City of Laredo

City Council Meeting

M2002-W-06

City Council Chambers

1110 Houston Street

Laredo, Texas  78040

August 14, 2002

 

In attendance:

 

            Elizabeth G.  Flores,                                                                 Mayor

Alfredo Agredano,                                                                    Mayor Pro Tempore, District I

            Hector Garcia,                                                                          Council Member, District II

            Johnny Amaya,                                                                         Council Member, District IV

            Eliseo Valdez, Jr.,                                                                     Council Member, District V

            Gene Belmares,                                                                        Council Member, District VI

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

            Juan Ramirez,                                                                           Council Member, District VIII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                               City Secretary

            Larry Dovalina,                                                                         City Manager

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Assistant City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

            Motion to excuse Cm.  John C.  Galo.

 

            Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

            Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

L.  Fire Department operations, including Fire Prevention & Suppression, EMS &

Ambulance Service, and Laredo International Fire and Law Enforcement Training Facility.

 

       Major Accomplishments Fiscal Year 2001-002

 

       Opening of the Laredo International Fire/Law Enforcement Training Center

       Station # 13 at the Training Center

Opening of Station # 12

Created Three New Divisions:

            International Training     In-House Training and Fire Prevention/Arson

Purchased Airport Fire Truck

Replacement of Engine # 5 with New Fire Engine

Purchased Four New Ambulances (Replacements)

Purchased Fire Safety House

 

Significant Performance Measures

 

EMS Responses

98/99               12,666

99/00               14,303

00/01               15,018

01/02               16,100

02/03               17,244

 

Fire Apparatus responses

 

98/99                 8,431

99/00                 9,285

00/01               10,729

01/02               11,802

02/03               12,985

 

Fire Apparatus Assist EMS Call Reponses

 

99/00               8,007

00/01               9,621

01/02               9,680

02/03               9,800

 

Actual Live Fire Responses

 

98/99               1,067

99/00               1,278

00/01               1,108

01/02               1,120

02/03               1,220

 

Hazardous Materials Emergencies

 

98/99               15

99/00               18

00/01               28

01/02               15

02/03               20

 

Webb County Interlocal Agreement

 

98/99               $450,000

99/00               $450,000

00/01               $450,000

01/02               $450,000

02/03               $450,000

 

Public Education

 

01/02

School Presentation                      200

Audience reached                     31,000

Business presentations              30

Audience Reached                         518

 

02/03

 

School Presentations                      200

Audience reached                     31,349

Business presentations              30

Audience reached                          400

 

Fire Inspections

 

                                                            Actual              Estimated                     Projected

                                                            00/01               01/02                           02/03

Fire Inspections                                    2334                5835                            7000

Number of Arson Cases                           76                    65                                65

Plat/Plan Reviews                                     76                    85                               100

Revenue Generated                                                      $56,000                       $235,675

 

 

 

Laredo International Fire/Law Enforcement/Training Center

 

It has been successful since the opening of the center.  Firefighters from different parts of the world have taken interest in our Training Center.  The Training Center is starting to generate Revenue for the City of Laredo.  Approximately $30,000 by the end of this month.  Projected Revenue for the coming year is $500,000.

 

 

Personnel History

 

Laredo Fire Department Personnel (Uniformed)

 

99/00               259

00/01               271

01/02               278

02/03               308

 

*Does not include New Programs.

 

Laredo Fire Department Personnel (Civilians)

 

97/98               6

98/99               6

99/00               6         

00/01               8

01/02               8

 

Laredo Fire Department

 

Major Programs and Activities Proposed for FY02-03

 

Capital Improvement Plan

 

Industrial Chemical Tower

Station # 14 Cielito Lindo

Laredo Fire Department Administration Bldg.

Station # 15 I H 35

Station # 16 Hiway 59

 

City of Laredo Proposed Fire Station w/ Fire & EMS Response for Station # 14

 

Cielito Lindo Station # 14

 

Engine # 14                              $350,000

Engine # 14                              $695,000

Ambulance (RQ Unit)               $160,000

Ambulance (9 F F)                   $513,000

EMS Vehicle                            $  40,000

EMS Captain (3FF)                 $221,157

 

Total:                                        $1,979,157

 

*Not Funded within Proposed Budget

 

Fire Department Capital Outlay

 

Automotive FIRE                                                         $1,555,000

Machinery & Equipment                                                    114,600

Automotive EMS                                                                280,000

Machinery & Equipment                                                       87,000

Computer Hardware & Software                                      $160,000

Automotive ARSON/PREVENTION                                   25,000

Contractual Obligation Fire Station Alerting

System Due March 31, 2003                                               250,000

 

*Proposed not funded

 

Machinery and Equipment

 

Automotive International Training                                  $125,000

Machinery & Equipment                                                 125,000

Computer Hardware                                                         50,000

 

Automotive In-House Training                                          25,000

Machinery Equipment                                                     230,000

 

Total Cost                                                                    $3,046,600

 

*Proposed not funded

 

Station Alerting System

 

Contractual Obligations Article 11 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Laredo and Local 1390 International Association of Fighters Mandates that the City implement the system by March 2003

 

Total $250,000

 

Proposed not funded

 

Proposed Future Programs

 

Airport Fire Station

2004 – 2005

 

Ambulance                                           $160,000

Personnel (9F.F.)                                 $513,000

Material & Supplies                              $  23,100

Contractual Services                             $    7,700

 

Total:                                                    $703,800

 

M.  Health Department operations.

 

Dr.  Hector Gonzalez, Health Director, gave the following presentation before Council:

 

            Mission

 

To continuously improve access to public and primary health care through programs that promote health, prevent disease, safeguard the environment and prolong life.

 

Vision

 

To provide public health and preventive health services for early diagnosis and preventive treatment, as well as maintain disease control, promote wellness and improve the quality of life.

 

Public Health Structure

 

Public Health

Preventive Health Services

Dental Care Services

Laboratory Services

Administrative Support and Services

Public Health Nutrition Services

Environmental Health Services

Public Health Education and Promotion

Epidemiology

 

Epidemiology

 

1.      Surveillance & Active Reporting

2.      Bioterrorism Prevention – Webb, Duval, Jim Hogg and Zapata

3.      Binational Neural Tube Defect Prevention Project

4.      Binational Infectious Disease Project

5.      Healthy Gente 2010 Project

6.      Health Alert Network

 

Staff:  7.24 FTEs

Allocation:  $455,076

 

Foodborne

 

Diseases Webb County, 1999

Hepatitis A       4.7 in Webb and 9.3 in the State of Texas.

