CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2004-SC-02

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

MAY 24, 2004

12:15 P.M.

 

 I.         CALL TO ORDER

 

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

 

II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

            Mayor Flores led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Roll Call

 

            Motion to excuse Cm.  Ramirez.

 

            Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

            Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

III.       RESOLUTIONS

 

1.   2004-R-047     Canvassing the returns of the General Election held on May 15, 2004;

                               approving the results; calling for a runoff election for District IV on

                               June 19, 2004; and authorizing the City Manager to enter into contract

                               with the Webb County Election Administrator for the purpose of

                               conducting a runoff election. 

 

                               The City Attorney publicly read the election results of the May 15, 2004

                               General Election as follows:

 

COUNCIL MEMBER                      TOTAL VOTES                                 MAJORITY

                                                                                                                        (Percentage)

DISTRICT IV

 

Johnny Amaya                                      542                                                      43.33%

Sabas Zapata, III                                  508                                                      40.61%

Raymond A.  Bruni                               201                                                      16.07%

 

DISTRICT V

 

Johnny Rendon                                     881                                                      75.17%

Daniel “Danny” De La Rosa                  291                                                      24.83%

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT VII

 

Jose A.  Valdez, Jr.                              216                                                      100%

 

 

DISTRICT VIII                                

 

Juan Ramirez                                        638                                                      52.47%

Canuta “Tita” Quintanilla                       578                                                      47.53%

 

Total number of voters who voted Early as indicated by Poll Lists:                     2333

Total number of voters who voted on Election Day as indicated by Poll: 1624

                                                            Total:                                                    3957

                              

The Mayor announced that CanutaTita” Quintanilla asked for a recount in District VIII

against Juan Ramirez.  The recount will take  place at the Webb County Administrative

Bldg today, May 24, 2004.   She also announced that there will be a runoff election to be

held June 19, 2004 for District IV against Johnny Amaya and Sabas Zapata.   

 

Motion to canvass the May 15, 2004 General Election results by accepting the results as

presented by the City Secretary and approving Resolution 2004-R-047.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

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.

 

Moved:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

For:     7                                               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 12 are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on May 24, 2004.

 

                       

                                                                        ____________________________________

                                                                                    Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                                    City Secretary