CITY OF LAREDO

                                          SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

                                                                M2003-SC-01

                                                  CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

                                                      1110 HOUSTON STREET

                                                       LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

                                                                 JUNE 1, 2003

                                                                     5:00 P.M.

 

 I.         CALL TO ORDER

 

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

 

II.        ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

 

            Elizabeth G.  Flores,                                                                 Mayor

Alfredo AGredano                                                                    Mayor Pro Tempore

            Hector Garcia                                                                           Council Member, District II

            John C.  Galo,                                                                          Council Member, District III

            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

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

           

III.       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.

 

1.  Request for executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in

order to deliberate on the value of, and possible purchase of, real property near the Central Business District, because deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiations with third persons; and return to open session for possible action.

 

Motion to go into Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in order to deliberate on the value of, and possible purchase of, real property near the Central Business District, because deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiations with third persons; and return to open session for possible action.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo 

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    6                                                       Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

Cm. Agredano and Cm. Garcia were not present during the motion.

 

After the Executive Session, the Mayor announced that no formal action was taken.

 

Motion to authorize the City Manager to proceed with negotiations and finalize the purchase of a certain lot in the City’s downtown area for the amount $416,500.00.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Ramirez

Second:  Cm.  Belmares

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

IV.       ADJOURNMENT

 

      Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time:  5:25 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

            Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez, Jr.

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

I, Gustavo Guevara, Jr., City Secretary, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes contained in pages 01 through 2 which are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on June 1, 2003.

 

 

                                                                                    ________________________________

                                                                                    Gustavo Guevara, Jr.