†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CITY OF LAREDO

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M-2003-SC-005

††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1110 HOUSTON STREET

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† AUGUST 26, 2003

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5:30 P.M.


These are preliminary minutes of the meeting held August 26, 2003. The official minutes will be published following

City Councilís approval at a future date.
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

††††††††††† 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 waive final reading of Ordinance # 2003-O-216.


††††††††††† Moved:Cm.E.Valdez

††††††††††† Second:Cm.Garcia

††††††††††† For:††† 6††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Against:0††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Abstain:0



2003-O-216                  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 Laredoís 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 adopt Ordinance # 2003-O-216.




For:†††† 6††† ††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Against:0 †††††† †††††††††† Abstain:0




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.



††††††††††† Motion to adjourn.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Time: 5:42 p.m.


††††††††††† Moved:Cm.Amaya

††††††††††† Second:Cm.Agredano

††††††††††† For:†††† 6 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Against:0††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Abstain:0