CITY OF LAREDO
                          CITY COUNCIL MEETING

                         CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                          1110 HOUSTON STREET
                             LAREDO, TEXAS
                               5:30 P.M.

                                MINUTES

       M97-R-32                                  SEPTEMBER 15, 1997

   I.  CALL TO ORDER

       With a quorum present Mayor Protem Jose R. Perez, Jr. called the meeting
       to order.

  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

       Mayor Protem Perez led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 III.  ROLL CALL
       IN ATTENDANCE:
       JOSE R. PEREZ, JR.,   COUNCILMEMBER, DISTRICT I
       LOUIS H. BRUNI,             "      , DISTRICT II
       ALFONSO I. "PONCHO" CASSO,  "      , DISTRICT III
       CECILIA MAY MORENO,         "      , DISTRICT IV
       ELISEO VALDEZ,              "      , DISTRICT V
       JOE A. GUERRA,              "      , DISTRICT VI
       MARIO G. ALVARADO,          "      , DISTRICT VII
       CONSUELO "CHELO" MONTALVO,  "      , DISTRICT VIII
       GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR., CITY SECRETARY
       FLORENCIO PENA, III,  CITY MANAGER
       JAIME L. FLORES,      CITY ATTORNEY

       ABSENCES:

       Motion to excuse Mayor Saul N. Ramirez, Jr., due to out-of-
       town business commitment.

       Moved : Cm. Guerra
       Second: Cm. Valdez
       For:  6                          Against:  0         Abstain:  0 Cm.
       Casso was not present and Mayor Protem Perez was chairing the meeting and
       not voting.

       Motion to waive the rules of order and move item F(1) and B(1).

       Moved : Cw. Montalvo
       Second: Cw. Moreno
       For:  7                          Against:  0         Abstain:  0

       Cm. Casso joined the meeting at 5:35 p.m.

  IV.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

       2. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with the State
          of Texas General Services Commission on behalf of the Texas Department
          of Health, Public Health Regional 11, for 2,268 square feet of office
          space at the City of Laredo Health Complex located at 2600 Cedar
          Street.
          1. Lease renewal term will be from September 1, 1997, through August
             31, 1998, at no space cost;
          2. Monthly electricity and janitorial services shall be $703.50.

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

       3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with the State
          of Texas General Services Commission on behalf of University of Texas
          Health Science Center at San Antonio for 317 square feet of office
          space at the City of Laredo Health Complex located at 2600 Cedar
          Street.
          1. Lease renewal term will be from September 1, 1997, through August
             31, 1998.
          2. Monthly rent shall be $335.88 which includes cost of utilities and
             janitorial services.

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

       4. Designating as a public easement, seven tracts of land as part of the
          proposed extension of Arkansas Avenue from Saunders Street (U.S. Hwy.
          59) to Foster Avenue. Said tracts being Tract 1, Tract 2, Tract 3,
          Tract 4, Tract 5, Tract 6, and Tract 7, out of the Airport Property,
          being generally described below and providing for an effective date:
          TRACT 1 - Being 0.335 acres out of Block 22, Subdivision Plat of
          Laredo Airport in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as recorded
          in Volume 5, Page 1, Map records of Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 2 - Being 0.166 acres out of Block 30, Subdivision Plat of
          Laredo Airport, in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas,

          as recorded in Volume 5, Page 1, Plat records of Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 3 - Being 1.126 acres out of Block 20, Subdivision Plat of
          Laredo Airport, in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as recorded
          in Volume 5, Page 1, Map records of Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 4 - Being 0.272 acres out of Block 7, Subdivision Plat of Laredo
          Airport in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as recorded in
          Volume 5, Page 1, Plat records of Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 5 - Being 2.902 acres out of Block 1, Subdivision Plat of Laredo
          Airport in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as recorded in
          Volume 5, Page 1, Plat records of Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 6 - Being 1.549 acres out of Laredo International Airport
          Property, as recorded in Volume 478, Pages 479-481, Deed Records of
          Webb County, Texas; being also out of Survey Number 799, Abstract
          Number 329, in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 7 - Being 0.642 acres out of the City of Laredo 8.1488 acre
          tract, recorded in Volume 1251, Pages 26-27, Real Property Records of
          Webb County, Texas, being also out of Survey Number 799, Abstract
          Number 329, in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

       5. Declaring the public necessity to convert the south 19.08 feet by
          277.78 feet section of the 400 Block of Ryan Street between
          Springfield and Maryland Avenues into a parking facility for the East
          Central Laredo Park and the North side section into a 19 foot wide
          one-way street from Springfield to Maryland, and authorizing the
          transfer of $21,124.00, from 1993 CDBG Paving Project 51 Line Item No.
          211-9340-597-4951 to the East Central Laredo Park Line Item No.  211-
          9380-555-1166 to cover the construction of the improvements for this
          project and providing for an effective date.

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

       6. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to
          convey those sections of San Augustin Avenue between Zaragoza and
          Water Streets and Flores Avenue between Zaragoza and Water Streets to
          Fasken Ltd., a Texas Limited Partnership in exchange for two corner
          clip tracts at the intersection of IH 35 and FM 3464 (Milo
          Interchange). Said street sections being described on "Exhibits A & B"
          and said corner clip tracts being more particularly described below
          and more particularly described by Metes and Bounds on "Exhibits C &
          D", respectively, and providing for an effective date: PARCEL 1 -
          Being a 15,678.00 square foot (0.35992 of an acre) tract of land, more
          or less, out of and part of the  Barbara T. Fasken 489.11 acre tract
          of land lying and being in Porcion 20, Abstract 48, Original Grantee,
          Baustista Garcia, as executed by Palafox Exploration Company to
          Barbara T. Fasken by deed dated December 17, 1984 and recorded in
          Volume 1089, Pages 391-392, Webb County Real Property Records, save
          and except 8.68 acres conveyed to the State of Texas by deed recorded
          in Volume 1308, Pages 728-735, Webb County Real Property Records.
          PARCEL 2 - Being a 5,000.00 square foot (0.1148 of an acre) tract of
          land, more or less, out of and part of the  Barbara T. Fasken 489.11
          acre tract of land lying and being in Porcion 20, Abstract 48,
          Original Grantee, Baustista Garcia, as executed by Palafox Exploration
          Company to Barbara T. Fasken by deed dated December 17, 1984 and
          recorded in Volume 1089, Pages 391-392, Webb County Real Property
          Records, save and except 8.68 acres conveyed to the State of Texas by
          deed recorded in Volume 1308, Pages 728-735, Webb County Real Property
          Records.

          Ordinance Introduction: Cm. Alvarado

       7. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to
          effectively convey fee simple title to Elsa P.  Saenz and Olga Escobar
          for the sale at Fair Market Value of "Surface Only" of certain City
          property described as that former section of the 1400 Block of Santa
          Barbara Street between Texas and Milmo Avenues situated in the Eastern
          Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, being more particularly
          described in "Exhibit A" and providing for an effective date.

          Ordinance Introduction: Cm. Bruni

          Cm. Bruni stated he has noticed that in recent streets that have been
          sold, people are using rather crude material to block these streets.

          Mayor Protem Perez asked if there is anything on our books specifying
          that once these streets are sold, that they have to put a fence, etc.,
          within a time period.

          Cindy Collazo, CD Director, answered that currently we do not have
          anything in our books, but added that this is a good point and that
          they would like to bring back specifications on this issue and would
          like to address commercial areas in particular.

          Motion instructing staff to implement and incorporate that when
          streets are sold, that a specific criteria and specification be used
          in erecting a fence or barricading such as used by public works.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

       8. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to
          convey a 1.176 acre tract of City-Airport-owned land situated in the
          north side and contiguous to the Main Post Office, to the U.S.  Postal
          Service in exchange for the U.S. Postal Service conveyance to the City
          of a 0.813 of an acre tract of land, situated in the east portion of
          the Main Post Office, for the extension of Arkansas Avenue, north of
          Saunders Street (U.S. Hwy. 59).  Providing for an effective date.

