CITY OF LAREDO
                      SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                         CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                             LAREDO, TEXAS
                               12:00 P.M.

                                MINUTES
     M97-S-44                                       DECEMBER 22, 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
     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 Cm. Bruni and Cw. Moreno.

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

 IV. FINAL READINGS

     Motion to waive the final reading of ordinances #97-O-315 and #97-O-338.

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

     2.  Reconsideration of:

         97-O-315 Ordinance altering and extending the boundary limits
                  of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory
                  of 8.0669 acres, located in Porcion 23, Abstract 283,
                  as further described by metes and bounds, specifi-
                  cally the Izaguirre Tract, providing for the
                  effective date of the ordinance, adopting a Service
                  Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the
                  initial zoning.  (Joe A. Guerra)

                  Motion to approve ordinance #97-O-315.

                  Moved : Cm. Casso
                  Second: Cm. Alvarado
                  For:  5               Against:  0 Abstain: 0


     3. 97-O-338  Amending Chapter 2, Article II, Division 3, Section
                  2-58, Subsection (a), Holidays of the Code of
                  Ordinances 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.

                  Motion to approve ordinance #97-O-338

                  Moved : Cm. Casso
                  Second: Cm. Alvarado
                  For:  5               Against:  0 Abstain: 0

        Cm. Joe Guerra recognized Police Chief Agustin Dovalina and his
        department for the fine work done during an incident at his
        place of business.  He added that the stolen property was
        recovered and that the suspects were taken into custody in less
        than six hours.

  V. ADJOURNMENT

        Motion to adjourn.   Time: 12:10 p.m.

        Moved : Cm. Casso
        Second: Cm. Valdez
        For:  5                         Against:  0 Abstain:  0

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


                                       _______________________  
                                         GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                           CITY SECRETARY