CITY OF LAREDO
                              CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                                    A98-R-29
                              CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                               1110 HOUSTON STREET
                               LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
                                  JULY 27, 1998
                                    5:30 P.M.

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

      2. 98-O-188  Ordinance designating as a one-way northbound the 200 block
                   of Flores Avenue between Grant Street and Zaragoza Street
                   providing for the installation of appropriate signs to
                   indicate one-way traffic in the designated direction.
                   (City Council)

      3. 98-O-189  Ordinance closing to vehicular traffic that section of the
                   1100 Block of Zaragoza Street between Convent and Flores
                   Avenues and designating its use as a pedestrian walkway and
                   upon closing of said street, to vehicular traffic, the City
                   will retain the entire property as a utility easement.
                   (Council member Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo)

      4. 98-O-190  Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all
                   necessary documents to effectively convey title to the State
                   of Texas for one tract of land containing 1.4364 acres of
                   land, more or less; and having been acquired in fee simple
                   for the construction of an access road connecting the Laredo
                   Northwest International Fourth Bridge and related facilities
                   to Interstate Highway 35.  Said tract of land being situated
                   in Porcion 20, Abstract 48, Webb County, Texas; and more
                   particularly described by metes and bounds.  (City Council)

      5. 98-O-191  Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual
                   budget in the amount of $5,000.00 for the Occupant Protection
                   STEP grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.  The
                   Texas Department of Transportation's contribution will be
                   $2,500.00 with the City designating $2,500.00 in matching
                   funds. The funding for this grant will be from October 1,
                   1997 through September 30, 1998.  (City Council)

      6. 98-O-192  Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual
                   budget in the amount of $7,500.00, for the Speed STEP grant
                   from the Texas Department of Transportation.  The Texas
                   Department of Transportation's contribution will be $4,875.00
                   with the City designating $2,625.00 in matching funds.  the
                   funding for this grant will be from October 1, 1997 through
                   September 30, 1998.  (City Council)

      7. 98-O-193  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                   Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 1, San Jose Subdivision,
                   Phase II and all of San Jose Subdivision, Phases III and IV,
                   located at 6301 Casa Del Sol Blvd., from AG (Agricultural
                   District) and R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to
                   R-1-MH (Single Family Manufacturing Housing District).
                   (Council member Louis H. Bruni)

      8. 98-O-194  Ordinance amending the zoning ordinance (map) of the City of
                   Laredo by rezoning 12.966 acres as further described by metes
                   and bounds located west of FM1472, north of Killam Industrial
                   Blvd., from R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to R-
                   1A (Single Family Reduced Area District), Planned Unit
                   Development.  (Council member Mario G. Alvarado)

    V. RESOLUTIONS

      9. 98-R-121  Accepting a grant from the Texas Natural Resource and
                   Conservation (TNRCC) in the amount of $25,000 to continue the
                   operation of a continuous air monitoring station (CAMS) by
                   the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning
                   September 1, 1998 through August 31, 1999.

     10. 98-R-122  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                   amount of $200,000 for continuation of the La Familia Health
                   Care Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
                   period beginning September 1, 1998, through August 31, 1999.

     11. 98-R-123  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health
                   consisting of $392,388 in funds and $33,600 in State direct
                   assistance, for the Comprehensive Public Health Services
                   Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
                   period beginning September 1, 1998, through August 31, 1999.

     12. 98-R-124  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                   amount of $95,483 for the HIV/AIDS Health and Social Services
                   Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
                   period beginning September 1, 1998, through August 31, 1999.

     13. 98-R-125  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                   amount of $205,928 for the Tuberculosis Elimination Program
                   of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period
                   beginning September 1, 1998, through August 31, 1999.

     14. 98-R-126  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                   amount of $155,809 (which consists of $93,750 in direct funds
                   from the State and in-kind services match of $62,059) for the
                   School Based Health Project of the City of Laredo Health
                   Department for the period beginning September 1, 1998,
                   through August 31, 1999.

     15. 98-R-127  Appointment of Robert Simpson to the Library Advisory Board
                   by Council member Alfredo Agredano.

     16. 98-R-129  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                   amount of $146,000 for the MCH Community Health Education
                   Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
                   period beginning September 1, 1998, through August 31, 1999.

     17. 98-R-130  City Council confirmation of Mayor's appointments to the
                   Legislative Liaison Ad Hoc Committee and to the Empowerment
                   Zone Application Ad Hoc Committee.