          Ordinance Introduction: Cw. Montalvo

   V.  FINAL READINGS

       Motion to waive the final reading of ordinances #97-O-206, #97-O-207,
       #97-O-208, #97-O-209, #97-O-210, #97-O-211, #97-O-212, #97-O-213, #97-O-
       214 and #97-O-215.

       Moved : Cm. Alvarado
       Second: Cm. Bruni
       For:  7                          Against:  0         Abstain:  0

       9. 97-O-206  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with
                    Aircraft Parts and Development Corporation, a Texas
                    Corporation, for approximately 5,888 square feet
                    constituting Building No.  1307 at the Laredo International
                    Airport.
                    1. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing August 1, 1997
                       and ending July 31, 1998 and may be extended for four (4)
                       terms of one (1) year each ending July 31, 1999, July 31,
                       2000,
                       July 31, 2001, and July 31, 2002.  Lease may be
                       terminated upon giving 90 days written notice.  2.
                    Monthly rent shall be $1,500.00 and will be adjusted
                    annually during the primary and extension terms of this
                    lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.
                       (City Council)

                    Motion to approve Ordinance #97-O-206.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Guerra
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      10. 97-O-207  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with L.A.
                    Ventures, Inc., for approximately 289 square of office space
                    constituting Suite No. 8 of Building No.  S-1 located at
                    1718 E.  Calton Road.  1. Lease term is for one (1) year
                    commencing May 1, 1997, and ending April 30, 1998, and will
                    be extended for one (1) year ending April 30, 1999.  Lease
                       may be terminated by either party upon giving a sixty
                       (60) day written notice.
                    2. Monthly rent shall be $333.00 and will be adjusted
                       annually during the primary and extension term of this
                       lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.
                       (City Council)

                    Motion to approve Ordinance #97-O-207.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Guerra
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      11. 97-O-208  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with
                    Comision Mexico-Americana Para La Eradicacion Del Gusano
                    Barrenador (U.S.D.A. Screwworm Program) for approximately
                    19,765 square feet constituting Building No. 1308 and
                    approximately 10,000 square feet of vehicle parking area
                    located at 4305 Maher Avenue.
                    1. Lease term is for five (5) years commencing June 1, 1997,
                       and ending May 31, 2002. Lease may be terminated by
                       either party upon giving one hundred twenty (120) days
                       written notice.
                    2. Monthly rent shall be $4,950.00 and will be adjusted
                       annually according to changes in the Consumer Price
                       Index.  (City Council)

                    Motion to approve Ordinance #97-O-208.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Guerra
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      12. 97-O-209  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Juan
                    Vargas d/b/a The Education Center for approximately 4,308
                    square feet constituting Building No.  1169 located at 4407
                    Foster Avenue, and used to house a day care facility.
                    1. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing August 1, 1997,
                       and ending July 31, 1998.
                    2. Monthly rent shall be $800.00. Lease may be terminated
                       upon giving 120 days written notice.  (City Council)

                    Motion to approve Ordinance #97-O-209.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Guerra
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      13. 97-O-210  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with All
                    American Events, Inc., a Florida corporation, for
                    approximately 4.0 acres of land located on the northeast
                    corner of Hillside Road and Thomas Avenue at the Laredo
                    International Airport.
                    1. Lease term is for two (2) days commencing September 20,
                       1997, and ending September 21, 1997.
                    2. Daily rent shall be $750.00. Premises will be used to
                       host a circus and proceeds will be used for charitable
                       causes.  The Laredo Police Officers Associations is
                       sponsoring this circus.  (City Council)

                    Motion to approve Ordinance #97-O-210.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Guerra
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      14. 97-O-211  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Carlos
                    Madrid d/b/a Madrid Printing Equipment for approximately
                    8,466 square feet constituting Building #464 locate at 1705
                    E. Hillside Road and to be used for a printing equipment
                    shop.
                    1. Lease term is for five (5) years commencing August 1,
                       1997 and ending July 31, 2002 and may be extended for one
                       (1) term of five (5) years ending July 31, 2007.
                    2. Monthly rent shall be $1,270.00 and will be adjusted
                       annually during the primary and extension term of this
                       lease.
                    In an effort to provide additional land for development,
                    Airport Staff wishes to demolish Building #1108 presently
                    occupied by Mr.  Madrid and, thus, relocate his business to
                    Building #464.  (City Council)

                    Motion to approve Ordinance #97-O-211.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Guerra
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      15. 97-O-212  Amending Chapter 32, of the Code of Ordinances entitles
                    vehicles for hire, by creating a new Article V, entitled
                    shuttle-van operations, providing for restrictions in
                    general, statement of policy, administration and
                    enforcement, definitions, operating enforcement,
                    definitions, operating authority, licensing, holder and
                    driver regulations, fares, insurance coverage, vehicle and
                    equipment requirements, providing for publication and
                    effective date.  (City Council) (As Amended)

                    Ray Rodriguez, Asst. City Attorney, made the presentation
                    and stated this will address the concerns that taxicab
                    drivers have.

                    Motion to approve Ordinance #97-O-212.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Guerra
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      16. 97-O-213  Authorizing the City Manager to grant a license to AT&T
                    Corporation, a New York Corporation, for the use of a
                    conduit on Juarez Lincoln International Bridge,.  License
                    term is for five years commencing on September 15, 1997 and
                    ending September 16, 2002. Annual rent shall be $5,000.00
                    and will be adjusted annually during the term of this
                    license as provided for in said license plus a fee of $4.00
                    a square foot for the occupation of the City of Laredo
                    right-of-way on Iturbide Street.
                    (City Council)

                    Motion to approve Ordinance #97-O-213.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Guerra
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      17. 97-O-214  Ordinance amending Section 24.77.1 of the Laredo Land
                    Development Code relating to permitted lot dimensions in
                    certain districts, deleting lot depth requirements in AG, R-
                    1, R-1A, R-2, RS, R-O, and B-1 districts, providing minimum
                    lot area and frontage requirements for uses such as, but not
                    limited to communication towers and off-premise signs on
                    tracts platted in conformance to provisions provided in
                    Section 212.0105 (b)(2) of the Local Government Code and
                    Section 16.343 of the Water Code; providing for publication
                    and effective date. (City Council)

                    Motion to approve Ordinance #97-O-214.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Guerra
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      18. 97-O-215  Ordinance to adopt the Annual Budget for fiscal year 1997-
                    1998 and appropriating the estimated revenues and balances
                    reported therein for the year beginning October 1, 1997 and
                    ending September 30, 1998, consistent with the financial
                    plan described in said Annual Budget; and authorizing the
                    City Manager to implement said Annual Budget.
                    (City Council)

                    Motion to table.

                    Moved : Cm. Guerra
                    Second: Cm. Bruni
                    The second was withdrawn by Cm. Bruni.

                    Dan Migura, Administrative Director, briefed the council on
                    the pay plan stating that the cost of eliminating steps 1 &
                    2 on 10/01/97 would impact FY97-98 by $404,660; the cost of
                    5% increase across the board in 6 months would cost
                    $686,993; and the cost of 5% increase across the board on
                    September 30, 1998 would cost $1,408,336.

                    Mayor Protem Perez asked how would it come out if they were
                    to give 5% October 1st, then scale it down, maybe in
                    September 30th the other 5% and in between we would have 5%
                    broken down into percent-ages, would the city be able to
                    cope with that?

                    Mr. Migura stated it would be more costly for the city, but
                    it is an option they can look at.  If they do a 5% on
                    October 1st they are looking at
                    an immediate cost of $1,353,753 which is over what was
                    budgeted.  He suggested that they might want to consider 3%
                    on October 1st to be $812,000 which is less than what was
                    budgeted for fiscal year 97-98.

