CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M-2003-SC-004

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 25, 2003

5:30 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,                                                                    Council Member, District I

            Hector Garcia,                                                                          Council Member, District II

            John C.  Galo,                                                                          Mayor Pro Tempore, 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

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Assistant City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

III.       PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $449,067.00 from the Texas Department of Health for the BioTerrorism Preparedness Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2003, through August 31, 2004, and authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s full-time equivalent positions by creating a Clerk II (Grade 25) position and a Public Health Technician (Grade 36) for the program, and eliminating the position of Sanitarian II.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain: 0

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Ramirez

For:    8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

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.

 
V.     ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion to adjourn.                                                                                Time:  6:15 p.m.

 

Moved:  Cm. E. Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Cm. Agredano

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 to 02 are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council Meeting held on the 25th of July, 2003.

 

 

                                                            ____________________

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

  City Secretary