   VI.  MOTIONS

     18.  To award an architectural/engineering consultant contract for the
          Paseo Antiguo Laredo Pedestrian Facility Project and ISTEA Enhancement
          Project to Sprinkle Robey Architects.  The contract amount is
          $120,000.00.

     19.  Authorizing the City of Laredo, representing the Laredo Homeless
          Coalition, to submit an application to the U.S.  Department of Housing
          and Urban Development for funding through the Supportive Housing and
          Shelter Plus Programs for the purpose of developing  a local Continuum
          of Care Program to address the needs of Laredo's homeless population
          and authorizing the City Manager to execute any and all documents
          resulting from such submission.

  VII. CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

     20.  Presentation regarding the Calle Iturbide Project Feasibility Study.

     21.  Presentation regarding the Operation Clean-Up Campaign

     22.  Discussion and possible action regarding the updated financing plan
          for the Laredo Northwest International Bridge.

     23.  Submission of the Fiscal Year 1998-1999 Annual Budget as per Article
          VI, Section 6.02, Submission of Budget of the Charter of the City of
          Laredo which states that "sixty (60) days before the end of the fiscal
          year, or any time before that, the City Manager shall present to the
          Council, in an open placed on the Council meeting agenda, a budget for
          the ensuing fiscal year with an accompanying message."

     24.  Request for Executive Session, as authorized by Section
          551.071(1)(A)(B) of the Texas Government Code, to discuss pending
          litigation and settlement offer in Cause Number
          L-98-47 styled Southwestern Bell Telephone Company vs. City of Laredo,
          filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of
          Texas, and return to open session for possible action thereon.

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. Discussion and possible action on entering into an Inter-local
             Agreement with the City of Rio Bravo to provide technical
             assistance to enhance, maintain and manage their water and
             wastewater systems at the time that the City of Rio Bravo becomes
             the owner and manager of its water and wastewater systems.  (Co-
             sponsored by Council members Eliseo Valdez Jr., Mario G. Alvarado,
             Joe A. Guerra, and Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo)

        B.  Requests by Council member John C. Galo

          1. Discussion on the City's acquisition of the Plaza Theater with
             possible action.

          2. Presentation by Mr. Rolando Herrera on the creation of a Small
             Business Advisory Center with possible aciton.

          3. Discussion and possible action on a request by Mr. Alex De Luna for
             funding to send local athletes on a national meet.  This club was
             sponsored by the City last year.

        C.  Requests by Council member Eliseo Valdez Jr.

          1. Request for status report on the upgrade of our 911 System, with
             possible action.

    X. PUBLIC HEARINGS

     26.  Public hearing amending Section 24-82.3(d), Off Premises Signs, of the
          Laredo Land Development Code. The Planning and Zoning Commission
          recommends approval of this amendment.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending Section 24-82.3(d), Off Premises Signs, of the
          Laredo Land Development Code.

     27.  Public hearing amending Section 24-92, amendments or district changes,
          of the Laredo Land Development Code, by providing for notification to
          property owners within 200 feet of the site of a proposed zone change
          of an appeal to City Council of an unfavorable recommendation by the
          Planning and Zoning Commission.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending Section 24-92, amendments or district changes, of
          the Laredo Land Development Code, by providing for notification to
          property owners within 200 feet of the site of a proposed zone change
          of an appeal to City Council of an unfavorable recommendation by the
          Planning and Zoning Commission.

     28.  Public hearing concerning the application by Arguindegui Oil Co.,
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning
          7.5076 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 did not support the zone change to M-1
          and recommended approval of B-4 on the site.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning 7.5076 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 concerning the application by Arguindegui Oil Co.,
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning
          10.8623 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 did not support the zone change to M-1
          and recommended approval of B-3 on the site.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning 10.8623 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).

     30.  Public hearing concerning the application by Rafaela G. Juarez,
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning
          Lot 1 and the west 1/3 of Lot 2, Block 2156, Eastern Division, located
          on the 3100 Block of Mercer Street, from AG (Agricultural District) to
          R-3 (Mixed 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 Lot 1 and the west 1/3 of Lot 2, Block 2156, Eastern
          Division, located on the 3100 Block of Mercer Street, from AG
          (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District).