                    Beto Ramirez, Budget Officer, stated that the 5% is in the
                    proposed budget now and suggested that council adopt the
                    budget now with the 5% (at anniversary date) and without any
                    of these plans incorporated, and between now and October 1st
                    evaluate all these options and then, depending on what
                    option is chosen, they will look for funding for the option
                    chosen.

                    Mayor Protem Perez stated that Mr. Migura is saying that we
                    are 16% down overall, he wants options done that would state
                    up to 15% but that staff also look at those persons who do
                    not need the 15% to be competitive.  He said he previously
                    mentioned that staff look at the issue of the anniversary
                    date, to do away with the anniversary date and go on a
                    yearly basis if we go with the merit system we have many
                    problems with it.  If an employee is not cutting it out, we
                    need to terminate those employees and just pay people that
                    work.  He wants council to consider the 5% on October 1st
                    with a 2 1/2% during the quarters and 5% on the 30th to
                    bring up all the city pay plan into order.

                    Mayor Protem Perez instructed staff to cost it out and
                    explore his option and see if they can find the monies.

                    Cw. Montalvo stated that in other words, what Mr.  Ramirez
                    is saying is that they already have 5% in

                    the budget and are going to have to look at 10% more at the
                    middle of the year?

                    Mr. Ramirez replied that they will look at line item salary
                    savings throughout the year and not filled positions.

                    Mayor Protem Perez stated that he wants staff to bring two
                    or three options to see if any of them can be appropriated.

                    Motion to approve Ordinance #97-O-215.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Guerra
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

                    Motion to waive the rules of order and bring up item G(1).

                    Moved : Cm. Bruni
                    Second: Cm. Valdez
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

  VI.  RESOLUTIONS

      19. 97-R-094  Adopting the 1998-2002 Five Year Capital Improvement Program
                    for the City of Laredo.

                    Motion to adopt Resolution.

                    Moved : Cm. Guerra
                    Second: Cm. Alvarado
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain: 0

       Cm. Bruni submitted a list to staff of priority projects he would like to
       see for District II to be included in the Capital Improvement Projects.

       1. The Texas/Price Street Drainage Improvement.
       2. A recreation center in District II (along Spur 400 east of the
          beginning of Spur 400).  Also a recreation center in the CDBG area of
          District II (east of Hachar Elementary School.) 3. The Airport
          Recreation Complex.
       4. The street lighting on Spur 400.


       Cw. Montalvo wants to see a recreation center at the La Ladrillera area
       where the care center was.

       Cindy Collazo, Community Development Director, stated that such building
       is being contemplated for use by Haz-Mat and NPDES staff, they will bring
       a plan later.

       Cm. Valdez wants to make sure that the city aggressively continue the
       sidewalk program in the CDBG areas, the border areas, and especially
       around the schools areas.  He wants the pilot program initiated on the
       speed humps.  He asked that staff see if we can negotiate with Raquel
       Gonzalez on a property she has along Pelican's Wharf (two or three
       blocks) where housing cannot be built, they might be able to convert that
       area into a softball field or soccer field.  He wants staff to explore
       this idea later on and tie it into the linear park.

       Cm. Perez recommended that the Recreational Center be erected at the
       Sierra Vista/Los Obispos area and that a pedestrian bridge at
       Tinaja/Bismark be incorporated into the new Capital Improvements Plan
       Program.

       He added there is also a request by the Superintendent that the Farias
       drop-off road project that was supposed to be coming into effect this
       year, but was moved to next year, be brought back.  The city's
       participation is $65,000, the school participation is $65,000 or 50/50
       match.

       Cm. Alvarado explained that this project consists of opening Ortiz Road
       through the back portion of the Farias Recreation Center, it would be a
       pickup/dropoff road for the students at Farias Elementary.

       Motion to incorporate the amendments plus the CIP as presented for the
       fiscal year 1997-98.

       Moved : Cm. Guerra
       Second: Cm. Alvarado
       For:  7                          Against:  0         Abstain: 0

      20. 97-R-096  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                    amount $92,770.00, for the HIV/AIDS Health and Social
                    Services Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for
                    the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31,
                    1998; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the
                    contract.

                    Motion to approve Resolution #97-O-096.

                    Moved : Cm. Guerra
                    Second: Cm. Alvarado
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      21. 97-R-097  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                    amount of $66,000.00 for the HIV/AIDS Health Education/Risk
                    Reduction Project of the City of Laredo Health Department
                    for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August
                    31, 1998; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the
                    contract.

                    Motion to approve Resolution #97-R-097.

                    Moved : Cm. Guerra
                    Second: Cm. Alvarado
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      22. 97-R-098  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a supplemental grant
                    from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the total
                    amount of $131,418.00, which consists of $27,418.00, for
                    funding of additional salaries and fringe benefits, and
                    $104,000.00, for the purchase of five (5) vehicles for use
                    by the Multi-Agency Financial Disruption Task Force; and
                    authorizing the City Manager to sign any and all documents
                    pertaining to this grant.

                    Motion to approve Resolution #97-R-098.

                    Moved : Cw. Moreno
                    Second: Cm. Valdez
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      23. 97-R-099  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the
                    Governor's Automobile Theft Prevention Authority in the
                    amount of $252,042.00, with the city designating $91,802.00,
                    in matching funds for a total of $343,844.00, for the 6th
                    year of funding of the Auto Theft Task Force for the period
                    begin-ning September 1, 1997 through August 31, 1998.

                    Motion to approve Resolution #97-R-099.

                    Moved : Cw. Moreno
                    Second: Cm. Valdez
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      24. 97-R-100  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                    amount of $11,400.00, for the Border Health Environmental
                    Survey of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
                    period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998;
                    and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract.

                    Motion to approve Resolution #97-R-100.

                    Moved : Cw. Moreno
                    Second: Cw. Moreno
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      25. 97-R-101  Authorizing the acceptance of a donation of the "Surface
                    Only" of a 13.6558 acre tract of land, more or less, being
                    out of a 407.62 acre tract of land situated in Porcion 36,
                    Abstract 473, and Porcion 37, and Abstract 410, as conveyed
                    to L.A.  Wright, and recorded in Volume 476, Pages 398-413
                    from Sally Hosea, Et., Al., for use as a City Park.

                    Motion to approve Resolution #97-R-101.

                    Moved : Cw. Moreno
                    Second: Cm. Valdez
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      26. 97-R-105  Authorizing the City Manager of the City of Laredo to submit
                    a grant application (Reimbursement Program) to the Texas
                    Historical Commission for Certified Local Government funding
                    in the amount of $5,000.00, to help fund the production of a
                    Cemetery Preservation Plan, and authorizing the City Manager
                    to execute the necessary documents.

                    Motion to approve Resolution #97-R-105.

                    Moved : Cw. Moreno
                    Second: Cm. Valdez
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      27. 97-R-107  Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Interlocal
                    Agreement between the City of Rio Bravo and the City of
                    Laredo for the collection of Landfill Fees for Disposal of
                    Garbage at the City's Landfill site by the City of Rio Bravo
                    on a daily basis.

                    Motion to approve Resolution #97-R-107.

