City of Laredo

                                       Special City Council Meeting


                                            City Council Chambers

                                                   1110 Houston

                                                 August 15, 2000

                                                       5:30 p.m.


I.                  Call to order.

With a quorum present Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores called the meeting to order.


II.               Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores led in the Pledge of Allegiance.


III.           Roll Call


In attendance:

Elizabeth G. Flores,                          Mayor

Alfredo Agredano,                           Councilmember, District I

John C. Galo,                                  Councilmember, District II

Johnny Amaya,                               Councilmember, District III

Jose Alberto Valdez, Jr.,                  Councilmember, District IV

Juan Ramirez,                                 Councilmember, District V

Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                      City Secretary

Cynthia Collazo,                              Acting City Manager

Jaime Flores,                                  City Attorney


Motion to excuse C. Bruni, Cm. E. Valdez, and Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra.


Moved:    Cm. Galo

Second:   Cm. Agredano

For:         5                           Against:       0        Abstain:       0


IV.             Resolutions


2000-R-122       Canvassing the returns of the Special Election held on Saturday,

August 12, 2000 on election for the approval of the sports and

community venue project “The Laredo Entertainment Center”

and for a one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax and

approving the results.


                        Mayor Flores read the election results in full as follows:



Early Voting

Election Day














                        Moved:         Cm. Amaya

                        Second:        Cm. Agredano

                        For:    5        Against:       0        Abstain:       0


V.                Adjournment                                         Time:           5:38 p.m.


Motion to adjourn.


Moved:   Cm. Agredano

Second:  Cm. Galo

For:     5                     Against:       0                 Abstain:       0



I hereby certify that the about minutes contained in pages one and

two are true, complete and correct proceedings of the City Council

Special Meeting held on the 15th day of August, 2000.






                                                              Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                              City Secretary