Shigellosis         9.3 in Webb and 13.7 in the State of Texas

Salmonellosis    14.5 in Webb and 14.1 in the State of Texas

 

 

Morbidity Report for Webb County, 2000

 

HIV                             16.6 in Webb and 18.9 in the State of Texas

TB                               22.8 in Webb and 7.4 in the state of Texas

Diabetes                       38.8 in Webb and 25.5 in the State of Texas

Cancer                         86.5 in Webb and 163.7 in the State of Texas

Cardio Vascular           153.3 in Webb and 282.2 in the State of Texas

 

Preventive Health

 

1.      Maternal & Child Health – 1,020 clients – 9,734 Visit

2.      Tuberculosis – 84 clients – 12,612 encounters

3.      Immunizations – 19,496 persons – 78,743 administered

4.      Primary Care Clinic (La Familia) – 423 clients – 2,874 visits - 521 RX

5.      HIV/AIDS/STD – 120 clients, 1,450 encounters, 2,460 tested

6.      Pharmacy – 20,884 medications

7.      Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program – 341 patients 323 breast screens and 329 cervical screens

Staff:  54.4 FTEs

Allocated $2,613,152

 

Public Health Education/ Promotion

 

1  Buena Vida – Aerobics                     396 Clients

                                                            7,920 Encounters

                        - Prevention                  7,397 screenings

 

2.  CHIP -                                            23,667 applicants

                                                            13,815 enrolled

 

3.  Laredo Obesity Prevention  2,975 Clients

     & Control Program              6,655 encounters

 

4.  Abstinence Program                        39,575 LISD students

                                                            5 middle schools

                                                            3 high schools

Staff:  7 FTEs

Allocation $771,275

 

Environmental Health

 

1.      Sanitation/Food Safety – 3,521 inspections

1,000 investigations

1,562 licenses

200 septic tanks

2.      Animal Control -                 8,800 strays picked-up

225 specimens tested for rabies

19 positives (1 dog/18 bats)

16,000 investigations

                        3.  Food Handler’s Training      8,035

                                                                        147 classes

                        4.  Mosquito Abatement           199 blood samples

                                                                        776 household surveys

                                                                        19,687 tires collected

                                                                        2 stations monitored daily

                        5.  Air Quality Control  2 stations monitored daily

                                                                        (additional station Sept. 02)

 

                        Staff:  29.5 FTEs

                        Allocation:  $1,203,164

 

                        Public Health Nutrition

 

                        1.  Women, Infant & Children   21,000 participants

                              Programs (WIC)                            244,025 visits

                        2.  Nutrition Information &                    5,393 encounters

                             & Education

                        3.  Immunizations                                  35,781 administered

                                                                                    13,499 individuals

4. Pediatric Diabetic Screening – proposed for FY 2002-2003

 

Staff:  83 FTEs

Allocation:  $2,654,860

 

Dental Health

 

1.      Preventive visits – 1,961

2.      Treatment visits – 6,126

3.      Total clients – 1,007

4.      Proposed Dental Students, University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, to provide health education and assist dentist.

Staff:  6 FTEs

Allocation:  $291,705

 

Laboratory

 

1.  Clinical bacteriology                         1,922 tests

2.  Medical serology                             4,721 tests

3.  Clinical chemistries                           87,570 tests

4.  Water bacteriology                          3,320

5.      Limited BT testing              

 

Staff:  5 FTEs

Allocation:  $283,809

 

Administration & Support Services

 

1.      Planning, monitoring, coordination & evaluation – 96,964 clinical clients

82,998 outreach & support

2.      Billing & EMS collections – 10,960 claims

$1,049,952 collections

3.      Vital Statistics – 6,308 births

                                  1,124 deaths

4.      Future faculty for 1st and 2nd year medical students (UTHSC-SA)

 

Staff:  30.1 FTEs

Allocation $1,850,130

 

FY2002-2003 Budget by Services

 

Administrative               14%

Environmental Health                12%

Lab                                          3%

PH Nutrition                             26%

Other Support                          4%

Health Education                      12%

Dental                                      3%

Epi/BT                                     4%

PHS                                         26%

 

Summary of Funding Sources FY2002-03

 

TDH & Other Grants                63%

Other                                       1%

Service Fees                             6%

Webb County                           1%

General Fund                            29%

 

Strengths

 

Community-oriented public health preventive disease control

Accessible health care

Maximized resources through partnerships

Multi-funding resources

Local epidemiology, surveillance and intervention activities

 

Challenges

 

Limited resources impact retention of personnel & contractual providers

Generated revenues partially address health care demand despite increase in fees

Facility complex not adequate for ever-increasing services and clients

 

Opportunities

 

Strong community support

Well established

Research, analysis and training

Address emerging diseases and new health care challenges to continue improving the quality of life

 

Public Health Threats

 

Legislative decisions can affect local resources and services

Level/decreased funding limits health care services

Inadequate health care access (family medicine, mental health, substance abuse)

Emerging Infectious and chronic diseases

 

Public Health Priorities:

 

Maternity

 

                        Clients              Visits                Amt.  Billed      Amt.  Reimbursed

2001                1,692               9,287               $569,973         $492,000

2002                1,506               9,226               $507,702         $492,000

2003                1,621               10,162             $546,791         $492,000

 

Health Education/Prevention

 

Buena Vida – LOPAC

 

                                                            2001                2002                2003

No. of Clients                                       7,510               2,909               3,000

No.  of Visits                                        16,530             6,360               6,500

BV Screenings                          7,390               7,393               7,500

 

Decrease in State funding from $200,000 to $24,600 in 2003

 

Primary Care (La Familia)

 

                                                            2001                2002                2003

No.  of Clients                                      315                  384                  400

No.  of Visits                                        2,991               3,644               3,796

RX Vouchers                                       1,632               540                  400

 

Decrease in State funding from $200,000 in 2000 to $165,000 in 2003

 

Current & Future Public Health Concerns

 

Environmental health hazards

Vector-borne diseases (West Nile, Dengue)

Bio Terrorism

Emerging and infectious diseases

 

Critical Funding FY 2003

 

Expenses:

 

