CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP

M2006-W-07

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS  78040

OCTOBER 12, 2006

12:15 P.M.

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

            With a quorum present, Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez called the meeting to order.

 

II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

            Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

III.       ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

 

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 Ramirez,                                                                           Mayor Pro Tem, District VIII

            Donna Magnon,                                                                        Deputy City Secretary

            Larry Dovalina,                                                                         City Manager

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Deputy City Manager

            Rafael Garcia,                                                                           Assistant City Manager

            Valeria Acevedo,                                                                      Acting City Attorney

 

            Motion to excuse Mayor Salinas, Cm.  Garza, Cm.  Garcia, and Cm.  Chavez.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     4                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

IV.       PRESENTATIONS

 

            Presentation and training by Basil Tilmon of GalleryWatch.com Austin, Texas a provider            of online legislative information and management services for searching, tracking,    managing and analyzing Texas and federal legislative, regulatory and appropriation         processes.

 

            Veronica Cantu, Legislation Liaison, introduced Basil Tilmon of GalleryWatch.com who             gave a presentation and training for the online legislative information and management     services for searching, tracking, managing, and analyzing Texas and federal legislative,     regulatory and appropriation processes.

 

V.        EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

            The City Council hereby reserves the right to go into executive session at any time during             the 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.                                                                                           

 

            Moved:  Cm. Belmares

            Second:  Cm. Rendon

            For:     4                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0