                    Moved : Cm. Alvarado
                    Second: Cm. Valdez
                    For:  7             Against:  0         Abstain:  0

 VII.  MOTIONS

      28. Authorizing the City Manager to opt out of the Federal Health
          Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, effective
          October 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998, as a result of the City
          currently meeting and or exceeding minimum HIPA benefits provisions.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cw. Moreno
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:   7                      Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      29. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the
          Texas Department of Health for continuation of the HIV Partner
          Counseling/Partner Elicitation (PCPE) Project of the City of Laredo
          Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 1998, through
          December 31, 1998.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cw. Moreno
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      30. Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract in the amount of
          $17,766.00, with the Texas Department of Human Services for 50% of the
          cost of a full-time Eligibility Specialist II to screen patients for
          Medicaid eligibility for women and children services at the City of
          Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 17, 1997,
          through October 17, 1998.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cw. Moreno
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      31. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) Fuel Contract - Fleet Maintenance Division
          b) Tire Recapping Service Contract - Fleet Maintenance Division
          c) Janitorial Supply Contract - All Departments
          d) Vehicle Purchase - Police Department, Financial Task Force e) AS400
          Computer - MIS Department
          A tentative bid award is scheduled for October 20, 1997.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cw. Moreno
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      32. Approval of the construction plans and specifications and
          authorization to advertise for bids for the construction of E.D.A.
          Project No. 08-01-03080 - Airport Medical Infrastructure Improvements
          Arkansas Avenue Extension.  Tentative award is scheduled for October
          8, 1997.  Funding is available in the Airport Medical Park Account.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cw. Moreno
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      33. Acceptance of the construction of a Freight Booth in Lane 6 at the
          Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge No. 2 and approval of final
          payment in the amount of $9,500.00, to Paragon Builders, Inc., Laredo,
          Texas. Funding is available in the Bridge System -Toll Plaza
          Improvements.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cw. Moreno
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      34. Award of contracts to the following LOW BIDDERS MEETING SPECIFICATIONS
          for the purchase of equipment for the new public library;
          a) Texas Video Sales, San Antonio, Texas, -$99,173.00 (Video Multi-
             server, CD-ROM Server)
          b) DocStar, San Antonio, Texas - $24,486.00 (Digital Imaging System)
             (Office Communications Systems)
          c) Southwestern Datacom System, San Antonio, Texas -$21,335.00 (Photo
             ID Machine)
          d) Southwestern Bell Telephone, Laredo, Texas -$19,940.43 (Phone
             System)
          e) ASI Sign Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas -$14,307.70 (Library
             Signage)
          A total of nine bids were received for this purchase. Funding for
          Video Multi-server, CD-ROM Server, Library Signage, Photo ID System is
          available in the Friends of the Library Account and funding for
          telephone system and photo ID system is available in the Library Bond
          Project Account.
          Mrs. Janice Weber, Library Director, stated that there was an error on
          the agenda on item (b) Doc Star is the brand name of the equipment,
          the company name is Office Communications System.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cw. Moreno
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      35. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Gifford-Hill Concrete Products,
          Robstown, Texas, in the amount of $10,274.85, for the purchase of 645
          L.F. of 30", reinforced concrete pipe, as required for Paving Project
          No. 50. A total of three bids were received for this purchase. Funding
          is available in the Street Paving Assessment Project 50 - Street
          Materials Account.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cw. Moreno
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      36. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Al & Rob Sales, Laredo, Texas, in
          the amount of $12,810.90, for purchase of jackets and windbreakers for
          the Fire Department. A total of three bids were received on this
          purchase. Funding is available in the departments clothing allowance
          line item budget.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cw. Moreno
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      37. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Hydra-Stop Inc., Blue Island,
          Illinois in the amount of $42,621.50, for the purchase of line
          stopping equipment for the Utilities Department.  This equipment is
          used to plug broken water lines so that the line breakage can be
          repaired. A total of four bids were received for the purchase.
          Funding is available in the Water Distribution's capital outlay
          budget.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cw. Moreno
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      38. Award of contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Holt Company of Laredo, Texas,
          in the amount of $349,133.00, for the purchase of a new bulldozer
          tractor. This equipment will be used at the City landfill and replaces
          a 1993 Caterpillar dozer. Funds for the purchase of this landfill
          equipment are available from the proceeds of the equipment sale
          authorized by City Council on 8/04/97. This equipment will be
          delivered within ninety days. Funding is available in the Landfill
          Capital Outlay Account.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cm. Alvarado
          Second: Cw. Moreno
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      39. Award of contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Naztec, Inc., Sugar Land, Texas,
          in the amount of $24,898.00, for the purchase of two traffic signal
          controllers. One controller will be installed at FM1472/Rancho Viejo
          and the other at New York/Loop 20. Delivery of these controllers is
          anticipated within ninety days. Funding is available in the Rancho
          Viejo/FM1472 -Traffic Department -Traffic Signals and in the New
          York/Loop 20 - CDBG Funds -Traffic Signalization Accounts.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cm. Alvarado
          Second: Cw. Moreno
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      40. Approval of the following items for amendment no.  10, an increase of
          $184,344.11, to the architectural/engineering (A/E) contract with
          Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, (HOK) Dallas, Texas:
          1. Design modifications in conjunction with the landside Improvements
             Phase "C" of the Airport Terminal and construction administration
             fee combined for an amount of $117,044.11;
          2. Design and Rebidding of the revisions to Passenger Loading bridges
             in the amount of $17,380.00; and
          3. Additional Limited Construction Administration for the New
             Passenger Terminal in the amount of $49,920.00.
          Original contract amount was $1,135,000.00. This change order will
          bring the total contract amount to $2,637,195.96.  Funding is
          available in the Airport Construction Fund.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cm. Alvarado
          Second: Cw. Moreno
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      41. Approval of change order no. 3, a decrease of $500.00, a deduction for
          chlorination work to be performed in-house, acceptance of the Repairs
          to the North Ground Water Storage Tank located at Lyon Street and
          Meadow Avenue Project, and approval of final payment in the amount of
          $11,475.50 to N.G.  Painting, Inc., Kerrville, Texas. Original
          contract amount was $80,900.00. This change order will bring the total
          contract amount to $119,255.00.  Funding is available in the
          Waterworks System.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cm. Alvarado
          Second: Cw. Moreno
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      42. Approval of change order no. 4, an increase of $6,400.00, to Lambda
          Construction Company, New Braunfels, Texas, construction contract for
          the Improvements to the Milmo Avenue, East Corridor and Other Booster
          Pump Stations Project for modifications to the power service to comply
          with the National Electrical Code.  Original contract amount was
          $677,400.00. This change order will bring the total contract amount to
          $702,086.17.  Funding is available in Waterworks System Fund Account.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cm. Alvarado
          Second: Cm. Bruni
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      43. Refund of property taxes in various amount to the following
          individuals or companies:
          a. Best Warehouse, Inc., in the amount of $1,343.76.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cm. Alvarado
          Second: Cm. Bruni
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

VIII.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      44. Status report on the Impact Fee Study, with possible action.

          Fernando Roman, Utilities Director, explained that the first step they
          needed to take to launch the impact fee study was to amend the future
          land use map, which is presented to council and tells them how staff
          used the different areas of the city as to the potential for
          development (commercial, single residents, multi-family, etc).  He
          added that Keith Selman, Planning Director, has been bringing
          amendments before council for the past months and they are now at the
          point where they are ready to present them to council for adoption.
          His role in this report is to ask for a motion to authorize a public
          hearing for discussion of the land use map.  He is suggesting October
          27th for the public hearing.  He also notified them that the land use
          map will be available for viewing at the Public Library and at the
          Utilities Department for public inspection.  He also presented the
          calendar of activities.

          Motion to authorize the date of October 27th for a Public Hearing for
          the purpose of discussing the land use map/land use assumption plan
          prior to its adoption.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cm. Valdez
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      45. Authorizing the City Manager to make the necessary changes in order to
          relocate the Storm Water Management and Ecology Demonstration Park
          presently with the Father Charles McNaboe Recreation Facility to
          Laredo Community College campus due to the delay in the construction
          of the Recreation Facility.  Upon City Council approval, these changes
          will be submitted to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation
          Commission (TNRCC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for
          their approval as well.

          Raj Guntner, from the NPDES Department, recommended two options: to
          either go back and relocate the project to some other area or return
          the monies to EPA and added that we probably do not want to do this
          because they spent a lot of time in getting that money.  His
          recommendation is to implement the ecological park at Laredo Community
          College campus.  They have already spoken the people at LCC and they
          did agree upon taking that project.

          Motion to approve the change of the ecological park to Laredo
          Community College Campus.

          Moved : Cm. Alvarado
          Second: Cm. Casso
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

  IX.  COMMUNICATIONS

       a. Presentation by Candelario Viera concerning a request for a third
          extension of his injury leave status.

          Mr. Viera requested from the Council an extension of 6 months for
          recovery of his injuries.