Vital Stats Reorganization                                             $15,000

Computer Tech                                                            $32,000

Buena Vida Screen Testing                                           $50,000

 

Total                                                                            $97,000

 

Revenues:                                                                 

 

EPI position to BT                                                        $52,000

Vital Stats revenues – fee increase                                 $37,722

Uniform Savings/Rev.  Policy                            $7,278

 

Total                                                                           $97,000

 

N.  Library Department operations.

 

            Janice Weber, Librarian, gave the following presentation:

 

            Customer Service

 

            Visitors                                                             346,448

            Circulation                                                                    389,563

            Children’s Programs                                                         3,051

            Program Attendance                                                       41,475

            Literacy Contact Hours                                     158,073

            Training Contact Hours                                       27,531

 

            Computer Training                                        

 

            Public  = Children and adults

            Library Staff

            City Departments

            Non-profit Agencies

            Other

 

            Training

 

            Sign Language

            CPR/AED

            MLS

            ESL/GED

            Craft Fairs

            Puppet Making/Storytelling

 

 

            Technology = Access = Communication = Knowledge

 

            General Computing

            Internet & E-mail

            Ready Reference = Telephone and Internet

            Databases

 

            Databases – Remote Access

 

            Texas State Electronic Library

Welcome to the TexShare Databases for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

            Tutor.com

http://tutor.com/

                        Learn-a-Test

                        http://ww.learnatest.com/

 

                        Databases – Remote Access

 

                        AP Photo Archive

                        http://accuweather.ap.org/cgi-bin/apl.pl

                        Facts on File World News Digest – full tex articles

                        http://www.2facts.com/RemLib.asp?library=laredopltx

                        SIRS Researcher – full text articles

http://web5.infotrac.galegroup.com/itw/infomark/0/1/1/purl=rc6 Sirs?sw aep=txshrpub100222

Magill Oneline Literature

http://search.epnet.come/cpidlogin.asp?custid=s8335888

 

Databases – Remote Access

 

CollegeSource, Inc.

Newsbank

 

Online Programs – Other

 

Chapter-a-Day

http://www.laredolibrary.org/

VITA

FC Search (In House Only)

 

Kid’s Play

 

Learning Programs

 

Kid’s Play

Leappad  Learning Systems

 

Loan Star Libraries Grant

 

15 Replacements

 

Technology = Access

 

E-Book Readers

 

Volunteers in Action Program

 

Number of Volunteers                                                                       615

Total number of hours                                                                   55,698

Total Dollar Value & Saving to the City Secretary                     $383,759

 

Nonprofit Management Center

 

8 workshops coving nonprofit topics

Collaborative Collection Library

Online Catalog for Nonprofit Centers

FC Search Data base

 

Events hosed by the Nonprofit Management & Volunteer Center

 

Workshops hosted by Center

Toy Drives

Dia Del Rio

Lake Casa Blanca Clean Up

 

Lifelong Learning

 

Baby/Toddlers/Parents

                        Children

                        Students

                        Adults

 

                        Lifelong Learning

 

                        Commission for a Nation of Lifelong Learners

 

“Without a national commitment to comprehensive lifelong learning, the group states, America cannot maintain its world leadership role; it puts at risk its democratic way of life; it robs workers of their employability and it cannot fully benefit from its people’s capabilities.”

 

O.  Engineering Department operations and status of construction projects.

 

            Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, gave the following presentation:

 

            Airport            Rehab of Runways        Price Construction           642,275        Complete

                                    Airport Landside          TJ & T                         5,428,521        5%

 

 

            Bridges           Columbia Bridge           E. Q. Enterprises               38,200        Complete

                                    South Meadow             Summit                         1,465,000        Complete

                                    Resurfacing of Bridge    Jordon Constr.                392,797        Complete

                                    Columbia Bridge           Universal Sprin                  50,206        0%

                                    Southgate Pedes.          DPW                                30,000        Complete

                                    Ligarde Elem. Ped.       DPW                                30,000        Complete

                                    Jacaman Box Culvert    DPW                                75,000        50%

                                    Bridge 1 Removal         A & R demolition            229,000        40%    

 

            Paving             McPherson Rd.            Ramos                             669,788        91%

                                    Bartlett Ave.                 Gallegos Paving               684,466        Complete

                                    Calle Del Norte/Spr      Price Construction             75,773        Complete

                                    Jacaman Rd. Ext.          Brothers/MTZ                 674,000        Complete

                                    Shiloh Drive Widen       Price Construction           618,934        Complete

                                    Michigan Ave. Recon.Brothers/MTZ                     14,998        Complete

                                    Jacaman Rd. Sinatra     Brothers/MTZ              2,064,451        Complete

                                    Santa Maria Recons.    DPW                           1,235,000        60%

                                    Del Mar Widening        MTZ                            1,041,922        70%

                                    2001-2002 Recycling   Cutler Repaving               315,270        Complete

 

            Parks              City Park at Eistetter     Gallegos Paving            545,068           Complete

                                    Santa Rita Park            Gallegos Paving            435,252           5%

                                    Dryden Park                 DPW                           100,000           50%

                                    South Laredo Park       Aguero Trucking           182,963           0%

                                    Eastwood Park Gallegos Paving                        162,870           20%

                                    Lafayette St.                 Gallegos Paving            248,808           5%

 

            Sidewalks       Sidewalk # 14              Gallegos Paving            247,558           Complete

                                    Sidewalk # 12A 17A    Gallegos Paving            250,448           Complete

                                    Sidewalk # 12B            Atlas                            220,822           Complete

                                    Sidewalk # 13,16,17b  Gallegos Paving            331,925           Complete

                                    Clark St. Pavers           DPW                             27,000           50%

                                    Sidewalk # 19a            Triple “A” Concrete      153,412           37%

                                    Sidewalk # 19b            Triple “A” Concrete      197,166           5%

                                    Sidewalk # 19c            Solis Welding               209,009           64%

                                    Sidewalk # 20              Gallegos Paving            223,741           Complete

 

            Structures       Laredo Entertainment    EE Reed                       26,734,245      80%

                                    Fire Training Facility     Marshall                         6,040,713      Complete

                                    Environ. Offices            Cantu Design                     298,213      70%

                                    Municipal Court            Modern Const.             2,938,500        40%

                                    Landfill Adm.  Bldg.      Class One                         338,255      Complete