     31.  Public hearing concerning the application by Celestino Mendiola III,
          Owner and Ramiro Del Bosque, Applicant, amending the Zoning Ordinance
          (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 7, Block 90, Eastern
          Division, located at 103 Corpus Christi Street, from R-3 (Mixed
          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 7, Block 90, Eastern Division, located at 103 Corpus
          Christi Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-3
          (Community Business District).

     32.  Public hearing concerning the application by Ramiro Villarreal
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning
          Lot 2 and the west 1/2 of Lot 4, Block 404, Eastern Division, located
          at 3611 Logan Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1
          (Limited Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission
          recommends denial of the zone change and approval of a Conditional Use
          Permit for auto repair.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning Lot 2 and the west 1/2 of Lot 4, Block 404, Eastern Division,
          located at 3611 Logan Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to
          B-1 (Limited Business District).

     33.  Public hearing concerning the application by Jose Carlos Casanova,
          amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning
          Lot 10, Block 115, Western Division, located at 319 Victoria Street,
          from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business
          District). The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of
          this zone change.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning Lot 10, Block 115, Western Division, located at 319 Victoria
          Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business
          District).

     34.  Public hearing concerning the application by Robles Real Estate
          Partnership, Les Norton, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the
          City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 4 and 5, Block 3, Western Division,
          located at 308 Convent Avenue, from CBD (Central Business District) to
          B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission
          recommends denial of the zone change request to B-3.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning Lots 4 and 5, Block 3, Western Division, located at 308
          Convent Avenue, from CBD (Central Business District) to B-3 (Community
          Business District).

     35.  Public hearing approving a contract with the Texas Natural Resource
          and Conservation (TNRCC) and budget in the amount of $25,000 to
          continue the operation of a continuous air monitoring station (CAMS)
          by the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning
          September 1, 1998, through August 31, 1999.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance approving a contract with the Texas Natural Resource and
          Conservation (TNRCC) and budget in the amount of $25,000 to continue
          the operation of a continuous air monitoring station (CAMS) by the
          City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1,
          1998, through August 31, 1999.

     36.  Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and budget in the amount of $95,483 for the
          HIV/AIDS Health and Social Services Project of the City of Laredo
          Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1998, through
          August 31, 1999.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and budget in the amount of $95,483 for the
          HIV/AIDS Health and Social Services Project of the City of Laredo
          Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1998, through
          August 31, 1999.

     37.  Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with
          the Texas Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $146,000
          for the MCH Community Health Education Project of the City of Laredo
          Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1998, through
          August 31, 1999.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $146,000 for the MCH
          Community Health Education Project of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning September 1, 1998, through August
          31, 1999.

     38.  Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $200,000 for
          continuation of the La Familia Health Care Program of the City of
          Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1998,
          through August 31, 1999.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $200,000 for
          continuation of the La Familia Health Care Program of the City of
          Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1998,
          through August 31, 1999.

     39.  Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and Budget consisting of $392,388 in funds and
          $33,600 in State direct assistance, for the Comprehensive Public
          Health Services Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for
          the period beginning September 1, 1998, through August 31, 1999.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and Budget consisting of $392,388 in funds and
          $33,600 in State direct assistance, for the Comprehensive Public
          Health Services Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for
          the period beginning September 1, 1998, through August 31, 1999.

     40.  Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $205,928 for the
          Tuberculosis Elimination Program of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning September 1, 1998, though August
          31, 1999.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $205,928 for the
          Tuberculosis Elimination Program of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning September 1, 1998, though August
          31, 1999.

     41.  Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $155,809 (which
          consists of $93,750 in direct funds from the State and in-kind
          services match of $62,059) for the School Based Health Project of the
          City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1,
          1998, through August 31, 1999.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $155,809 (which
          consists of $93,750 in direct funds from the State and in-kind
          services match of $62,059) for the School Based Health Project of the
          City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1,
          1998, through August 31, 1999.

   XI. MOTION TO RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

     42.  Authorization to terminate the construction contract with Mr.  Juan
          Madrigal, d/b/a J.M. General Construction, to provide the electrical
          work for the homes under the Lease/Purchase Program due to
          nonperformance, and request to award a contract in the recomputed
          amount of $96,297.00 to Ruperto Roel Rodriguez d/b/a Roel's Electric
          of Laredo, Texas. The recomputed contract amount will include the
          electrical work for 32 homes and the approved change order to install
          the ceiling fans.

  XII. 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, July 24, 1998, at 5:30 p.m.


                                          _________________________
                                            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.
                                            City Secretary