          Dan Migura stated that the leave that Mr. Viera is requesting had
          expired, they show in their chronological summary that it expired on
          February 8, 1996.  At this point there is no authorization and City
          Council doesn't have to take any action under the city charter and
          code of ordinances, this is strictly by the will of council to extend
          this.  At this time Mr. Viera has 143 days sick leave and 73 days of
          annual leave that has not been used.  Council can take whatever action
          they like, it appears that once it is exhausted Mr. Viera can come to
          council and request an extension of that leave and if council wishes
          to do that they can, he does not think there is anything illegal about
          do this.

          Jaime Flores, City Attorney, stated he has not looked at this
          recommendation but that he will look at it.

          Cw. Moreno questioned why can't they use their sick leave?

          Mr. Migura stated he has used the extension of the pay leave that is
          over and above anything that we have as a benefit, his benefit for
          sick days and annual days have not been touched since he has been
          getting these extensions.  Staff's recommendation is to encourage Mr.
          Viera to use those leave days and possibly when those are exhausted
          then come back for
          an extension.   His last examination was on September 4th, on
          September 12th they were given an indication that he could not
          continue to work, his next doctor's appointment for additional
          evaluation is October 23rd and there are some things that are pending.

          Motion to extend Mr. Viera's injury leave for another 6 months.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Valdez
          For:  3                       Against: 3          Abstain:  1
          Cm. Casso                     Cm. Bruni          Cm. Alvarado
          Cm. Valdez                    Cw. Moreno
          Cm. Guerra                    Cw. Montalvo

          Mayor Protem Perez voted against to break the tie.

          Motion dies.

          Motion to get a legal opinion whether they can extend the injury leave
          or force the individual to use his sick
          leave and re-schedule this for the September 22nd agenda.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

   X.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

      46. Requests by Mayor and City Councilmembers for discussion and
          presentation.

    A.  Requests by Mayor Saul N. Ramirez, Jr.

       1. Presentation by Marcus Montes regarding the City's aid in developing a
          "Into The Streets (ITS)" program in Laredo.

          Mr. Montes presented a video to the Council and public.  He stated
          that this ministry program is to rehabilitate the kids on drugs.  Many
          of these kids are alone because many parents work and they need
          somebody to say there is hope and they can make it.  These kids will
          not come to you, you have to go to them and what helps them is God's
          Love.  Their goal is to get the green light to administer this program
          on the streets
          and to get three different location.

          Cm. Valdez went on record as fully supporting the ministry and the
          concept.

          Cm. Alvarado asked that they work with the Police Department set up at
          parking areas.

       2. Presentation by Ricardo de Anda on the Year End Report on Delinquent
          Tax Collections for year ending June 30, 1997.

                           TOTAL COLLECTIONS
                            YEAR END TOTALS
              YEAR                            July 1 - June 30
            1996-1997                            $1,489,503
            1995-1996                            $1,576,396
            1994-1995                            $1,508,110
            1993-1994                            $1,359,295

          Source:  City of Laredo Tax Office Records

                       DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTIONS
                         COLLECTION EFFICIENCY

              July 1                1996                 1997
            Delinquent Roll       $3,359,277          $3,464,587

            Total Delinquent
            Collections           $1,576,396          $1,489,503

            Percentage of
            Delinquent Roll
            Collected                 46.93%              42.99%

       Source:  City of Laredo Tax Office Records

                           TAX ROLL ANALYSIS
                  RATIO OF DELINQUENT TO CURRENT TAXES
                            as of October 1

                                Delinquent     Delinquent Tax to Total
                    Tax Levy     Tax Roll         Receivable Ratio

       1995-1996   $18,105,999  $2,831,254             15.64%
       1994-1995   $16,039,990  $2,665,342             16.19%
       1993-1994   $14,007,583  $2,756,121             19.68%
       1992-1993   $12,447,151  $2,833,224             22.76%

       Source:  City of Laredo Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Year
                Ending September 30, 1996.

                       COLLECTION LETTERS POSTED
                      Twelve Months Ending June 30

       July                                            7,561
       September                                       4,667
       October                                         1,759
       January                                         1,174
       May                                             9,869
       June                                            1,460

                      DEINQUENT TAX ROLL ANALYSIS

       JULY 1, 1996 DELINQUENT TAX ROLL               $3,464,587
          Double Assessments                              22,574
          Defunct Businesses                             295,908
          Non-Existent Mobile Homes                       21,405
          Government-owned Properties                     18,988
          Bankruptcies                                   521,805
          Deferred/Over 65                               554,908
       TOTAL OF UNENCUMBERED DELINQUENT ROLL          $2,028,999

                           LITIGATION SUMMARY
       Lawsuits Filed                                        854
       Lawsuits Disposed                                   1,801
       Properties Posted for Foreclosure                     186
       Properties Foreclosed                                  25

       Cm. Casso wants that in the future that the ratios are presented that
       they be showed in graphs for the last five years.

    B.  Requests by Mayor Pro Tem Jose R. Perez, Jr.

       1. Congratulating the City's Public Access Channel personnel and Public
          Information Officer for garnering an award from the National
          Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) for
          their video entitled "Tornado Warning".  Awards are judged on the
          basis of creativity, technical proficiency, and diversity of
          programming.

          Mayor Protem Perez congratulated and recognized Public Access for
          garnering an award from the National Association of Telecommunications
          Officers and Advisors (NATOA) for their video entitled "Tornado
          Warning".

          Jerry Leal received the award for the Access Channel personnel.

       2. Status report regarding the administrator/planner position at the
          Laredo Police Department with possible action. (Co-sponsored by
          Councilmember Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo)

          Dan Migura, Administrative Services Director, briefed council as to
          the status of that position.  The position was vacated on August 4th,
          at that time Administrative Services posted the position, they had
          obtained two applications for further review by the City Manager.
          They placed it on hold on (August 21st) until he had an opportunity to
          work with the chief to review and make sure what they were recruiting
          for (the function of that position) was in fact in agreement as far as
          what the chief's and the City Manager's goals were.  Since then, they
          resolved that and the position was posted again today and they are
          actively recruiting.

       3. Status report regarding the street illumination along Loop 20, with
          possible action.

          Mr. Roberto Murillo briefed the status of section 359 and 83.  He
          stated that one section was CDBG and the other was not, they talked to
          representatives of CP&L and they said it is programed and it should be
          completed by next month.

    C.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. Discussion and possible action on establishing the Problem Oriented
          Policing Services (POPS) program around the 3500 block of Garfield,
          Guerrero, and Mier with possible action.

          Cm. Bruni stated the area he is talking about is east of Hachar
          Elementary.  He asked if they can implement the same

          program such as the one implemented in Alta Vista where they had a
          mobile van and they had policemen in bicycles plus two units.

          Chief Granados of the Police Department stated they have had extra
          patrolling in that area during weekends, they have three units and
          three officers working specifically on that area.  They plan to
          continue using these officers at this problem area.  In order to
          implement it in Garfield, Guerrero and Mier area they need to move the
          bike patrol to this area, they will move them temporarily it won't be
          on a permanent basis.

          Cm. Alvarado suggested that this type of program should be utilized in
          all the trouble areas of town.

          Motion to implement the POPS Program such as the one in Alta Vista.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cm. Guerra
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

       2. Status report on all the empty lots in district II not in compliance
          with Care of Premises Ordinance, with possible action.

          Cm. Bruni wants to know if staff has information on what
          lots are in District II that need to comply with these ordinances and
          how can they expedite the cleaning of these lots.

          Cindy Collazo, Community Development Director, stated she conducted a
          survey in District II to determine the number of empty lots versus
          those that are clean and those that are not.  There are 267 empty lots
          of that 144 are not in compliance (either dirty or with high weeds)
          and a total of 123 were clean.  They have inventoried them and
          identified some them and will work together with the Public Works
          Director to go ahead and see if they can go and pickup some of the
          debri out there, they have some in court, some have been cited, some
          are in the process of being notified through letters and they will
          continue to work with that.

