CITY OF LAREDO
                          CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                                A98-R-26
                          CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                           1110 HOUSTON STREET
                           LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
                              JUNE 22, 1998
                                5:30 P.M.


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

      2. 98-O-157  Ordinance 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.  (City Council)

      3. 98-O-159  Ordinance 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.  (City Council)

      4. 98-O-160  Ordinance 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.  (City Council)

      5. 98-O-162  Ordinance authorizing the waiver of 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.  (City Council)

      6. 98-O-163  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the
                   City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a
                   Conditional Use Permit for a paint and body shop on
                   Lot 6 and the east 1/2 of Lot 5, Block 894, Eastern
                   Division, located at 1619 Market Street.
                   (John C. Galo)

      7. 98-O-164  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. The financial impact to the budget
                   for the 1997-1998 fiscal year for the additional
                   seasonal employees would be $3,164.00. (City Council)

      8. 98-O-165  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.  (City Council)

      9. 98-O-166  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.  (City Council)

     10. 98-O-167  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.
                   (City Council)

     11. 98-O-168  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. (City Council)

   V. RESOLUTIONS

     12. 98-R-094  Amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget
                   in the amount of $115,168.00 for the Criminal Justice
                   Division Grant from the Office of the Governor. The
                   Office of the Governor is contributing $78,172.00
                   with the City designating $36,996.00 in matching
                   funds. These funds for the Domestic Violence grant
                   under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is for
                   the period of June 1, 1998 through May 31, 1999.

     13. 98-R-095  Adopting the list of capital improvement projects to
                   be submitted to the South Texas Development Council
                   (STDC) for incorporation in the Overall Economic
                   Development Program Plan (OEDP) to be provided to the
                   U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development
                   Administration (EDA) for potential funding
                   consideration and authorizing the City Manager to
                   submit a follow-up grant application as may be
                   directed by EDA.  Projects named include:
                   1. El Portal Riverfront Development Project
                   2. Water and wastewater infrastructure along FM 1472
                      (Mines Road) from the Pan American Industrial Park
                      to the Santa Isabel Creek Bridge.

     14. 98-R-096  Appointing the nominee, David Garza, of District I,
                   Council member Alfredo Agredano to the Parks and
                   Recreation Advisory Board.

     15. 98-R-097  Replacing the City Manager, Florencio Pea III, with
                   Mayor Elizabeth G.  Flores to the Interim Board for
                   the Designation of the Rio Grande as an American
                   Heritage River.

     16. 98-R-098  Appointing the nominee, Olga Gentry, of District II
                   Council member John C. Galo to the Library Board.

     17. 98-R-099  Appointing the nominee, Leroy Morin, of District II
                   Council member John C. Galo to the Parks and
                   Recreation Advisory Board.

     18. 98-R-101  Authorizing the City Manager to accept 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
                   $758,249.00 with the City designating $294,166.00 in
                   matching funds for a total of $1,052,415.00 and
                   authorizing the City Manager to sign any and all
                   documents pertaining to this grant application.

  VI. MOTIONS

     19.  Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise
          for request for proposals (RFP) for the Institutional Network
          equipment to support a data, voice and video network over the
          City's fiber optic network. A tentative bid award date is
          scheduled for August 23, 1998.

     20.  Authorizing the award of a consultant services contract to
          John J. Kane, AICP in the amount of $10,000.00 plus expenses
          for preparation of an application to the U.S. Department of
          Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Round II Designation
          as an Urban Empowerment Zone (EZ).

     21.  Award of contract to the SOLE BIDDER, American Appraisal
          Associates, Houston, Texas, in the amount of $39,800.00, for
          performing a fixed asset valuation. The fixed assets to be
          included in this project include capital improvements,
          machinery, and equipment, and office furniture and equipment.
          American Appraisal has extensive experience in conducting
          these types of asset valuations.

 VII. CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

     22.  Presentation by Traffic Department on City Street Striping
          Program for Fiscal Year 1997-1998.

     23.  Presentation by Public Works Department on Creek Cleaning
          Efforts throughout the City.

     24.  Discussion and possible action regarding the construction of
          the Farias Elementary School Student Drop-off/Pick up Area
          Improvements Project. This is a cost sharing project between
          the City of Laredo and Laredo Independent School District
          (LISD). Funding is available 1998 C.O. Issue School Drop-offs.

