CITY OF LAREDO
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1110 HOUSTON STREET
LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
September 8, 2006
I. CALL TO ORDER
With a quorum present, Mayor Raul G. Salinas called the meeting to order.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Raul G. Salinas led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. ROLL CALL
Raul G. Salinas, Mayor
Hector Garcia, Council Member, District II
Johnny Rendon Council Member, District V
Gene Belmares, Council Member, District VI
Juan Chavez Council Member, District VII
Juan Ramirez, Mayor Pro Tempore, District VIII
Gustavo Guevara, Jr., City Secretary
Larry Dovalina, City Manager
Cynthia Collazo, Deputy City Manager
Horacio De Leon, Deputy City Manager
Rafael Garcia, Assistant City Manager
Jaime Flores, City Attorney
Motion to excuse Cm. Garza, Cm. Landeck and Cm. Amaya.
Moved: Cm. Belmares
Second: Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez
For: 4 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Cm. Garcia was not present.
IV. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE
1. Providing for the adoption of a tax rate of $0.637000 per $100 value with a Maintenance and Operation rate of $0.513745 per $100 value and an Interest and Sinking Fund rate of $0.123255 per $100 value for the levy and the collection of General and Special ad valorem taxes for the City of Laredo for Tax Year 2006 and Fiscal Year 2006-2007.
Mayor Salinas made the following amendment to the motion.
The sixth whereas and Section 6 should reflect the following:
In accordance with Section 22.28 of the Texas Property Tax Code, the Chief Appraiser
Certified a value of $158,088,010 under which a 10% late rendition penalty will be imposed to
the levy and added to the original tax bill.
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
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.
Motion to adjourn. Time: 12:30
Moved: Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez
Second: Cm. Belmares
For: 5 Against: 0 Abstain: 0