CITY OF LAREDO
                 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

                    CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                     1110 HOUSTON STREET
                        LAREDO, TEXAS
                          6:00 P.M.

                            AGENDA


A-98-S-05                                  FEBRUARY 9, 1998


   I.  CALL TO ORDER

  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 III.  ROLL CALL

  IV. CITY MANAGERS REPORT

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding various ideas and/or
          strategies that can be implemented in order to deal with the traffic
          congestion on
          I.H. 35.

  7:00 RECESS

   V.  COMMUNICATIONS

  VI.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

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

    A.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. Approval of change order no. 1, a decrease of $8,635.75 to the
          construction contract with McLean Construction Company, Inc., Killeen,
          Texas, for the Montgomery India Drainage Improvements. This change
          order no. 1 is a credit amount to the City for implementation of an
          alternative construction method for re-surfacing the project streets
          by utilizing the existing pavemnt to reduce down time to traffic
          accessibility, and this action will expedite the work. This
          alternative method will not compromise the integrity of the street
          pavement quality.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement
          Fund Montgomery/India Drainage Project.

    B.  Requests by Councilmember Alfonso "Poncho" Casso

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the construction of Highway
          59.
          (Co-sponsored by Cm. Louis H. Bruni
           and Cm. Eliseo Valdez, Jr)

 VII.  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, FEBRUARY 6, 1998 AT 5:30 P.M.

                                  ________________________
                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY