CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2006-SC-06

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

May 16, 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

            Hector Garcia,                                                                          Council Member, District II

            Johnny Amaya,                                                             Council Member, District IV

            Johnny Rendon                                                             Council Member, District V

            Jose A.  Valdez, Jr.,                                                                 Mayor Pro Tem, District VII

            Juan Ramirez,                                                                           Council Member, District VIII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                               City Secretary

            Larry Dovalina,                                                                         City Manager

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Deputy City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

            Motion to excuse  Cm.  Galo, Cm.  Belmares, and Cm.  Agredano.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

            Second:  Cm.  Garcia

            For:     5                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

IV.       RESOLUTION

 

            1.  2006-R-058  Canvassing the returns of the general City election held on May 13, 2006; q

                                      approving the results; ordering a special runoff election if necessary;

                                      authorizing the City Manager to enter into contract with the Webb County

                                      Elections Administrator; and providing for publication.

 

                                      Mayor Flores publicly read the election results of May 13, 2006.

 

                                      General Election as follows:

 

 

 

COUNCIL MEMBER                    EARLY         ELECTION         TOTAL       MAJORITY

                                                          VOTES         DAY VOTES                             (Percentage)

 

MAYOR

   Rene “Hazel” Gonzalez                        591                     319                   910                     4.73%     

   Jose Valdez, Jr.                                   2,459                  1,395                3,854                   20.02%

   John Galo                                            5,312                  2,342                7,654                  39.77%

   Jaime “Cuate” Mendoza                        513                     227                   740                    3.84%

   Raul Salinas                                        3,634                  2,456                6,090                  31.64%

                                                                                                                                       

MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE

   Alfonso “Boyer”Ornelas                  10,089              5,488                   15,577                      84.22%

   Jose Sergio Dorantes, Jr.                    1,950                 968                     2,918         15.78%

 

DISTRICT I  

   Ramiro Martinez                                436                      101                     537                       27.68% 

   Jesus Justo Guerra                              331                      216                     547                      28.20%

   Mike Garza                                         496                      360                    856                      44.12%

 

DISTRICT II

   Hector “Tito” Garcia                           947                      462                  1,409                   100%

 

DISTRICT III

   Ricardo J. “Buso” Gonzalez               408                      290                      698                      30.83%

   Michael Landeck                                724                       372                   1,096                    48.41%

   Ricardo (Pata) Hinojosa                      300                      170                      470                    20.76%

 

 

DISTRICT VI           

   Alfonso Martinez                                 722                      325                   1,047                 24.38% 

   Ramond Bruni                                      520                      313                      833                 19.39%

   Gene Belmares                                  1,439                      976                   2,415                 56.23%

 

Motion to approve Resolution 2006-R-058.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Rendon

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     5                                               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:  9:15 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Rendon

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     5                                               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 03 and they are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on May 16, 2006.

 

 

 

                                                                        __________________________________

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                                    City Secretary