CITY OF LAREDO

WORKSHOP

M2007-W-02

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS  78040

MARCH 2, 2007

5:30 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

            Mike Garza,                                                                             Council Member, District I

            Michael Landeck,                                                                     Council Member, District III

            Johnny Amaya,                                                                         Council Member, District IV

            Johnny Rendon,                                                                        Council Member, District V

            Juan Chavez,                                                                            Council Member, District VII

            Juan Ramirez,                                                                           Mayor Pro Tem, District VIII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                               City Secretary

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Acting City Manager

            Horacio De Leon,                                                                     Assistant City Manager

            Rafael Garcia,                                                                           Assistant City Manager

            Valeria Acevedo,                                                                      Acting City Attorney

 

            Motion to excuse Cm. Garcia and Cm. Belmares.

 

            Moved:  Cm. Garza

            Second:  Cm. Landeck

            For:     6                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

IV.       Motion amending motion approved on February 5, 2007 for the setting of regular City             Council meeting dates through March 2007 due to holidays and/or conferences.  The             revised meeting dates for March 2007 are March 19, 2007 (instead of March 12, 2007)             and March 26, 2007.

 

            Motion to approve.

 

            Moved:  Cm. Garza

            Second:  Cm. Amaya

            For:    6                                                Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

V.        Adjournment

 

CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2007-S-05

 

I.          RESOLUTION

 

            1.  2007-R-016  The following resolution is a consensus statement by the Community of the

                                       Laredo, Texas to encourage the United States Congress and the elected

                                       officials of the State of Texas to pass fair and comprehensive immigration

                                       reform.

 

                                      Motion to approve Resolution #2007-R-016.

 

                                      Moved:  Cm. Garza

                                      Second:  Cm. Amaya

                                      For:     6                                 Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

II.        FINAL READING

 

            Motion to waive the final reading of Ordinance 2007-O-034.

 

            2.  2007-O-034  An Ordinance of the City of Laredo finding, after reasonable notice and

                                      hearing, that AEP Texas Central Company’s existing rates are

                                      unreasonable; finding that AEP Texas Central Company’s requested

                                      revenue resulting from electric transmission and distribution rates and

                                      charges within the City should be reduced; determining just and reasonable                                rates; adopting recommendations of consultants providing for recovery of

                                      rate case expenses;  preserving regularity rights of the City; ordaining other

                                      provisions related to the subject matter hereof.

 

                                      Motion to adopt Ordinance 2007-O-034.

 

                                      Moved:  Cm. Garza

                                      Second:  Cm. Amaya

                                      For:     6                                 Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

III.       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.

 

IV.       ADJOURNMENT

 

            Motion to adjourn.

 

            Moved:  Cm. Landeck

            Second:  Cm. Amaya

            For:     6                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0