CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2006-SC-04

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS  78040

FEBRUARY 10, 2006

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.

 

III.       ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

 

            Elizabeth G.  Flores,                                                                 Mayor

            Alfredo Agredano,                                                                    Council Member, District I

            Hector Garcia,                                                                          Council Member, District II

            John C.  Galo,                                                                          Council Member, District III

            Johnny Amaya,                                                                         Council Member, District IV

            Johnny Rendon                                                                         Council Member, District V

            Gene Belmares,                                                                        Council Member, District VI

            Juan Ramirez,                                                                           Council Member, District VIII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                               City Secretary

            Larry Dovalina,                                                                         City Manager

            Rafael Garcia,                                                                           Assistant City Manager

            Horacio De Leon,                                                                     Assistant City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

            Motion to excuse Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0                               

 

IV.       RESOLUTIONS

 

1.  2006-R-013  Canvassing the returns of the Special Election held on February 4, 2006

                           and approving the results.

 

                           Mayor Flores read the following election results for the Special Election:

 

                           Juan Chavez              Council Member, District VII                572

                           Jorge A.  Vera                       Council Member, District VII                452

                           Javier De “RitoAnda           Council Member, District VII                  22

 

                                       Motion to approve Resolution # 2006-R-013.

 

                                       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                                       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                       For:     8                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2.  2006-R-018  Declaring a public necessity to utilize the area under IH 35, between Park

Street and Sanchez Street, as a parking area on February 16, 2006, for the annual Youth Parade and on February 18, 2006 for the Washington’s Birthday Parade and authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the use of said property. 

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2006-R-018.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                 Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                                   

V.        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.             

 

 

VI.       ADJOURNMENT

 

            Motion to adjourn.                                                                                Time:  12:23 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0