CITY OF LAREDO
                      SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

                                MINUTES


      M97-S-31                                   SEPTEMBER 8, 1997


   I.  CALL TO ORDER

       With a quorum present Mayor Saul N. Ramirez, Jr., called the meeting to
       order.

  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

       Mayor Ramirez led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 III.  ROLL CALL
       IN ATTENDANCE:
       SAUL N. RAMIREZ, JR., MAYOR
       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, JR.,          "     , 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

       Moved :
       Second:
       For:                            Against:            Abstain:  0

  IV.  DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING ALTERNATIVE ANNEXATION PROPOSALS
          ON STATE HIGHWAY 359.

       Motion to

       Moved :
       Second:
       For:                            Against:  0         Abstain:  0

   V.  PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION REGARDING THE CITY'S PAY PLAN.

  VI.  ADJOURNMENT

       Motion to adjourn.

       Moved :
       Second:
       For:                            Against:  0         Abstain:  0

       Adjournment time:

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE MINUTES CONTAINED IN PAGE 01 TO --
ARE TRUE, COMPLETE, AND CORRECT PROCEEDINGS OF THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
HELD ON THE 8TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1997.  A CERTIFIED COPY IS ON FILE AT THE CITY
SECRETARY'S OFFICE.



                                   ________________________
                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY