CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2006-SC-07

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

May 25, 2006

12:15 p.m.

 

These are preliminary minutes from the City Council Meeting of May 25, 2006.  These minutes will be approved at a later date.

 

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

            With a quorum present Mayor Elizabeth 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

            Johnny Rendon                                                             Council Member, District V

            Gene Belmares,                                                                        Council Member, District VI

            Juan Chavez,                                                                            Council Member, District VII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                               City Secretary

            Larry Dovalina,                                                                         City Manager

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Deputy City Manager

            Horacio De Leon,                                                                     Assistant City Manager

            Rafael Garcia,                                                                           Assistant City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

            Motion to excuse Cm.  Galo, Cm.  Amaya, and Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Agredano

            Second:  Cm.  Chavez

            For:     4                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

IV.       RESOLUTION         

 

            1.  2006-R-063  Canvassing the results of the May 20, 2006 recount of the votes cast on the

                                       General Election for the position of City Council Member District I and                                                  Council Member District III held on May 13, 2006, pursuant to petition                                                filed by Ramiro Martinez in District I and petition filed by Ricardo                                                 Hinojosa in District III in accordance with the provisions and procedures                                        of the Texas Election Code; and approving the results of the recount.

 

                                       Mayor Flores publicly read the recount of votes held on May 13, 2006.

 

Council Member           Early Votes                  Election Day                 Election Day                 Total

                                                                                                       Not Hand Counted

 

District I                      

Ramiro Martinez           435                              101                                                                     536

Jesus Justo Guerra        328                              214                                                                     542

Mike Garza                  495                              359                                                                     854

 

District III

Ricardo J. Gonzalez      401                                                                       290                            691

Michael Landeck          717                                                                       372                         1,089

Ricardo Hinojosa          299                                                                      170                            469

 

                                      

Motion to approve Resolution # 2006-R-063.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Agredano

Second:  Cm.  Rendon

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:  12:27 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

            Second:  Cm.  Garcia

            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 02 and they are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on May 25, 2006.

 

                                                                                   

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                                                                                    Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                          City Secretary