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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

2:00 P.M. – INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


Council Member Martin


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP03-03-20


RECESS

Admin Report »

ADMIN REPORT

REPORT FROM CITY CONTROLLER AND THE CITY ADMINISTRATION REGARDING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE CITY including but not limited to, a revenue, expenditure and encumbrance report for the General Fund, all special revenue funds and all enterprise funds, and a report on the status of bond funds

Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 2) »

CONSENT AGENDA

MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 through 8


CONSENT AGENDA NUMBER - 1 through 26


MISCELLANEOUS


1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER THIRTEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (OLD SIXTH WARD AREA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for a term to expire December 31, 2021: Position Six      -          ANN GUERCIO, reappointment Position Seven -          GRACE ZUÑIGA, appointment Position Nine    -          ALISON N. MAILLET, reappointment


2.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the OLD SIXTH WARD AREA REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, for a term to expire December 31, 2021: Position Six      -           ANN GUERCIO, reappointment Position Seven -           GRACE ZUÑIGA, appointment Position Nine    -           ALISON N. MAILLET, reappointment


3.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of REGINALD E. MCKAMIE to Position Two of the BOARD OF PILOT COMMISSIONERS FOR HARRIS COUNTY PORTS, for a term to expire February 1, 2022

Mayor's Report (Part 1 of 2)

MAYOR'S REPORT

Mayor's Report (Part 2 of 2)

MAYOR'S REPORT

Stephen Costello's presentation and Q&A

Consent Agenda (Part 2 of 2) »

CONSENT AGENDA

4.  RECOMMENDATION from Police Chief for Extension of Injury on Duty Leave (Salary Continuation) for Officer MICHAEL MORENO, for the period February 8, 2020 to May 8, 2020


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of the 2020 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the LAKE HOUSTON FACILITIES PROJECT operated by the Coastal Water Authority - $5,196,900.00 - Enterprise Fund


6.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of the 2020 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the LUCE BAYOU SYSTEM PROJECT operated by the Coastal Water Authority $2,479,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


7.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of the 2020 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the TRINITY RIVER WATER CONVEYANCE PROJECT - $21,594,600.00 - Enterprise Fund


8.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of the 2020 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the LAKE LIVINGSTON PROJECT operated by the Trinity River Authority - $4,763,498.00 - Enterprise Fund


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 9 and 10


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


9.  BUBBLE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES, INC for Mobile Radiation Detector System for the Public Safety and Homeland Security - 3 years with two one-year options - $5,500,000.00 - Grant Fund


10.  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE PROCUREMENT OFFICIALS VALUE POINT, NATIONAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL PURCHASING ALLIANCE and GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION for Technology related products and services through the Cooperative Purchasing Agreements for Various Departments - $20,240,000.00 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds

Consideration of Matter Removed from Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

12.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of a grant application to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, for grant titled "Integrated HIV Programs for Health Departments to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States” for the City of Houston Health Department's HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program (the "Grant"); declaring the City's eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Director of the Houston Health Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process; authorizing the Director of the Houston Health Department to accept the grant and expend the grant funds, if awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the grant


11.  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 18 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, related to Elected City Officials’ Disclosure of Interest in Property


14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an agreement between the City of Houston and BRACEWELL LLP for Bond Counsel Services for various City Departments; providing a maximum contract amount Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2254.1036, the following written notice is given to the public: The City desires to sell bonds for public purposes as authorized by State law and as further set forth in the ordinance to finance or refinance various public projects.  The proposed bond counsel, Bracewell LLP (“Bracewell”), is a full service firm that includes a national public finance practice and has the necessary competence, qualification and experience to serve as bond counsel for the City.  Bracewell has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of various bonds and other obligations since 2012, and prior to such time the same attorneys represented the City in connection with the issuance of bonds at a prior firm. The engagement of Bracewell is in the best interest of the City, since the legal services requested require specialized experience in municipal finance, federal tax, and state securities law and therefore cannot be adequately performed by the attorneys and supporting personnel of the City. Furthermore, such legal services cannot be reasonably obtained from attorneys in private practice for the payment of hourly fees without contingency because the City will not be obligated to pay any legal fees unless the transaction successfully closes.


15.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an agreement between the City of Houston and HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP for Special Disclosure Counsel Services for Various City Departments; providing a maximum contract amount Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2254.1036, the following written notice is given to the public: The City desires to sell bonds for public purposes as authorized by State law and as further set forth in the ordinance to finance or refinance various public projects.  The proposed special disclosure counsel, Haynes and Boone, LLP (“Haynes and Boone”), is a full service firm that includes a national public finance practice and has the necessary competence, qualification and experience to serve as special disclosure counsel for the City.  Haynes and Boone has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of various bonds and other obligations. The engagement of Haynes and Boone is in the best interest of the City, since the legal services requested require specialized experience in municipal finance, federal tax, and state securities law and therefore cannot be adequately performed by the attorneys and supporting personnel of the City. Furthermore, such legal services cannot be reasonably obtained from attorneys in private practice for the payment of hourly fees without contingency because the City will not be obligated to pay any legal fees unless the transaction successfully closes.


16.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an agreement between the City of Houston and ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP for Bond Counsel Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount  Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2254.1036, the following written notice is given to the public: The City desires to sell bonds for public purposes as authorized by State law and as further set forth in the ordinance to finance or refinance various public projects.  The proposed bond counsel, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (“Orrick”), is a full service firm that includes a national public finance practice and has the necessary competence, qualification and experience to serve as bond counsel for the City.  Orrick has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of various bonds and other obligations since 2018, and prior to such time the same attorneys represented the City in connection with the issuance of bonds at a prior firm. The engagement of Orrick is in the best interest of the City, since the legal services requested require specialized experience in municipal finance, federal tax, and state securities law and therefore cannot be adequately performed by the attorneys and supporting personnel of the City. Furthermore, such legal services cannot be reasonably obtained from attorneys in private practice for the payment of hourly fees without contingency because the City will not be obligated to pay any legal fees unless the transaction successfully closes.


18.  ORDINANCE awarding a sole source contract to SWAGIT PRODUCTIONS, LLC for Video Streaming Services for Houston Television Municipal Channel for Mayor’s Office of Cable Communications; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $192,000.00 - State Cable TV Franchise Fee Fund


20.  ORDINANCE establishing north and south sides of the 1500 block of Ovid Street, within the City of Houston, Texas as a special minimum building line block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


21.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 1500 block of Ovid Street, within the City of Houston, Texas, as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS

Non-Consent - Miscellaneous »

NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERING


NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBER 27


27.  SELECT AND CONFIRM nominations for Position Two of the PORT COMMISSION OF THE PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY OF HARRIS COUNTY, for a two-year term          CHERYL CREUZOT was nominated by Council Member Martin          THELDON BRANCH was nominated by Council Member Kubosh          GRACIELA “GRACIE” SAENZ was nominated by Council Member Gallegos          BRIDGETTE MURRAY was nominated by Council Member Davis




Non-Consent - Matters to be Presented by Council Members »

NON CONSENT - MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS

MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS - Council Member Davis first
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