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


Council Member Castex-Tatum


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

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PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP03-10-20


RECESS

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 39


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 1 through 6


1.  MEREDITH ENVIRONMENTAL, INC for Mold Remediation, Asbestos Abatement and Build Back Services for the Houston Fire Department facility at 6903 Perimeter Park Drive, Houston, Texas for the General Services Department - $69,777.93 - Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions Series E Fund


2.  RNDI COMPANIES, INC for Mold Remediation and Asbestos Abatement Services for the Houston Health Department facility at 1115 South Braeswood, Houston, Texas for the General Services Department - $73,638.90 - Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions Series E Fund


3.  E-N-G MOBILE SYSTEMS for purchase of a complete Mobile Ambient Air Monitoring Laboratory for the Houston Health Department - $256,800.00 - Grant Fund


5.  OW INVESTORS, LLC dba MARS COMPANY for a Gravimetric Water Meter Test Bench System for Houston Public Works - $124,834.00 - Enterprise Fund


6.  ENTERGY TEXAS, INC for approval of spending authority to purchase Electricity - $1,785,734.00 - Central Service Revolving Fund


ORDINANCES


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 7 through 39


10.  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 adopting City of Houston Harvey Buyout Program Guidelines for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery


13.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing fifth amendment to contract between City of Houston and CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF GREATER HOUSTON to extend the term of the contract and provide additional Emergency Solutions Grant Funds, Community Development Block Grant Funds and Homeless Housing and Services Program Funds for the continuing administration and operation of the City’s Homeless Services Program - 1 Year - $2,279,024.50 - Grant Fund


14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a fifth Amendment to contract between City of Houston and CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF GREATER HOUSTON to extend the term of the contract and provide additional Community Development Block Grant Funds for the continuing administration and operation of the City’s Child Care Program - 1 Year - $360,000.00 - Grant Fund


15.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing fifth amendment to contract between City of Houston and CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF GREATER HOUSTON to extend the term of the contract and provide additional Community Development Block Grant Funds for the continuing administration and operation of a Juvenile Delinquency Program - 1 Year - $360,000.00 - Grant Fund


19.  ORDINANCE accepting individual proposals from WESTCHESTER FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY; ENDURANCE AMERICAN SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; IRONSHORE SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANY; STARR SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE COMPANY; INDEPENDENT SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; INTERSTATE FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY; UNDERWRITERS at LLOYDS; RSUI INDEMNITY COMPANY; ARCH SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; CRUM & FORSTER SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; NATIONAL FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY; FIRST SPECIALTY INSURANCE CORPORATION; COLONY INSURANCE COMPANY; EVEREST INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY; and EVANSTON INSURANCE COMPANY, which are participating in the Layered Property Insurance Program, and approving and authorizing the purchase of a General City Property Insurance Policy


20.  ORDINANCE accepting individual proposal from HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, and approving and authorizing the purchase of a General Property Insurance Policy for the George R. Brown Convention Center


21.  ORDINANCE accepting the individual proposals from the WESTCHESTER FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY; ENDURANCE AMERICAN SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; IRONSIDE SPECIALITY INSURANCE COMPANY; SCOTTSDALE INSURANCE COMPANY; STARR SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE COMPANY; INDEPENDENT SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; INTERSTATE FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY; UNDERWRITERS at LLOYDS; RSUI INDEMNITY COMPANY; ARCH SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; GREAT LAKES INSURANCE SE; AXIS SURPLUS INSURANCE COMPANY; THE PRINCETON EXCESS AND SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE COMPANY; MAXUM INDEMNITY COMPANY; JAMES RIVER INSURANCE COMPANY; QBE SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; GENERAL SECURITY INDEMNITY COMPANY OF ARIZONA; STARSTONE SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; NATIONAL FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY; FIRST SPECIALTY INSURANCE CORPORATION; COLONY INSURANCE COMPANY; EVEREST INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY; and EVANSTON INSURANCE COMPANY, which are participating in the Layered Property Insurance Program, and approving and authorizing purchase of a General Property Insurance Policy for Houston First Corporation Leased Properties, excluding the George R. Brown Convention Center


22.   ORDINANCE appropriating $5,500,000.00 out of Airports Improvement Fund and approving and authorizing three contracts for Professional Information Technology Consulting Services for Houston Airport System between City of Houston and GCR, INC, BURNS ENGINEERING, INC and JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP, INC; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $5,000,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


27.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2016-0183 (Passed on March 9, 2016) to increase the maximum contract amount for Contract No. 4600013704 for contract between City of Houston and YES AMERICA NOW, INC dba YES AMERICA ENTERPRISES for Street Sweeping Services for Houston Public Works - $1,133,976.00 - Stormwater Fund


32.  ORDINANCE approving a Memorandum of Understanding between City of Houston and the DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY providing for a Public Safety Grant to the City of Houston in the amount of $7,500,000.00 for the purchase of a Helicopter with Hoisting Capability


33.  ORDINANCE amending Section 2 of City of Houston Ordinance No. 96-86; to increase the allowance paid to any police officers furnishing their own motorcycle for use on official business; providing a repealer


