CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2006-SC-10

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

September 8, 2006

12:00 p.m.

 

 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

 

            In attendance:

 

            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.

 

VI.              ADJOURNMENT

 

            Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time:  12:30

 

            Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

            Second:  Cm.  Belmares

            For:     5                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0