VIII. COMMUNICATIONS

  IX. CITY COUNCIL PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

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

      A.  Requests by Council member Louis H. Bruni

          1. Status report on the deficiency of the Detention Pond at
             the Del Mar Junction owned by Mr. Del A. Trautmann,
             Trautmann Investment Properties Ltd., with possible action.

          2. Status report on the construction violation of a Retention
             Pond at Lago Del Mar Ltd. owned by Mr. Del A. Trautmann,
             Trautmann Investment Properties Ltd. (Citation #92-0153),
             with possible action.

          3. Status report on the upper Zacate Creek Master Drainage
             Study, with possible action.

      B.  Requests by Council member John C. Galo

          1. Discussion and possible action on the onstreet parking
             around La Pulga (400 Block of Guadalupe), Ruth B Cowl (1220
             N. Malinche Avenue), Homeline Hospice Care
             (1115 Chihuahua).

          2. Report from staff on cleanup of Chacon Creek with possible
             action.

          3. Update of the cleanup of the basketball courts in Three
             Points Park as well as restriping of the courts.

          4. Status Report on the possibility of creating a recreation
             area at the new Parks and Recreation Depot (Old Armory).

   X. PUBLIC HEARINGS

     26.  Public hearing amending Sections 24.63, 24.65.15 and 24.65.16
          of the Laredo Land Development Code by allowing for the
          storage of hazardous materials, incidental to transportation
          and storage, in M-1 (Light Manufacturing Districts) and
          storage and handling of hazardous materials in M-2 (Heavy
          Manufacturing Districts).  The Planning and Zoning Commission
          recommends approval of this amendment.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending Sections 24.63, 24.65.15 and 24.65.16 of
          the Laredo Land Development Code by allowing for the storage
          of hazardous materials, incidental to transportation and
          storage, in M-1 (Light Manufacturing Districts) and storage
          and handling of hazardous materials in M-2 (Heavy
          Manufacturing Districts).

     27.  Public hearing regarding an application by Guillermo Garza
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning the north 1/3 of Lot 5, and the north 1/3 of the east
          56.56 feet of Lot 6, Block 1021, Eastern Division, located at
          3316 S. Buena Vista Avenue, 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 the north 1/3 of Lot 5, and the north 1/3
          of the east 56.56 feet of Lot 6, Block 1021, Eastern Division,
          located at 3316 S. Buena Vista Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed
          Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).

     28.  Public hearing regarding an application by Arguindegui Oil
          Co., amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo
          by rezoning 10.7286 acres, as further described by metes and
          bounds, located on SH359 east of the Bob Bullock Loop, from R-
          1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light
          Manufacturing District). The Planning and Zoning Commission
          recommends approval of B-4 on the site.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning 10.7286 acres, as further described by
          metes and bounds, located on SH359 east of the Bob Bullock
          Loop, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1
          (Light Manufacturing District).

     29.  Public hearing regarding an application by Santa Fe
          Development, L.C., R. Hachar amending the Zoning Ordinance
          (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 11.6087 acres, as
          further described by metes and bounds, located on the
          southwest corner of the intersection of Orango Boulevard and
          River Front Road, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to
          R-1-MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing 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 11.6087 acres, as further described by
          metes and bounds, located on the southwest corner of the
          intersection of Orango Boulevard and River Front Road, from R-
          3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-1-MH (Single Family
          Manufactured Housing District).

     30.  Public hearing regarding an application by Julian Del Bosque
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning Lot 11, Block 229, Eastern Division, located at 1619
          Cedar Avenue, from B-1 (Limited Business District) to B-3
          (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning
          Commission recommends denial of this zone change.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning Lot 11, Block 229, Eastern Division,
          located at 1619 Cedar Avenue, from B-1 (Limited Business
          District) to B-3 (Community Business District).

     31.  Public hearing regarding an application by Carmen Sawyer and
          Maria Garcia amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City
          of Laredo by rezoning Lots 3A and 4A, Block 243, Eastern
          Division, located at 1718 Springfield Avenue, from R-3
          (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business
          District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends
          denial of this zone change.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning Lots 3A and 4A, Block 243, Eastern
          Division, located at 1718 Springfield Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed
          Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).

