vending machines,
          audio-visual equipment use, and security, custodial and media
          technician services at the Laredo Public Library, providing for
          publication and effective date.

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

     73.  98-RT-090  Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute a 1997-
                     1998 urbanized area formula program grant (No. TX-90-X438)
                     from the Federal Transit Administration in the maximum
                     amount of $2,399,305.00 (Federal Share); and providing for
                     grant funds to be deposited in the Mass Transit Department
                     Accounts.

     74.  Rescinding the two year service contract awarded on 9/2/97, to Solis
          Security Specialist, Laredo, Texas, for providing security guard
          services at the Transit Center and El Metro Operations and Maintenance
          facility, and authorize that new bids be solicited.

          The transit system received notice from Mr. Victor Solis, owner of
          Solis Security Specialist that he could no longer provide security
          guard services at these locations. On an interim basis, the System has
          been utilizing the services of the City's contract vendor, Walker
          Security. Staff has developed new bid specifications and is requesting
          authorization to solicit new bids for awarding a two year service
          contract.

 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, June 12, 1998, at 5:30 p.m.

                                          _________________________
                                          Gustavo Guevara, Jr.
                                          City Secretary