34.  ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a 6-foot-wide utility easement, being out of and a part of Unrestricted Reserve “B”, out of Block 1 of Cullen at 45 Reserves, out of the Luke Moore Survey, Abstract No. 51, Harris County, Texas; abandoning such portion to HARRIS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY, the abutting owners, in consideration of its payment to the City in the amount of $9,854.00, and other good and valuable consideration - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


35.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 0.8831 acres of land to NORTHGATE CROSSING MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 2, for inclusion in its district


36.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 11.2560 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT NO. 61, for inclusion in its district


38.  ORDINANCE appropriating $269,214.68 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF as an additional appropriation to contract between City of Houston and ISI CONTRACTING, INC for On-Call Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (approved by Ordinance No. 2018-0339); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by Metro Projects Construction DDSRF - DISTRICT A - PECK

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 2) »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

4.  CONSOLIDATED TRAFFIC CONTROLS, INC for sole source purchase of Traffic Signal Hardware and Controller Equipment for Houston Public Works - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,550,659.00 - Enterprise Fund


7.  ORDINANCE establishing New Fees for Services Offered by the Houston Health Department and AMENDING SECTION 21-225 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS


8.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2019-0796 to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between City of Houston and HARRIS COUNTY relating to the Joint Election held on November 5, 2019 - $26,438.79 - General Fund


12.  ORDINANCE appropriating $350,251.41 from the TIRZ Affordable Housing Fund for use in the City’s Single-Family Housing Programs to address unforeseen infrastructure issues


18.  ORDINANCE accepting proposal from UNDERWRITERS at LLOYDS, approving and authorizing the purchase of Terrorism Insurance for the proposed City-Wide Insurance Policy for all scheduled City of Houston locations


23.  ORDINANCE relating to the development of a new Convention Center Hotel (the “Hotel”) to be located at 701 Avenida de las Americas, within 1,000 feet of the George R. Brown Convention Center; designating the Hotel as a qualified Hotel Project pursuant to Chapter 2303 of the Texas Government Code; establishing an Economic Development Program (the “Program”) to provide incentives for development of the Hotel; authorizing and approving an agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION (“HFC”) for administration of the Program; authorizing and approving the following agreements between the City and TEXAS HOSPITALITY PARTNERS I, LP (“Owner”): (1) Qualified Hotel Project Tax Rebate Agreement, (2) Rebate Economic Development Agreement, and (3) Ad Valorem Tax Economic Development Agreement - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an agreement between City of Houston and GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP for Special Disclosure 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 special disclosure counsel, Greenberg Traurig LLP (“Greenberg”), 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.  Greenberg has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of various bonds and other obligations for many years. The engagement of Greenberg 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.


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Subaward Agreement between City of Houston and THE MEADOWS MENTAL HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE FOR TEXAS for the City’s Be-Well-Be-Connected Program; providing a maximum contract amount - 4 Years with two one-year options - $725,000.00 - Grant Fund


26.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a subaward agreement between the City of Houston and BAYLOR COLLEGE of MEDICINE for the City’s Be-Well-Be-Connected Program; providing a maximum contract amount - 4 Years with two one-year options - $2,785,000.00 - Grant Fund


28.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and AMBASSADOR SERVICES, LLC for Janitorial, Cleaning and Associated Services (approved by Ordinance 2019-0803)


30.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an agreement between City of Houston and WASTE MANAGEMENT OF TEXAS, INC. for Solid Waste Management Services; providing a maximum contract amount - 5 Years with one five-year option - $42,757,025.00 - General Fund


31.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL, for the Freeway Crash Removal Pilot Program


37.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,320,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF; approving and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and GULFGATE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY for a project to construct improvements on Park Place Boulevard for Houston Public Works; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of the Project - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


39.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,077,954.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and CP&Y, INC for Water Main Replacement in Mandell Place, Montrose, Westmoreland and Courtland Place Subdivisions and Water Main Replacement in Midtown Area and Winlow Place, Dearbourn Place, Montlew Place and Lancaster Place Subdivisions; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT C - KAMIN

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 40 through 42


40.  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. TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER POLLARD This was Item 14 on the Agenda of March 4, 2020


41.  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. TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER POLLARD This was Item 15 on Agenda of March 4, 2020


42.  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. TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER POLLARD This was Item 16 on Agenda of March 4, 2020

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda (Part 2 of 2) »

9.  Amended and Restated ORDINANCE supplementing the Master Ordinance and authorizing the issuance of Airport System Senior Lien Commercial Paper Notes, Series A and Series B Program; authorizing the amendment and restatement of such Program and providing for the security and payment with respect thereto; authorizing certain designated officials to approve certain terms including interest rate, price and terms relating to the sale and delivery of the Notes; authorizing the execution and delivery of an amended and restated Credit Agreement relating to the security of the Notes, one or more Dealer Agreements, an issuing and paying Agency Agreement and other related Agreements; approving the form of Agreement with a Debt Service Reserve Fund Surety Policy Provider; authorizing an official to declare intent to reimburse; making certain findings and other declarations necessary and incidental to the issuance of Notes; and declaring an emergency


29.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an agreement between City of Houston and BFI WASTE SERVICES OF TEXAS, L.P for Solid Waste Management Services; providing a maximum contract amount - 5 Years with one five-year option - $240,671,368.00 - General Fund

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 Kamin first
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