CITY OF LAREDO
                      SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

                         CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                          1110 HOUSTON STREET
                             LAREDO, TEXAS
                               12:00 P.M.
                                MINUTES


      M97-S-43                                   DECEMBER 19, 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
      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,       CITY MANAGER
      JAIME L. FLORES,      CITY ATTORNEY

      ABSENCES:

      Motion to excuse Cw. Moreno.

      Moved : Cm. Bruni
      Second: Cw. Montalvo
      For:  5                           Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      Cm. Alvarado came in at 12:04 p.m.

 IV.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

      2. Amending Chapter 2, Article II, Division 3, section 2-58, Subsection
         (a) Holidays, of the Code of Ordinance of the City of Laredo, by adding
         two additional holidays, December 26, 1997, and January 2, 1998, for
         all City of Laredo employees, except as otherwise stated in any
         Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The cost of this action is being
         calculated and will be presented at this meeting.

         Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

  V.  ADJOURNMENT

      Motion to adjourn.

      Moved : Cm. Casso
      Second: Cw. Montalvo
      For:  6                           Against:  0         Abstain:  0

      Adjournment time: 12:05 p.m.

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE MINUTES CONTAINED IN PAGES 01 TO 02
ARE TRUE, COMPLETE, AND CORRECT PROCEEDING OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON
THE 22ND DAY OF DECEMBER, 1997.  A CERTIFIED COPY IS ON FILE A THE CITY
SECRETARY'S OFFICE.

                                             _________________________ GUSTAVO
                                               GUEVARA, JR.  CITY SECRETARY