                                    Benavides Herrera        Diaz Construc.                     94,100      95%

                                    Fire Training phase 2    Marshall                       1,397,723        40%

                                    CNG Fueling Facility    Reliant Energy              457,185           5%

 

            Subdivisions   Tiara de San Isidro       Whitestone                      268,334        Complete

                                    Palm View Subd.          Brothers/MTZ                 218,000        Complete

                                    DJ Alexander               McLean Const.            1,498,905        Complete

                                    Cuatro Vientos Closner Constr.                        640,762           Complete

Bent Tree Sub.             Closner Constr.            1,180,000        Complete Taos de San Isidro    Whitestone                      307,000        Complete

Village Heights Closner                                    58,000             Complete

Jacaman Ranch             Brothers/MTZ                 406,080        Complete

Village Heights  Closner                                    301,000           Complete

Don Camilo                  Closner Con.                   985,000        Complete

Village Heights  Closner                                    18,500             Complete

Fire Station # 9 Modern Cons.                          114,000           Complete

Santa Fe Unit 8            Closner Cons.                 530,000        0%

Ruidoso Unit #2           Whitestone                      700,000        Complete

Emerald Hills                Closner                           810,516        Complete

Dominion Del Mar        Brothers/Mtz                   867,012        Complete

Amazonia Phase 2        Whitestone                      321,664        90%

Amazonia Phase 1        Whitestone                      663,757        95%

Indian Sunset #6           Closner Const.                227,000        60%

Martinez Business         Leal Const.                        77,812        33%

Concord Hills # 8         Brothers/MTZ                 197,000        Complete

Deerfield Phase 4         Gallegos Paving               126,000        Complete

San Jose Unit #6          Closner Const.                194,000        Complete

Killam In. # 12 Brothers/MTZ                          415,000           Complete

Concord Hills # 7         Brothers/MTZ                 383,000        Complete

Riverhills # 5                 Closner Const.                193,000        50%

Pondersosa #1             Closner Const.                  50,150        Complete

Pan American Park       Closner Const.                  30,000        Complete

I. H. 35 Business          Price Constr.                   657,000        Complete

Cuatro Vientos #1        Closner Const.                390,000        Complete

Maria Luisa Dr.            Gallegos Paving               512,236        95%

Ponderosa #2               Gallegos Paving               716,000        95%

Plantation Sq.               Closner Const.                  65,000        95%

Eleden/Newman           Brothers/Mtz                   275,000        Complete

Las Minas Ind.             Closner Const.                820,000        30%

Los Presidentes            Gallegos Paving               400,000        95%

Cuatro Vientos Sub      Closner                           375,000        50%

Del Mar Widening        DPW                                22,000        Complete

Laredo Dist. Center      Closner                        2,600,000        75%

Village Heights #5         Closner                             30,636        Complete

Village Heights # 12      Closner                           356,208        60%

Jacaman Unit 7 Brothers/MTZ                          356,000           45%

Indian Sunset # 7          Closner                             86,307        10%

Cielito Lindo # 7           Closner Const.                465,000        30%

CCSD. Phase 1            Brothers/MTZ                 119,199        0%

Sierra Vista # 3            Brothers/MTZ                 420,000        10%

Riverhill Commer.         Closner Const.                  23,000        0%

Riverhill Comm. 17       Closner                             50,000        0%

SM Laredo Prop.         Gallegos Paving               260,283        10%

Lakeside Replat            Aguilar/Brothers              100,103        0%

San Francisco Rd.        To be bid                        720,000        0%

Letter of Credit144 Letters                   Various                        23,045,423      on-going

 

Street Cuts     2471 Permits                Various                           108,477        on-going

 

Design            Chacon Creek#1          Carter Burgess                452,000        Complete

                        Chacon Phase #2         Carter Burgess                300,000        Design

 

Professional Services

 

                        Sidewalk #20               Flores Eng.                        30,000        Complete

                        Re-Roofing #2              Design Group                    43,470        Design

                        Airport Taxiway           Freese/Nichols                229,477        Design

                        Re-align Vert.               Flores Eng.                          6,336        Design

                        Rec. Facility                 Swoboda Eng.                     4,750        Complete

                        Santa Rita Park            Crane                                58,500        Complete

                        Parks/Rec                    Design Group                    12,000        Design

                        Centro Iturbide             Rosin Group                    135,700        Design

                        Lar. Int’l Airport           Freese/Nichols                661,461        Design

                        Zacate Creek Upper     Foster Engin.                   105,675        Design

                        Airport Service Rd.      Freese/Nichols                138,527        Design

                        Southgate Ped.             Wsbc Eng.                          9,420        Complete                                 Sidewalk # 19c            WSBC Eng.                      24,850 Complete

                        Sidewalk # 19a            Rosin                                 24,850        Complete

                        Sidewalk 19b               G.G. Salinas                      24,500        Complete

                        Ryan St.                       TxDOT                           571,200        Design

                        South Laredo Park       Turner/Hickey                   26,240        Complete

                        Shiloh Drive Wide        Flores Eng.                        62,000        Complete

                        San Fran.  Xavier         Foster Eng.                        77,278        Complete

                        Laredo Municipal         Turner/Hickey                 161,310        Complete

                        Eastwood Park Carter Burgess                         14,900             Complete

                        Zacate Creek 3,4,5      Rosin Group                      48,625        Design

                        Rehab Runways            Freese/Nichols                  75,710        Complete

                        Jacaman/Sinatra            Sherfey Eng.                    128,097        Complete

                        C.  Blanca/Life Howland Eng.                           15,000             Design

                        Bartless Ave.                G. G. Salinas                     51,613        Complete

                        Del Mar Widening        Foster                               80,900        Complete

                        Resurf. Bridge #1         Brown & Root                  28,000        Complete

                        Airport Master Plan      URS Corpor.                  500,000        Design

                        Lafayette Street            Arcadis                             28,000        Complete

                        Fire Fighting Fac.          Mejia Eng.                       669,894        Complete

                        Las America Bridge      Frank Archt.                    741,000        Design

                        Airport Fire Station       Sepulveda Architects         42,700        Design

                        Sidewalk #18               Porras Eng.                       18,116        Design

                        Veteran’s Memorial      ASD Art.                        150,000        Design

                        Ejido Ave. Task 1        Howland Eng.                    23,750        Design

                        Inner City Secretary      Humphries/Sanc.             199,320        Design

                        W. Laredo CPL           Crane Eng.                      305,000        Design

           

Surveys           Chacon Crk. Mit.         Foster Eng.                       52,450         Current

                        North Laredo               Howland Eng.                     2,500         Current

                        Gas Lines                     Howland                          16,500         Current

 

Environ.          Bridge #5 Env. Parsons/Brinck.                        208,203           Current

                       

Feasibility       Zct. Crk/SF/Canal        Naismith Eng.                    25,000        Current

                        Bridge #5 feasibility      P. Garza Eng.                  145,500        Current

                        Water Park #1             ARCADIS                        20,000        Current

                        Plaza Theater Rehab     Killis Almond Eng.             60,500        Current

                        Bridge 2 widening         Halliburton KBR              114,000        Current

                        S. Meadow Overpas    WSBC Eng.                      73,228        Current

 

Geotech          Ent. Ctr. Ob.                AMEC                                5,100        Complete

                        Laredo Municipal         Raba/Kistner                       3,800        Complete

                        Centro Iturbide Pro.     Raba/Kistner                       4,464        Current

                        Southgate Ped. Bridg    Trinity Testing               1,250               Complete

                        Barlett Ave. Ext.           South Texas                        2,500        Complete

                        Bd. Las Americas         Drash Consulting               19,865        Current

                        Proposed Landfill         Howland Geoscience         22,500        Current

 

Obser/Mgt.     Laredo Ent. Ctr.           Int. Facilities                    300,000        Current

                        Airport Landside          Howland                           50,050        Current

 

Testing            Resurfacing Bridge        Trinity Testing               7,775               Complete

                        Jacaman/Sinatra            Raba/Kistner                     16,302        Complete

                        Michigan Ave.              Raba/Kistner                       1,489        Complete

                        FF Training Fac.           Trinity Testing               77,525             Current

                        Shiloh Drive. Widen      Amec                                11,455        Complete

                        Barlett Ave. Ext.           South Texas                        5,600        Complete

                        S. Maria Recon            AMEC                                1,514        Complete

                        Rehab of Runways        Raba/Kistner                      14,179       Current

                        Landfill 5-acre AMEC                                            6,848        Current

                        Airport Landside          Drash Consulting               20,000        Current

                        S. Maria Reconst.         Drash Consulting                 9,880        Current

                        Lafayette St. Park         Drash                                  3,300        Current

                        Municipal Court.           Drash Consulting               20,505        Current

                        Eastwood Phase #1      Drash Consulting                 1,220        Current

                        Santa Rita Imps.           Drash Consulting               11,205        Current

                        Ints. Lyon/Meadow      Howland Geoscience           1,730        Current

                        Sidewalk Project          Trinity Testing                      2,880        Current

                        World. Trad Turn         South Texas                        4,750        Current

                        City Park at Eistetter     AMEC                                8,164        Complete

                       

Construction   DelMar/CPL                DPW                                12,500

                        Tacubas/Salinas            DPW                                20,000

                        Pine/Los Presidentes     DPW                                50,000

                        McNaboe Park            DPW                                25,000

                        Water St. Retaining       DPW                                90,000

                        City Hall ADA              DPW                                23,000

                        400 Seymour Drain.     DPW                              175,000

                        Solid Waste Facility      DPW                              180,000

                        Santa Maria Ave.         DPW                              500,000

                        Santa Maria Phase 2     DPW                              500,000

                        Del Mar Admin.           DPW                                28,000

                        01-02 Street Recy.       DPW                                85,000

                        Lyon Stree/Meadow     DPW                                35,000

                        McNaboe Park II         DPW                                21,000

                        Police Annex                DPW                              110,000

                        Vidaurri St. Track         DPW                                60,000

                        Westgate Dr.                DPW                                23,000

                        McNaboe Park Stair    DPW                                23,000

.                       Perez Elem. Sides.        DPW                                15,000

                        Stewart/Meadow          DPW                                25,000

                       

Grand Total:     164 Projects                                                     $111,999,742

 

Infrastructure Improvements (thru July 2002)

 

Paving                                                  924 blocks

Sidewalks                                             949 blocks

Storm Sewer                                        92,152 linear ft.

Sanitary Sewer                         104,007 linear ft.

Water line                                             124,274 linear ft.

Acres                                                   796

Lots                                                     1,756

Airport Runaways                                 102 blocks

 

Letters of Credits (thru August,2002)

 

Letters of Credits inspected                  144

$ amount of Letter of Credits                $23,045,324

Improvements completed                      $17,234,380

Improvements pending                          $6,111,794

Letter of Credits released                      21

 

Street Cut Permits (thru July 2002)

 

Permits issued                           2471

$ amount of permits issued                    $56,825

Repair Cost                                          51,625

 

Company Permits Issued

 

Utilities (water district)              373

Utilities (wastewater)                            113

Reliant Energy                          292

S. W. Bell                                            70

Proviron                                               3

AEP-CPL                                            1

Time Warner                                        1

New Driveways/sidewalks                    1618

 

 

P.  Laredo Metro, Inc., operations and capital improvements.

 

            Joe A.  Guerra, El Metro Manager, gave the presentation: 

 

            Accomplishments

 

            Finalized Contract with Union

            Purchased 8 CNG Low Floor buses for $2.7 million

            Purchasing 4 additional CNG low floor buses for an estimated $1.2 million

            Purchased 18 EL Lift Vans for $1,000,000

                        Installing 28 more sunshade type shelters for $45,000

                        Installed 28 sunshade type shelters for $35,000

                        Installed a bus wash system for $100,000

                        Opened the Burger King Restaurant

                        Contracted with Advertiser to install 50 shelters at no cost to the City Secretary

                        Thank you Public Works and Engineering

                       

                        Fixed Route – Bus Operations

 

                        FY97                           3.9

                        FY98                           4.1

                        FY99                           4.4

                        FY00                           4.5

                        FY01                           4.9

                        FY02                           4.9

                        FY03                           5.2

 

                        Operating Expenses

 

                        FY99                           5.9

                        FY00                           6.8

                        FY01                           7.1

                        FY02                           7.8

                        FY03                           8.2

 

                        Operating Revenues

 

                        FY97                           $1.6

                        FY98                           $2.1

                        FY99                           $2.3

                        FY00                           $2.3

                        FY01                           $2.3

                        FY02                           $2.3

                        FY03                           $2.4

 

 

                        Ridership

                        (El Lift Van Program)

 

                        FY99                           48 Thousand

                        FY00                           48 Thousand

                        FY01                           48 Thousand

                        FY02                           48 Thousand

FY03                           50 Thousand

 

Operating Expenses

 

(El Lift Van Program)

 

FY99                           $1.3

FY00                           $1.5

FY01                           $1.6

FY02                           $2.0

FY03                           $2.1

 

Operating Revenues

 

FY99                           $35,266

FY00                           $43,739

FY01                           $31,895

FY02                           $34,000

FY03                           $33,000

 

Proposals for FY 2003

 

Propose Reserve of $5.2 Million

Propose selling of Bonds for $4.6 million in CIP Projects

Propose $75,000 for Shelters for next Fiscal Year

Propose $100,000 for street leveling including Clark & Arkansas

 

Q.  Utilities Department operations, including status of water and wastewater capital

       improvements.

 

            Beto Ramirez, Utilities Director, gave the following presentation:

 

            Mission of the Utilities Department

 

To provide the community with safe drinking water, on demand, and in sufficient quantity; and to remove and dispose of wastewater and its by-products in an environmentally sound manner.

 

Major Revenues

 

Metered Water Sales

 

1998-99                                                                     $11,457,954

1999-00                                   $13,241,403

2000-01                                                                     $13,680,241

2001-02                                                                     $14,401,122

2001-03                                                                     $14,616,078

                                      

Water Availability

 

1998-100                                                                 $1,926,354

1999-00                                   $2,262,822

2000-02                                                                     $2,014,832

2001-04                                                                     $2,019,924

2001-05                                                                     $2,071,523

 

Sewer Service Charge                      

 

1998-99                                   $11,075,904

1999-00                                   $12,009,655

2000-03                                                                     $11,979,433

2001-06                                                                     $12,521,967

2001-07                                                                     $12,970,220

 

Major Accomplishments

 

Bio-solids Improvements Project

Chlorine and Ammonia Improvements design

Colonias Project design completed

Street Recycling (line replacement)

Replacement of Santa Maria water lines

16” Waterline extension FM 3464

Loop 20 & IH35 relocation of lines

Replacement of Del Mar water lines

Demolition of old Del Mar Water Treatment Plant

 

Major Accomplishments FY2001-02

 

Water Point SH 359

Raw Water Intake

High Service Pump Station at Jefferson Plant

 

Performance Measures

 

Water/Wastewater Rate Survey 2002

 

City                  $          Rank    $          Rank    $          Rank

                        Water               Sewer              Combined

 

Laredo             12.89   1          12.11   3          25.00   1

El Paso             15.65   4          11.66   2          27.31   2

San Antonio     13.85   2          14.86   16        28.71   3

McAllen           16.50   6          14.63   15        31.13   5

Pharr                21.90   13        11.08   1          32.98   6

Harlingen          15.70   5          20.25   32        35.95   7

Mission            21.50   12        15.63   18        37.13   8

Brownsville       23.30   18        20.61   33        43.91   25

Corpus             26.04   35        25.73   53        51.77   45

 

Performance Measures 

 

Miles of water mains                                         587

Average Daily water production                        38 MGD

Jefferson Water Plant capacity                          62 MGD

Miles of sanitary sewer collectors                      391

Average Daily sewer treatment                          15.9 MGD

Number of sewer treatment plants                     5                     

Maximum capacity of sewer treatment               21 MGD

Number of lift stations                                       77

 

Performance Measures  * Water Accounts

 

1998                            41,354

1999                            43,183

2000                            44,685

2001                            47,370

2002                            49,084

 

Performance Measures *  Sewer Accounts

 

1998                            40,034

1999                            41,940

2000                            43,839

2001                            45,483

2002                            47,035

 

Water Rights

 

1998                            40,402

1999                            40,593

2000                            42,389

2001                            42,439

2002                            45,678

 

Privatization

 

Division                      Proposed 2002-03      Proposed 2002-03      Proposed Saving

 

Administration              17,288,857                  16,634,551                  654,306

Utility Engineering         545,109                       556,894                       (11,785)

Utility Billing                 1,242,026                    0                                  1,242,026

Utility Compliance        0                                  12,382,585                  (12,382,585)

City Managed Emp.      0                                  1,058,294                    (1,058,294)

Water Treatment          3,661,096                    0                                  3,661,096

Water Distribution        2,791,904                    0                                  2,791,904

Water Pollution Con.    738,489                       0                                  738,489

Wastewater Treat         3,154,532                    0                                  3,154,532

Wastewater Coll.          2,304,163                    0                                  2,304,163

Other                           0                                  (1,058,294)                  1,058,294

Total                            31,726,176                  29,574,030                  2,152,146

 

Capital Outlay

 

Proposed Capital Outlay FY2002-03

 

Fund    Division                        Item                             # Items             Proposed Appro.

 

Water   Administration  Computer Hardware                 2                      5,400

Water   Administration  Computer Software                                          3,368

Water   Engineering                   Computer Hardware     1                      2,600

Water   Engineering                   Computer Software                              1,000

Water Engineering                    Pick-Up Truck ½ Ton                          20,000

Water   Compliance                  Computer Hardware     3                      7,800

Water   Compliance                  Computer Software                              2,500

 

Total                                                                                                   42,668

 

Motion to appropriate an additional $325,000 for pay out to employees for their annual leave, sick leave and retirement for the 2002 budget. 

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:     7                                   Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

R.  Third Party Agency requests for funding.

 

Name of Agency        2001                Agency            Committee      Staff.