          Cm. Bruni wants a report on this and then follow-up reports with names
          and addresses.

       3. Status report on the drainage problem on Ejido and Spur 400 with
          possible action.

          Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, stated that they have been meeting with
          TxDot on this problem.  Today they received a letter from TxDot
          advising that they have reached an agreement as to what repair is
          necessary in that area.  They are ready to begin construction as soon
          as they get a schedule from Zachry.  It will be at their cost and with
          no cost to the city.  They only thing that they would need is the
          right of entry to the easements, because the easements were dedicated
          exclusively to the City of Laredo.  He concluded by saying he needs
          action as to that effect.

          Cm. Bruni stated if this problem is not resolved by lowering the
          culverts on the easement, the only way this problem would be resolved
          is if we increase the pitch on the city part of the easement.

          Mr. Rivera stated this will be done and they are going to
          pay for it.

          Motion to allow Zachry to enter the premises to conduct the necessary
          repairs for a positive flow.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cw. Montalvo
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

       4. Status report on the ponding problem on Ejido and HWY 59 with possible
          action.

          Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, stated that Public Works has gone to
          that area and cleaned the ditch line to allow for drainage, but yes
          there is a problem there with ponding whereas if that drainage is not
          taken care of, the street deteriorates.  They have been talking with
          TxDot and they are in the process of having their pre-construction
          conference for the widening of Saunders/Highway 59 and this will
          happen on September 23rd.  As to the needed repairs, they do have a
          design however, they advised staff to wait until they have a
          construction on line so that they won't have to construct something
          that they would come back and tear down.  They are going to do some
          remedial work, maybe place a valley gutter and overlay a section of
          the street and keep maintaining the ditch line until they come back
          and do their permanent construction so that we can do our permanent
          construction.  They are implementing a drainage line in their work and
          we
          might be able to tie into that.   On the time line for the temporary
          solution, they will be talking to Mr. Guerra on that. On the permanent
          solution, the pre-construction is on the 23rd of September and will
          find a time line date on the construction itself from Price
          Construction.

       5. Status report on the Data Transmission Network (DTN) weather center
          with possible action.

          John Vidaurri, Assistant City Manager, stated that this item was
          budgeted for this coming fiscal year's expenditures.  Fire Chief
          Ramirez will be purchasing this item on the early part of this coming
          fiscal year.

    D.  Requests by Councilmember Alfonso "Poncho" Casso

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the acquisition of land to
          use as a staging area to eliminate IH-35 as a tractor trailer parking
          lot.

          Cm. Casso stated that the new bridge will not be completed until
          December 1999 and in the meantime they can assume that the traffic
          will double.  He said what they need to do is find a short term
          solution to get tractor trailers away from IH-35 because IH-35 is not
          a parking lot, it is a highway.

          He wants staff to start looking at either leasing or acquiring
          property maybe 75-100 acres, but that would depend on staff's analysis
          based on how much traffic we have out there, we have to manage the
          traffic and at the same time have some public hearings with private
          sector input on this item.  He wants staff to find out the legalities
          and how it would function, and then hear from the Police Department.
          He asked that Police work with traffic control regarding what type of
          system can be implemented when we do stage these people, how many we
          are going to release at a time, work with brokers and involve the
          transportation/forwarding companies.

          Motion that staff look at the possibility of purchasing or leasing
          some property to set up a staging area for tractor trailers.

          Moved : Cm. Casso
          Second: Cm. Guerra
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain: 0

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the development of a mountain
          bike trail along the Rio Grande.

          Motion to instruct staff to place it on a fast track and
          try to connect several of the districts and that they come back with
          some type of a plan, a cost estimate, and a
          time line as to when this can be developed.

          Moved : Cm. Casso
          Second: Cw. Montalvo
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

       3. Discussion and possible action to instruct staff to obtain review and
          approval from State and Federal agencies such as the U.S. Corps of
          Engineers, the International Boundary and Water Commission, and the
          Texas Natural Resources Conservation commission to develop the Zacate
          Creek Riverwalk Development Project.

          Cm. Casso stated he was looking at a feasibility study that done in
          1982 the Zacate Creek Master Plan prepared in 1979.  It said that to
          develop the Zacate Creek Project it was going to require approval form
          these three agencies.  So he wants to make sure that we get approval
          from these agencies and if there are other agencies added now.  He
          wants to know which agencies they are and try to get approval so they
          can start making the plans for developing the creek.  Once they get
          approval then he would like to take it to the voters and see if the
          voters are interested in developing it because it has a price tag of
          $14.7 million and a project such as that would need the approval of
          voters.  If we do not have approval from the agencies, there is no
          point in pursuing this.  He wants staff to come back in 30 days to let
          council know in terms of getting approval from state/federal agencies.

          Mr. John Vidaurri stated they are preparing an update of the Parks
          Master Plan and they hope to come back to City Council with a
          presentation of the Master Plan within 30 days.  They will look at the
          two project and have the research done before the presentation is made
          to council.

       4. Discussion and possible action regarding the city sponsoring an
          international design competition for the Zacate Creek Riverwalk
          Development Project.

          Cm. Casso wants something done such as it was done with El Portal.  He
          would like to see the city sponsor this international design.

          Motion that city sponsor this international design competition and
          come back in 30 days with details as to
          how this is going to be handled, with a plan and a cost estimate.

          Moved : Cm. Casso
          Second: Cm. Valdez
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

       5. Discussion and possible action regarding the pot hole crew.

          Motion to table indefinitely.

          Moved : Cm. Casso
          Second: Cm. Guerra
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

       6. Discussion and possible action regarding the assistant driver
          positions for the Fire Department as discussed at the City Council
          Meeting of September 3, 1997.

          Tomas Ramirez, Fire Chief, stated that from the discussion at a
          previous meeting he got the impression to hire 21 positions, 11
          individuals as of Jan. 1st and additional 10 in April 1st.  That way
          they could comply with the necessary positions and have less of impact
          on the budget.  The contract specifies that the city can add any
          positions they want to at any given time, the reduction of those
          positions is not in the agreement as far as the contract is concerned,
          the city reserves the right to create any position as deems necessary.

          Dan Migura, Administrative Services Director, addressed the concern
          that this is not additional manpower we are taking our existing
          manpower and upgrading 21 positions to an assistant driver which they
          would have to test, they would have to qualify and compete as to a
          period of time, plus screen those individuals.  In essence the number
          of firefighters would diminish and the number of assistant drivers
          would increase.  He stated that based on what has been gathered by the
          chief and the consensus here is that they are coming back with this
          plan to provide 11 assistant driver position on January 1, 1998 and 10
          on April 1st in essence comply with the last action that council took.

    E.  Requests by Councilmember Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the development of a
          public/private partnership ((City, County, State)/(Private Sector)) to
          attract the "Snowbird" industry to Laredo.

          Cm. Valdez stated that as per figures received by him, the tourist
          industry in South Texas is a $650 million industry.  The valley share
          of winter vacationers is about $300 million and we are missing out on
          this totally and he wants to know what the city can do to direct staff
          or the C&V and work in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce to
          leverage our dollars and do something to attract this industry.  We
          have much to offer and we are missing out on that totally.

          Motion to explore on this issue and that staff bring back
          recommendations to initiate a plan for the "snowbird industry" and
          that staff report on this issue on a monthly basis.

       2. Discussion and possible action to direct the Code Enforcement Division
          to come up with a plan which will discourage vehicles from parking in
          the City's right-of-ways particularly on sidewalks thereby causing a
          safety hazard as well as sidewalk deterioration.

          Cm. Valdez stated this is a safety issue and wants that the code
          enforcement Department come up with some type of a plan to tackle this
          problem, give these people 2-3 days grace period and then start citing
          and make sure the Police Department enforces this.  He concluded by
          asking that staff come back with a monthly report as to where we are
          at.

