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


Council Member Travis


Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, Tuesday's public session will be conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams, a web-conferencing platform and streamed as usual on the City’s website (https://www.houstontx.gov/htv/index.html), Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/pg/HoustonTelevision/videos/) and the municipal channel on public television. The Council Members will be participating by videoconference in accordance with the provisions of Section 551.127 of the Texas Government Code that have not been suspended by order of the Governor. Public comment will be allowed on Tuesday via teleconference at (936) 755-1521; Conference ID# 554 383 221# and details for signing up and participating are posted at https://www.houstontx.gov/council/meetingsinfo.html. The Wednesday Council session will be conducted in person in the City Council Chamber.


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

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Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

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Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

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CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 35


MISCELLANEOUS


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 1


1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON ZOO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Position Two     -  JONATHAN DAY, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/30/2022 Position Three  -  SYLVIA ANN MAYER, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/30/2023 Position Five     -  DIANA PÉREZ GOMEZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/30/2022 Position Six      -  JAMES JOHN DONATTO, II, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/30/22 Position Seven -  STACY METHVIN, reappointment, for an unexpired term to expire 6/30/2023 Position Nine    -  JOSEPH C. DILG, appointment, for a term to expire 6/30/2023


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS -  NUMBERS 2 through 6


2.  QUICK COURIER SERVICES, INC dba QCS LOGISTICS for approval of spending authority for the Delivery Services of Pre-packaged Meals related to COVID-19 Pandemic for the Health Department - $500,000.00 - Grant Fund


3.  CRR RESEARCH, INC for approval of spending authority for purchase of Process Services for the Legal Department - $75,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund


4.  WHOLESALE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY OF HOUSTON, INC for Water Meter Equipment Enclosures for Houston Public Works - 3 Years with two one-year options - $253,750.00 - Enterprise Fund


5.  NEW YORK BLOWER COMPANY for purchase of Various Types and Sizes of Fans and Motors for Houston Public Works - $1,555,860.00 - Enterprise Fund


RESOLUTIONS


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERING


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERS 7 through 9


7.  RESOLUTION authorizing submission of a loan application to the TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD’S Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program  


8.  RESOLUTION authorizing submission of a loan application to the TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD’S State Water Implementation Fund Program


9.  RESOLUTION approving the issuance and sale by Houston Housing Finance Corporation of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (New Hope Housing Avenue J) Series 2020 - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


ORDINANCES


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 10 through 35


14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Contract Parking Agreement between HOBBY CENTER FOUNDATION, the Licensor, and City of Houston, Texas, the Licensee, for Five (5) Years, for use of up to 510 parking spaces in the Hobby Center Garage, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas - $2,463,606.00 - Central Services Revolving Fund


15.  ORDINANCE appropriating $188,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for purchase of IT Hardware, Software and Professional Services supporting the Court Technology Refresh Project for the Municipal Courts Department


16.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of funding through the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR THE FY2020 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM GRANT (“GRANT”); declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Police Chief of the City of Houston Police Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to apply for, accept, and expend the Grant Funds if awarded and to apply for, accept, and expend all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant and to extend the budget period


17.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of grant funds through the OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION FOR THE FY2021 VIOLENT CRIME REDUCTION THROUGH STREET GANG INTERDICTION GRANT (“GRANT”); declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Police Chief of the City of Houston Police Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to apply for, accept, and expend the Grant Funds if awarded and to apply for, accept, and expend all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant and to extend the budget period


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of grant funds through the OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION FOR THE FY2021 HPD ACTIVE ATTACK INTEGRATED RESPONSE TRAINING GRANT (“GRANT”); declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Police Chief of the City of Houston Police Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to apply for, accept, and expend the Grant Funds if awarded and to apply for, accept, and expend all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant and to extend the budget period


19.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of grant funds through the OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION FOR THE FY2021 TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE POLICING STRATEGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY GRANT (“GRANT”); declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Police Chief of the City of Houston Police Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to apply for, accept, and expend the Grant Funds if awarded and to apply for, accept, and expend all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant and to extend the budget period


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC, for an Enterprise License Agreement for Houston Information Technology Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $8,087,350.00 - Central Services Revolving Fund


22.   ORDINANCE approving and authorizing 1) first amendment to contract for Westlaw Computer-Assisted Legal Research Services and Clear Services and 2) first amendment to a Library Maintenance Agreement for Print Products, between City of Houston and WEST PUBLISHING CORPORATION, doing business as WEST, A THOMSON REUTERS BUSINESS, for the Legal Department; amending Ordinance No. 2018-0247 to increase the maximum contract amounts of the above contracts; providing for severability - $130,000.00 - Property & Casualty and General Funds


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract for Programming Services between City of Houston and HOUSTON MEDIASOURCE to extend the contract term and increase the maximum contract amount (Approved by Ordinance 2015-0596) - $1,675,750.00 - State Cable TV Fund


24.   ORDINANCE appropriating $342,000.00 out of Public Health Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing a Design Build Contract between City of Houston and TIMES CONSTRUCTION, INC for Design and Construction Phase Services for the Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center Renovation Project; providing funding for the Civic Art Program financed by the Public Health Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to construction contract between City of Houston and TEAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY relating to Fire Station No. 55 Replacement Project (Approved by Ordinance 2018-466); de-appropriating $115,000.00 from Fire Consolidated Construction Fund previously appropriated for Information Technology Equipment for the Project; and appropriating $115,000.00 from Fire Consolidated Construction Fund to the above contract - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