     32.  Public hearing regarding an application by Maria Guadalupe
          Vasquez amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 126, Eastern Division, located
          at 3619 Monterrey Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential
          District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).  The Planning
          and Zoning Commission recommends denial of this zone change.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 126, Eastern Division, located
          at 3619 Monterrey Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential
          District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).

     33.  Public hearing regarding an application by Ruben Sandoval
          amending Ordinance no. 98-O-120 authorizing the issuance of a
          Special Use Permit for a mini-storage, on Lot 1, Block 1,
          Crownridge Subdivision, located at 602 Shiloh Drive by
          changing the name of the person to whom the Special Use Permit
          is issued.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends
          approval of this Special Use Permit.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending Ordinance no. 98-O-120 authorizing the
          issuance of a Special Use Permit for a mini-storage, on Lot 1,
          Block 1, Crownridge Subdivision, located at 602 Shiloh Drive
          by changing the name of the person to whom the Special Use
          Permit is issued.

     34.  Public hearing regarding an application by Corona Development
          L.C. and Ada U. Medina, Attorney in Fact, amending the Zoning
          Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block
          8, Crownridge Subdivision, Unit I, located at 510 Shiloh
          Drive, from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-3
          (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning
          Commission recommends approval of this zone change.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 8, Crownridge Subdivision,
          Unit I, located at 510 Shiloh Drive, from R-2 (Multi-Family
          Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District).

     35.  Public hearing regarding an application by Carlos Quintanilla
          and Hector Navarro amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the
          City of Laredo by rezoning 15.764 acres, as further described
          by metes and bounds, located at east of FM1472 at the World
          Trade Center Loop, from AG (Agricultural District) to M-1
          (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning
          Commission recommends approval of this zone change.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning 15.764 acres, as further described by metes
          and bounds, located at east of FM1472 at the World Trade
          Center Loop, from AG (Agricultural District) to M-1 (Light
          Manufacturing District).

     36.  Public hearing amending Section 24.63.2 of the Laredo Land
          Development Code to allow the location of political campaign
          headquarters in certain zoning districts.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending Section 24.63.2 of the Laredo Land
          Development Code to allow the location of political campaign
          headquarters in certain zoning districts.

     37.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual
          budget in the amount of $115,168.00 for the Criminal Justice
          Division Grant from the Office of the Governor. The Office of
          the Governor is contributing $78,172.00 with the City
          designating $36,996.00 in matching funds. These funds for the
          Domestic Violence grant under the Violence Against Women Act
          (VAWA) is for the period of June 1, 1998 through May 31, 1999.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual
          budget in the amount of $115,168.00 for the Criminal Justice
          Division Grant from the Office of the Governor. The Office of
          the Governor is contributing $78,172.00 with the City
          designating $36,996.00 in matching funds. These funds for the
          Domestic Violence grant under the Violence Against Women Act
          (VAWA) is for the period of June 1, 1998 through May 31, 1999.

     38.  Public hearing amending City of Laredo's 1997-1998 budget in
          the amount of $1,052,415.00. Of this amount, $758,249.00 is
          grant funds, with the City designating $294,166.00, in
          matching funds for a grant from the Criminal Justice Division
          for Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force for the period of June
          1, 1998 through May 31, 1999 and authorizing the City
          Manager to sign any and all documents pertaining to this grant
          application.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending City of Laredo's 1997-1998 budget in the
          amount of $1,052,415.00. Of this amount, $758,249.00 is grant
          funds, with the City designating $294,166.00, in matching
          funds for a grant from the Criminal Justice Division for
          Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force for the period of June 1,
          1998 through May 31, 1999 and authorizing the City Manager to
          sign any and all documents pertaining to this grant
          application.

     39.  Public hearing amending City of Laredo FY 1997-98 Annual
          Budget by creating three (3) Civil Engineer I positions to
          assist with project management and in-house project quality
          control. These positions will be funded from the 1998 bond
          projects, for approximately one month for a total of
          $11,250.00 including benefits, and authorizing the City
          Manager to implement said budget.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending City of Laredo FY 1997-98 Annual Budget by
          creating three (3) Civil Engineer I positions to assist with
          project management and in-house project quality control. These
          positions will be funded from the 1998 bond projects, for
          approximately one month for a total of $11,250.00 including
          benefits, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said
          budget.

  XI. 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 19, 1998, at 5:30 p.m.


                                          _________________________
                                          Gustavo Guevara, Jr.
                                          City Secretary