          Cm. Alvarado want this issue addressed and added that an aggressive
          campaign through the media can address some of this issues.

          Mrs. Collazo stated that they are enforcing code and will
          be working with staff to develop a comprehensive plan to address some
          of the issues and concerns that have surfaced and will come back with
          a full report of the difficulties that they may or may not have
          regarding this concerns as far as Code Enforcement.

          Cm. Alvarado stated that they still have one study pending pertaining
          tractor trailers and wants staff to look into the work being done to
          expedite this particular research.

          Roy Garcia, Code Enforcement Officer, stated they targeted several
          streets, they got 71 violations, ticketed 35 different people, gave
          warnings to 22 and stamped 13 vehicles on the right-of-way.  They got
          assistance of the Police Department, they will try to meet with them
          once a week and target different areas of the city each week.

    F.  Requests by Councilmember Joe A. Guerra

       1. Presentation by Airport Advisory Board member, Cynthia Moreno
          regarding the American Airlines Travel Academy.

          Mrs. Cynthia Moreno, Board Member of the Airport Advisory, introduced
          Mr. Elisa Pena of American Airlines Travel Academy Instructor stated
          that this summer they were selected by UISD to attend an 8th week
          instructor training at American Airlines Training Conference in
          Dallas.  While there, they were exposed to a challenging curriculum so
          that they may return and teach students about the travel industry.
          The American Travel Academy has created an unbeatable school-to-work
          opportunity.  It offers students a comprehensive curriculum from which
          they will acquire unique skills needed to succeed in a strong
          industry.  This program involves students as they prepare for careers
          in travel and tourism, they also gain a thorough understanding of a)
          The history of the travel industry; b) World geography c) Customer
          service d) ticketing e) booking air, hotel, car rental, rail and
          cruise reservations, and f) currency conversion and documentation.

          The program offers hands-on computer training throughout the course on
          SABRE, the largest and most advanced Computer Reservations System in
          the world.  This course would cost approximately $5,000 for a student
          to take, UISD is offering this for the seniors free at not cost to
          them, there are many benefits to this, they will graduate with a SABRE
          Certificate and be ready to work once they graduate from high school.

          Cm. Guerra stated he was impressed with the work that Mrs.  Moreno did
          during summer and thanked her for her effort.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the placement of a traffic
          control device in the area of Mann Road and the entrances to Belmont
          Plaza.

          Mr. Roberto Murillo stated that the best thing to do is to make survey
          counts before they make a recommendation.

          Motion to instruct staff to conduct traffic studies at two
          intersections Encino and Northgate Lane.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

    G.  Requests by Councilmember Mario G. Alvarado

       1. Discussion and possible action requesting an amendment on City
          Ordinance Section 6-66B5 pertaining for special permits on livestock
          and small animals.

          Cm. Alvarado stated that Mr. Amador Ballesteros brought this item to
          his attention, basically the concern on this ordinance is that it
          required that they have concurrence with all of the neighbors who are
          abutting or adjacent to the property.  In some instances, if there is
          a feud with one of the neighbors, this does not allow that particular
          student from participating in one of those projects and the
          recommendation he is bringing forth to council is if they
          can change it from "all" to "majority of adjacent and abutting
          neighbors" that this way it will be made fair for these particular
          students as far as trying to pass, by getting the majority of
          neighbors to concur as opposed to having all of the neighbors signing
          off on this particular permit.

          Mr. Reynaldo Garza, Teacher of Agricultural Science at Nixon High
          School, spoke in reference to the special permit based on the opinion
          of the neighbors and not on the director.  The opinion of the
          neighbor(s) is based on their personal opinions rather than the merits
          of the students participation on an educational project.  Those
          opinions are sometimes very personal that could be based on negative
          relationship with the family of the student and for that reason many
          students have been denied participation on school projects.  They
          feel that the final approval should be the Director of the Health
          Dept.  He should be able to hear all concerns and review all concerns
          on this matter after making sure that all ordinances and codes are
          followed, he should be the one to decide whether the permit should be
          issued or denied.  As to the majority of the neighbors signing or
          agreeing to having the project, in some instances there is only one
          neighbor in the vicinity and if he/she decides to file a complaint
          based on any negative issues or concern, that student will have to
          remove the animal and it can cause problems to the student exhibitor.

          Mr. Roger Garcia, Health Department, stated the applicants have to
          complete a permit.  Part of the obligation process are the comments
          from the neighbors.  Those comments do not hinge on the decision that
          the director makes, other issues are taken into consideration.  The
          director then makes the final decision and the final say so.  The
          neighbor's comments are taken into consideration, but they don't say,
          well if the neighbors are against it, it will be denied.

          In his opinion the change of language from "all" to "majority" would
          not make a difference, the language in the ordinance is fine, the
          numbers speak for themselves where 24 permits of out 27 have been
          approved.  The only ones that have been revoked are the ones where
          students do not maintain the area clean which makes them in violation
          of the ordinance.

          Mr. Victor Oliveros stated they investigate every case and make sure
          that what somebody claims is true.  In his opinion the ordinance is
          fine the way it reads, because it still gives the responsibility to
          the Health Department Director.  In cases where the director denies
          the permit the student has the right to come before council and ask
          that council waive the denial.

          Motion to instruct staff to bring this ordinance back with a
          recommendation to delete the majority of the signatures or to change
          the fact that it has to have all the signatures with recommendations.

          Moved :  Cw. Montalvo
          Second:  Cm. Bruni
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

  XI.  PUBLIC HEARINGS

      47. Amending Chapter 14, Garbage, Trash, And Refuse Article I, Section 14-
          4.1 (d)(7)(8)(9) - Rates, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of
          Laredo, in order to allow for the collection of landfill fees for
          disposal of garbage at the City's Landfill site on Sundays; providing
          for publication and effective date.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending Chapter 14, Garbage, Trash, And Refuse Article I, Section 14-
          4.1 (d)(7)(8)(9) - Rates, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of
          Laredo, in order to allow for the collection of landfill fees for
          disposal of garbage at the City's Landfill site on Sundays by 1)
          private individuals who are non-residents of the City of Laredo;
          providing for publication and effective date.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cm. Alvarado
          Second: Cw. Montalvo
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          There was not public input.

          Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cm. Guerra
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

      48. Amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 annual budget in the amount of
          $49,922.00 for a grant awarded by the Texas Natural Resource
          Conservation Commission's Used Oil Division to be used for enhancing
          and continuing the Used Oil Collection and Recycling Program for the
          period from September 1, 1997 through July 31, 1998 and authorizing
          the City Manager to implement said budget.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 annual budget in the
          amount of $49,922.00 for a grant awarded by the Texas Natural Resource
          Conservation Commission's Used Oil Division to be used for enhancing
          and continuing the Used Oil Collection and Recycling Program for the
          period from September 1, 1997 through July 31, 1998 and authorizing
          the City Manager to implement said budget.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cw. Montalvo
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          There was no public input.

          Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cm. Guerra
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

      49. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo, Texas investment policy to
          comply with House Bill 2799 which amended the Public Funds Investment
          Act, Chapter 2256, of the Texas Government Code. The changes became
          effective September 1, 1997; and approval of a motion to designate the
          Audit Committee of the City Council, pursuant to Section VII of the
          City of Laredo Investment Policy, to review, revise and adopt, on an
          annual basis, the list of qualified brokers that are authorized to
          engage in investment transactions with the City.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo, Texas investment policy to
          comply with House Bill 2799 which amended the public funds investment
          act, Chapter 2256, of the Texas Government Code. The changes became
          effective September 1, 1997.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          There was no public input.

          Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Valdez
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

      50. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $343,844.00 for an Auto Theft Task Force Grant for
          funding equipment, personnel, travel, and direct operating expenses
          for the period of September 1, 1997 to August 31, 1998.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $343,844.00 for an Auto Theft Task Force Grant for funding
          equipment, personnel, travel, and direct operating expenses for the
          period of September 1, 1997 to August 31, 1998.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          There was no public input.

          Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

          Moved : Cw. Montalvo
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

      51. Public hearing amending a contract with the Texas Department of Health
          and Budget in the amount of $92,707.00, for the HIV/AIDS Health and
          Social Services Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for
          the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending a contract with the Texas Department of Health and
          Budget in the amount of $92,707.00, for the HIV/AIDS Health and Social
          Services Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
          period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998; and
          increase Revenue Line Item 226-0000-323-4050 from $0 to $92,707.00,
          and Expenditure Line Item 226-6061 from $0 to $92,707.00.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cw. Montalvo
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          There was no public input.

          Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Bruni
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

      52. Public hearing amending a contract with the Texas Department of Health
          and Budget in the amount of $66,000.00 for the HIV/AIDS Health
          Education/Risk Reduction Project of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August
          31, 1998.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending a contract with the Texas Department of Health and
          Budget in the amount of $66,000.00 for the HIV/AIDS Health
          Education/Risk Reduction Project of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August
          31, 1998; and increasing Revenue Line Item 226-0000-323-4043 from $0
          to $66,000.00, and Expenditure Line Item 226-6063 from $0 to
          $66,000.00.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cw. Montalvo
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain: 0

          There was no public input.

          Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

          Moved : Cw. Montalvo
          Second: Cm. Bruni
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

      53. Public hearing amending a contract with the Texas Department of Health
          and Budget in the amount of $11,400.00, for the Border Environmental
          Survey of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period
          beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the contract with the Texas Department of Health
          and Budget in the amount of $11,400.00, for the Border Environmental
          Survey of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period
          beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998; and increasing
          Revenue Line Item 226-0000-323-4075 from $0 to $11,400.00, and
          increasing Expenditure Line Item 226-6074 from $0 to $11,400.00.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cm. Alvarado
          Second: Cw. Montalvo
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain: 0

          There was no public input.

          Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Bruni
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

      54. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 budget in the
          amount of $131,418.00, for additional salary and fringe benefits and
          the purchase of five (5) vehicles for the multi-agency financial
          disruption force grant awarded by the office of National Drug Control
          Policy beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

                      INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 budget in the amount
          of $131,418.00, for additional salary and fringe benefits and the
          purchase of five (5) vehicles for the multi-agency financial
          disruption force grant awarded by the office of National Drug Control
          Policy beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cm. Valdez
          Second: Cw. Montalvo
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          There was no public input.

          Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Valdez
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Ordinance Introduction: City Council

      55. Public hearing for the setting of a tax rate of $0.53993 with a
          Maintenance and Operation rate of $0.336788 and an Interest and
          Sinking fund rate of $0.203142.  Approval of a motion to set a date of
          September 22, 1997 to introduce an ordinance for the adoption of the
          rate.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cm. Alvarado
          Second: Cm. Bruni
          For:  3                       Against:  4         Abstain:  0
          Cm. Alvarado                  Cw. Montalvo
          Cm. Valdez                    Cm. Guerra
          Cw. Moreno                    Cm. Bruni
                                        Cm. Casso

          Cm. Guerra stated if it is not opened they cannot have a public
          hearing and it would have to be postponed for the next meeting.

          Second withdrew his motion.

          Motion to reconsider and open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cw. Montalvo
          Second: Cw. Moreno
          For:  3                       Against:  4         Abstain: 0

          Motion dies.

          Mayor Protem wants to know when this item needs to be re-scheduled and
          what the impact will be.

          Jaime Flores, City Attorney, stated that the public hearing was
          scheduled for this evening and which council passed over, if there is
          no public hearing they will have to re-advertise and that could put us
          in the next fiscal year without an adopted tax rate because of the
          advertising requirements which are set out by state statute.

          Motion to reconsider item #55 and  open the public hearing.

          Moved :  Cw. Montalvo
          Second:  Cm. Bruni
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          There was no public input.

          Phyllis Colon, Tax Director, made the presentation.

          Motion to adopt same rate as last year.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Bruni
          For:  5                       Against:  0         Abstain:  2 Cw.
                                                            Moreno Cm. Valdez

          Motion to close the public hearing, introduce the ordinance as
          amended.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cm. Casso
          For:  6                       Against:  0         Abstain:  1 Cm.
                                                           Alvarado

      56. Public hearing amending the Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan
          of the City of Laredo.

          97-R-106  Amending the Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan of
                    the City of Laredo.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cw. Montalvo
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Keith Selman, Planning Director, made the presentation.

          Motion to close the public hearing and adopt the amendments to the
          proposed Land Use Element of the City of Laredo.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cm. Valdez
          For:  6                       Against:  0         Abstain: 0

          Motion to adopt Resolution 97-R-196.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cw. Montalvo
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0


 XII.  RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE MASS TRANSIT BOARD

       Motion to recess as City Council and convene as The Mass Transit Board.

       Moved : Cw. Moreno
       Second: Cm. Alvarado
       For:  7                          Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      57. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) motor fuel (unleaded/diesel)
          b) contractual services - certified technical trainer
          A tentative bid award is scheduled for October 20, 1997.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      58. Public hearing adopting the Laredo Municipal Transit System's Proposed
          Annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 1997-98 and Program of
          Projects; appropriating the estimated revenues and balances reported
          therein for the year beginning October 1, 1997 and ending September
          30, 1998; and authorizing the City Manager to implement the Budget.

          97-RT-104  Adopting the Laredo Municipal Transit System's Proposed
                     Annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 1997-98 and Program
                     of Projects; appropriating the estimated revenues and
                     balances reported therein for the year beginning October 1,
                     1997 and ending September 30, 1998; and authorizing the
                     City Manager to implement the Budget.

          Motion to open the public hearing.

          Moved : Cm. Bruni
          Second: Cw. Montalvo
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          There was no public input

          Motion to close the public hearing.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Motion to approve Resolution 97-RT-104.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Motion to adjourn as The Mass Transit and convene as City Council.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

XIII.  RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

       Motion to recess as City Council and convene as The Laredo Municipal
       Corporation.

       Moved : Cm. Guerra
       Second: Cm. Alvarado
       For: 7                           Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      59. 97-RMH-095  Resolution authorizing the adoption of the Laredo
                      Municipal Housing Corporation (LMHC) Annual Budget for
                      Fiscal Year 1997-1998 by the LMHC Board of Directors,
                      appropriating the estimated revenues and balances reported
                      therein for the year beginning October 1, 1997 and ending
                      September 30, 1998 and authorizing the LMHC Director to
                      implement the LMHC Annual Budget.

                      Motion to approve Resolution #97-RMH-095.

                      Moved : Cm. Guerra
                      Second: Cm. Alvarado
                      For:  7           Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      60. Approval and authorization for Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation
          (LMHC) to request bids from subcontractors for the construction of
          fifty (50) affordable homes under the LMHC's Lease/Purchase Program in
          the Riverhills Subdivision, Unit I. No bids were received from general
          contractors on July 30, 1997. The final plans and specifications
          include ten (10) different floor plans and fourteen (14) front
          elevations (facades). The construction trades for which bids will be
          requested are as follows: grading, landscaping, concrete, brick,
          carpentry, cabinets, roofing, gypsum, flooring, paint, clean-up, HVAC,
          electrical and plumbing.

          Motion to approve.

          Moved : Cm. Guerra
          Second: Cm. Alvarado
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

          Motion to adjourn as The Laredo Municipal Housing and convene as the
          City Council.

          Moved : Cm. Valdez
          Second: Cw. Moreno
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

 XIV.  ADJOURNMENT

          Motion to adjourn.    Adjournment time:  9:20 p.m.

          Moved : Cm. Valdez
          Second: Cw. Moreno
          For:  7                       Against:  0         Abstain:  0

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE MINUTES CONTAINED IN PAGES 01 TO 44
ARE TRUE COMPLETE, AND  CORRECT PROCEEDINGS OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
HELD ON THE 15TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1997.  A CERTIFIED COPY IS ON FILE AT THE
CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE.


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                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY