City of Laredo

                       Special City Council Meeting

                               M2000-SC-007

                          City Council Chambers

                               1110 Houston

                             October 9, 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,              Council Member, District I

        Louis H.  Bruni,               Council Member, District II

        John C.  Galo,                 Council Member, District III

        Johnny Amaya,                  Council Member, District IV

        Eliseo Valdez, Jr.,            Council Member, District V

        Joe A. Guerra,                 Mayor Pro Tempore, District VI

        Jose A.  Valdez, Jr,           Council Member, District VII

        Juan Ramirez,                  Council Member, District VIII

        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,          City Secretary

        Larry Dovalina,                Acting City Manager

        Cynthia Collazo,               Acting City Manager

        Jaime Flores,                  City Attorney

 

   IV.  Executive Session

 

        Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code

        Section 551.074 to interview and deliberate the possible

        employment of Larry Dovalina as City Manager and return to Open

        Session for possible action.

 

        Motion to go into Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government

        Code Section 551.074 to interview and deliberate and possible

        employment of Larry Dovalina as City Manager and return to Open

        Session for possible action.

 

        Moved :  Cm.  Galo

        Second:  Cm.  Agredano

        For:  7  Against:  0 Abstain:  0

 

        Cm. E. Valdez, Jr.  was not present.

 

        After executive session Mayor Flores announced that no formal

        action was taken.

 

        Motion to offer the position of City Manager to Mr.  Larry

        Dovalina and if he accepts, to authorize the Mayor to execute an

        employment agreement with Mr.  Dovalina effective immediately.

 

        Moved :  Cm.  Bruni

        Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez, Jr.

        For:  8  Against:  0 Abstain:  0

 

        Mr.  Dovalina accepted the position.  The Mayor executed the

        Agreement in duplicate.

 

    V.  Adjournment

 

        Motion to adjourn.

 

        Moved :  Cm.  Bruni

        Second:  Cm.  Amaya

        For:  8  Against:  0 Abstain:  0

 

I hereby certify that the above minutes contained in pages 01 and 02 are

true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council Meeting held

on the 9th day of October, 2000.

 

_________________________

Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,

City Secretary