 

BEST                           14,063             20,000             13,958             14,063

Bethany House             20,000             35,000             19,850             20,000

Border Area                 35,000             45,000             34,738             35,000

Boy Scouts Gulf           18,000             20,000             17,865             18,000

Boy’s & Girl Club        90,000             150,000           89,325             90,000

Casa de Misericordia    15,000             50,000             14,888             15,000

Catholic Social Ser.      15,000             25,000             14,888             15,000

Children’s Advocacy    60,000             75,000             59,550             60,000

Club Olympia               4,500               5,000               4,466               4,500

Communities/School     15,000             25,000             12,903             15,000

Community Action        39,000             77,000             38,708             39,000

Paisano Council            10,000             12,000             9,925               10,000

L.I.F.E.                        4,500               20,000             4,466               4,500

L.I.S.D Campus           7,500               7,500               7,444               7,500

Crime Stoppers            15,000             25,000             14,888             15,000

Laredo Little Theater    27,055             28,758             28,542             27,055

Regional Food Bank     20,000             20,000             19,850             20,000

Veteran’s Coalition       60,000             120,000           49,625             60,000

Child Welfare               4,500               15,000             4,466               4,500

Food Bank                   30,000             65,000             29,775             30,000

Webb NHS, Inc.          15,000             20,000             14,888             15,000

Literacy Volunteers       7,000               10,000             6,948               7,000

International Studies      20,000             20,000             19,850             20,000

Ruth B. Cowl               75,000             125,000           74,438             75,000

S. T. C. A. D. A.          10,000             50,000             9,925               10,000

Sacred Heart                5,000               10,000             4,963               5,000

Children & Adoles        36,000             40,000             35,730             36,000

American Red Cross    10,000             15,000             9,925               10,000

Special Olympics                                  10,000             9,000              

Holding Institute                                    25,000

Guardian Volunteers                             25,000             10,000

Total General Fund       685,718           1,190,258        685,787           685,718

 

Tourism and Promotion:

 

Border Olympics          9,000               12,000             9,000               9,000

Chamber of Com.         10,000             10,000             10,000             10,000

Lulac # 12                    5,000               10,000             5,000               10,000

Lulac # 7                      5,000               5,000               5,000               5,000

Urban Mall                   10,000             110,000           10,000             10,000

Society Martha             10,000             10,000             10,000             10,000

Washington’s Birth       23,000             75,000             23,000             23,000

 

Total                            72,000             232,000           72,000             72,000

 

 

Historical & Arts

 

LCC Music                  32,815             32,815             26,252             32,815

Center of Arts              131,360           131,360           131,360           131,360

Children’s Museum       50,000             60,000             50,000             50,000

Int’l Sports Hall            3,600               5,000                                       3,600

Philharmonic Chorale    2,340               9,500               2,660               2,340

Philharmonic Orch.       37,000             65,000             39,903             37,000

TAMIU – Dance          10,000             10,000             8,000               10,000

W.B.C.A.                    15,000             30,000             15,000             15,000

            Heritage Foundation     60,000             60,000             60,000             60,000

            Mexican Cultural                                  50,000             3,000              

 

            Total Hotel/Motel         414,115           685,675           410,515           414,115

 

S.  Police Department operations.

 

            Agustin Dovalina, Police Chief, gave the presentation: 

 

            Mission Statement:

 

It is the mission of the Laredo Police Department to enhance the quality of life in Laredo by establishing a partnership with the community in an effort to preserve life, protect property and enforce the law.

 

Services:

 

Directing Traffic

                        Bike Patrol

                        Report Writing

 

                        Criminal Investigations

                        Follow-Up Investigations

                        Suicide Investigations

                        Field Investigations

 

                        Support Services

 

                        Traffic Enforcement

                        Training

                        Pipeline

                       

Accomplishments

 

 

Seizures

 

Money

Drugs & Weapons

Property

 

Performance Measures

 

Violent/Property Crime

 

Property Crime

 

1998                12,726

1999                12,462

2000                11,973

2001                12,442

 

Violent Crime

 

1998                836

1999                841

2000                972

2001                1,123

 

Emergency/Non-emergency Calls

 

Emergency                               Non-emergency           

 

1998                78,988                                     283,236

1999                88,685                                     312,429

2000                107,674                                   333,700

2001                111,810                                   355,742

 

Arrests

 

1998                7,087

1999                6,646

2000                7,184

2001                7,581

 

Capital Outlay

 

Asset Forfeiture Fund

 

Proposed Additional Capital Outlay FY02-03

 

60 Marked Police Vehicles

32 Unmarked Police Vehicles

60 Portable Radio Units

50 Handguns (.45 Caliber)

40 Mobile Data Computers

Air Unit

Bomb Disposal Unit

Mobile Video Cameras

Computer Hardware/Software

Other Police Equipment (Ex.  Radars, Noise Meters and Tint Meters)

 

Total $3,552,060

 

Purchased through the Police Trust Fund

 

Capital Improvements Projects

 

CIP 2002 – 2006

 

Precinct 1 Workstation

 

Precinct 12 Workstation

 

Precinct 14 Workstation

 

Community-Oriented Policing Update

 

            A Status Report on COPS and its future.

 

Crime remains among the top concerns of America, and to fight it, cities and counties across the nation are turning to community policing.  Community policing is a strategy that builds on fundamental policing practices with resolve from citizens and new thinking from police officers.

 

Community policing has been shown to reduce crime and fear, while restoring a sense of order.  But it also can rebuild the bond between citizens and government.  Police officers, as public servants who interact with citizens on a daily bases, have a unique opportunity to demonstrate the importance of citizen involvement in the community.  In turn, they realize that their authority and effectiveness are linked directly to the support they receive from citizens.  When fully embraced, community policing is democracy at its best.

 

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 authorized funds to promote community policing and add 100,000 community policing officers over six year.  The U. S. Department of Justice created the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)  to carry out this mission.  Today, there are approximately 115, 000 police officers hired and funding still continues to exist  under this program. 

 

Community-Oriented Policing:  A History of Laredo

 

On April 1995, the Laredo Police Department received a grant for a “COPS Ahead” Program from the U. S.  Department of Justice under President Clinton’s Crime Bill.  This grant authorized the City to hire six (6) additional police officers as an overall plan to address crime and related problems through community policing.  With this grant, nine (9) officers were assigned to the Azteca Neighborhood to perform community policing.  The program produced positive results and gained popularity city-wide. 

 

On May 1996, the department received notice from the U. S. Department of Justice that the City had been awarded a COPS Universal Hiring Grant for the acquisition of an additional ten (10) officers.  With this additional personnel, the department was able to create three additional community policing areas.  These areas included the HEB Workstation, the downtown public library workstation and the Colonia Guadalupe Workstation.