26.  ORDINANCE renewing the establishment of the north and south sides of the 1100 block and the north side of the 1200 block of Milford Street, within the City of Houston, Texas, as a Special Minimum Building Line requirement block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


28.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding by and between the City of Houston and IMPERIAL UTILITIES & SUSTAINABILITY, INC to provide free utility assessments to commercial buildings and hotels within City of Houston through Houston Water’s new Commercial Water Audit and H2Otel Challenge Programs


29.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,450,798.10 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund as an additional appropriation to a Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and KALLURI GROUP, INC for EWPP – Chlorine System Improvements (as Approved by Ordinance No. 2016-0246); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $110,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge as an additional appropriation to a Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and BLACKLINE ENGINEERING, LLC for FY19 Local Drainage Project Work Order Design Contract 5 (Approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0641); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge


32.  ORDINANCE granting to SP PLUS CORPORATION, a Delaware Corporation, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions; and making certain findings related thereto - FIRST READING


33.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-479, passed first reading June 3, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to JOSE ABEL VILLANUEVA, dba NORTHSTAR POWER WASHING, a Texas Sole Proprietorship, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions; and making certain finding related thereto - SECOND READING


34.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-480, passed first reading June 3, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to FREE MAN TRANSPORTATION, LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Company, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions; and making certain finding related thereto - SECOND READING


35.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-463, passed second reading June 3, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to SIENERGY, L.P., the right, privilege and franchise to construct, install, extend, retire, operate and maintain its facilities within the public rights-of-way of the City of Houston, Texas, for the transportation, delivery, sale and distribution of natural gas; containing other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; containing a repealer; providing for severability and providing an effective date - THIRD and FINAL READING

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

6.  CENTRAL TELEPHONE COMPANY OF TEXAS, dba CENTURYLINK for sole source purchase of Analog Private Line Services for Various Departments - $916,460.00 - Central Service Revolving Fund


10.  ORDINANCE providing for the continuation of appropriations for the support of the City Government pursuant to the requirements of Article VIa, Section 1 of the City Charter; authorizing certain transfers; making other provisions related to the subject; containing a repealer and a severability clause


11.  ORDINANCE related to the Fiscal Affairs of the City; approving the annual budgets of the City of Houston, Texas, for Fiscal Year 2021, including provisions for future adjustment to certain fund balances; making various amendments to the proposed budgets; authorizing certain transfers; re-designating a Cash Reserve in the Fund Balance; establishing a cost  for copies of the budget; making other provisions related to the subject; making certain findings related thereto; providing a repealing clause; providing for severability


12.  ORDINANCE ratifying the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2021 annual Budgets raising more revenue from ad valorem (property) taxes due to increased property valuations and the addition of property to the tax roll than in Fiscal Year 2020; setting an effective date This item should only be considered after passage of Item 11 above


13.  ORDINANCE relating to the retail gas utility rates of CENTERPOINT ENERGY RESOURCES CORP. d/b/a CENTERPOINT ENERGY ENTEX and as CENTERPOINT ENERGY TEXAS GAS; approving an interim rate adjustment subject to refund and otherwise maintaining current rates in effect until changed


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Job Order Contract between City of Houston and J.R. JONES ROOFING INC for Roof Repair and Replacement Services; providing a maximum contract amount - 2 Years with three one-year options - $10,000,000.00 - General and Other Funds


31.  ORDINANCE appropriating $147,520.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge as an additional appropriation to a Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and PGAL, INC for Woodshire Drainage and Paving Improvements (Approved by Ordinance No. 2014-0643); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM

Non-Consent - Miscellaneous »

NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERING


NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBER 36


36.  MOTION TO SET A DATE not less than seven days from June 10, 2020, to receive nominations for appointments or reappointments to Positions Five and Seven of the HOUSTON ETHICS COMMISSION, for two year staggered terms

Matter Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 37 and 38


37.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS:     Position One      -  JAY SHANI, appointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021     Position Two      -  FEROZE (FRED) BHANDARA, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021     Position Three    -  KAREN LOPER, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021     Position Four      -  THUY THANH VU, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021     Position Five      -  ANNESS JENSEN, appointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021     Position Six        -  H. D. CHAMBERS, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021     Position Seven   -  SALLY A. REYNOLDS, appointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2023     Position Eight     -  STEPHEN H. LE, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2023     Position Nine    -  NANCY MAI, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2023     Position Ten       -  OWEN C. WANG, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2023     Position Eleven  -  WEA H. LEE, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2023     Position Twelve    -  SANTOS ESCOBAR, appointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2023 TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS THOMAS and POLLARD This was Item 4 on agenda of June 3, 2020


38.  ORDINANCE appropriating $622,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund and $99,810.00 out of Contributed Capital Project Fund for Professional Services supporting the 311 Replacement Project for Houston Information Technology Services and Various Departments TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS DAVIS, ROBINSON and ALCORN This was Item 18 on agenda of June 3, 2020

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 Alcorn first
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