City of Laredo

Annual Budget Workshop


City Council Chambers

Laredo, Texas78040

August 17, 2006


I.† ††††††† Call to order


††††††††††† With a quorum present, Mayor Raul 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

††††††††††† Mike Garza,†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Council Member, District I

††††††††††† Hector Garcia,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Council Member, District II

††††††††††† Michael Landeck,†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Council Member, District III

††††††††††† Johnny Amaya, ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Council Member, District IV

††††††††††† Johnny Rendon,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Council Member, District V

††††††††††† Gene Belmares,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Council Member, District VI

††††††††††† Juan Chavez,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Council Member, District VII

††††††††††† Juan Ramirez,†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mayor Pro Tem, District VIII

††††††††††† Donna Magnon,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Secretary

††††††††††† Larry Dovalina, ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Manager

††††††††††† Horacio De Leon, ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Manager

††††††††††† Rafael Garcia,†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Manager

††††††††††† Valeria Acevedo, †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Attorney


IV.†††††† Communications


V.††††††† Discussion and possible action regarding the proposed fiscal year 2006-2007 Annual ††††††††††† Budget.


††††††††††† a.† Convention and Visitorís Bureau funding and operations.


††††††††††† b.† The City of Laredo funded economic development activities/programs.


††††††††††† c.† Funding and operations of the Mayor and City Council division,


VI.†††††† 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 and 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.


VII.†††† Motion to adjourn.


††††††††††† Moved:† Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

††††††††††† Second:† Cm.† Amaya

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