 

On February 1997, a delegation of six people, including former members Jose Perez, Joe A.  Guerra, then interim City Manager F.  Pena, then interim Police Chief A.  Dovalina, III., then Lt.  F.  San Miguel, III. And Sgt. A.  Sanchez, traveled to the City of Tempe, Arizona for a series of meetings with the Tempe Police Department regarding their COPS program.  The trip was fruitful as it provided us with an overview of how COPS is being implemented in another location.  Our program was a step ahead of Tempe’s as we had already created four COPS areas compared to their single one.  We had also enhanced our own COPS network program in a shorter period than they had.

 

On March 1997, a delegation of four people including former Cm.  Jose Perez, Interim Police Chief A.  Dovalina, III., then Lt.  F.  San Miguel, III. And then Officer E.  Moncivis toured the St.  Petersburg, Florida Police Department.  The group traveled to Florida to observe the St.  Petersburg Police Department’s COPS set-up which is nationally renowned for its highly successful city-wide community-based policing implementation.

 

On July 1997, the Laredo Police Department presented a COPS workshop to the Laredo City Council for orientation and direction.  The main topic of discussion was the expansion of the COPS philosophy to other areas of the city.  Due to limited resources and manpower, only four areas could be established at this time.  The areas selected were police district 9 (Mall Del Norte), police district 15 (Cigarroa Recreation Center), police district 4 (K Tarver Recreation Center) and police district 3 (National Armory).  These areas were selected based on crime rates and the number of calls for service.

 

On August 1997, the department received a supplemental award for the Universal Hiring Program.  This grant provided funding for the hiring of an additional ten (10) police officers.  The total number of officers funded under the U. S.  Department of Justice  COPS Office at this time had grown to twenty-six (26).

 

On October 1997, the Mall Del Norte Workstation became fully operational.  This new community policing district was assigned one Sergeant and nine patrol officers.  Mall Del Norte provided the office space and utilities at no cost to the city. 

 

On November 1997, the Southside workstation was established at the Cigarroa Recreation Center.  This workstation was assigned one Sergeant and ten police officers.  The office space and utilities are being provided by the Parks and Recreation Department as instructed by City Council.

 

On March 1998, the National Armory Workstation became operation.  This district was assigned one Sergeant and nine police officers.  This office space is being provided by the City of Laredo.

 

On April 1998, the K.  Tarver Workstation was implemented.  The district was assigned one Sergeant and nine police officers.  This office space is being provided by the Parks and Recreations Department as instructed by the City Council. 

 

On May 1998, the Laredo Police Department was awarded a supplemental grant to the Universal Hiring Program from the U. S. Department of Justice for the hiring of twenty new police officers. These Officers were hired in August 1998 and are currently patrolling the streets of Laredo.

 

On October 1998, the North Boys and Girls Club was opened and was staffed with one Sergeant, one investigator and 11 officers.  The Laredo Police Department was leasing the office space at this location at the rate of $1.00 per year and the utilities were provided free of charge by the Boys and Girls Club.

 

On May 1999, the Laredo Police Department received an award letter from the U. S. Department of Justice to hire an additional 30 officers under the Universal Hiring Grant.  It was then approved by City Council and the hiring process was initiated.

 

In May 2001, three workstations were created.  These workstations included the Victor Serna Workstation located on Santa Maria Ave.  by Farias Elementary School, the Eugenio Luna Workstation located at the D. D.  Hachar Recreation Center and Susano Castillo Workstation located at the 4100 block of Springfield Ave.  In July 2001, the Pablo Albidrez Workstation was created and all four workstations were fully operational by this date.

 

In September, 2001, the Laredo Police Department opened at the 11th Precinct Workstation.  This building is located at 618 Del Mar Blvd.  And also houses part of the City’s Administrative Services Department.

 

Current Situation and Future Goals

 

As of today, the Laredo Police Department has managed to implement 13 community policing workstations (Police Precincts 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,15,16) in Laredo.  The remaining police precincts (1-14) do not have a workstation in their area and are awaiting council direction.

 

In March 2002, the City of Laredo received a grant award from the U. S. Department of Justice to hire an additional 40 police officers.  These police officers will be hired in a span of one year.  Half of these officers are anticipated to be ready for full duty by the summer of 2003.  The other 20 officers are expected to be ready by the latter part of 2003.

 

The additional personnel will allow the Laredo Police Department to expand its community policing services by creating new precincts and workstations.  Creating a new police district needs to be thought out carefully because of the existing map references that our CAD system operates under.  Also, the additional personnel will be used to increase the number of officers at every police precinct.

 

What is the next step?

 

The Laredo Police Department needs to meet with two City Council Members to identify possible locations for a Workstation for the remaining precincts.  These Precincts that are in need of a Workstation are Precinct 1 (Cm.  Hector Garcia) and Precinct 14 (Cm.  Jose Valdez, Jr.)  The general area for these precincts are:

 

Precinct 1 – Base Area – Possible Site – Suggested near the J. W. Nixon Area

Precinct 14  - Mines Rd.  Area – Possible Site – Next to the Fire Station on Mines

 

IV.       EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The City Council hereby reserves the right to go into executive session at any time during this public meeting, if such is requested by the City Attorney or other legal counsel for the City, pursuant to his or her duty under Section 551.071(2) of the Government Code, to consult privately with his or her client on an item on the agenda, or on a matter arising out of such item.

 

            Motions

 

Motion to instruct the City Manager to proceed with the implementation of a 2.8% cost of living adjustment on October 1, 2002 and continue with the current merit pay plan for fiscal year 2002-2003.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Motion to set public hearing on proposed tax rate of .025856 amended to include that funds be earmarked for public safety.  Amendment accepted by maker of the motion.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  Garcia

For:     6                                               Against:  1                                            Abstain:

                                                            Cm.  Ramirez

 

Motion to instruct the City Manger to increase the City’s dependent medical benefit plan contribution rate by 20% and implement the increase on October 1, 2002 for all plan participants. 

 

Moved:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Motion to instruct City Manager to post a public hearing to approve the .15 cents increase on the Bridge Pedestrian Fee, included in the Proposed FY2002-2003 budget.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

Second:  Cm.  Garcia

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

V.        ADJOURNMENT

 

     Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time:  9:00 p.m.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano
Second:  Cm.  Belmares

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

I, Gustavo Guevara, Jr., City Secretary, do hereby certify that the above minutes contained in pages 01 to 65 are true, complete and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on August 12th, 13th, and 14th 2002. 

 

 

                                                                       

                                                            __________________

                                                            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                            City Secretary