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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

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


Council Member Castex-Tatum


Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, this meeting 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# 592 605 421# and details for signing up and participating are posted at https://www.houstontx.gov/council/meetingsinfo.html. Members of the public may call in Wednesday via teleconference at (936) 755-1521; Conference ID# 112 936 805#, however no public input will be allowed.


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP07-07-20


RECESS

Mayor's Report (Part 1 of 2)

*Meeting Joined in Progress*

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 36


MISCELLANEOUS


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 2 through 8


5.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of  RONDA MICHELL PRINCE to Position Six, for an unexpired term to expire July 20, 2022, of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER EIGHTEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON,  TEXAS,  FIFTH WARD ZONE


6.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of RONDA MICHELL PRINCE to Position Six of the FIFTH WARD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for an unexpired term ending July 20, 2022


7.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for establishment of a connection charge in the amount of $6,544.05 per acre for properties connecting to the 24-inch and 10-inch wastewater line located along Martin Luther King Boulevard / Cottingham Drive and South Sam Houston Parkway East, constructed by PRIMORIS ENERGY SERVICES CORPORATION - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


8.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Airport System for approval of INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION Strategic Partnership Membership Agreement for the Calendar Year 2021 - $50,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


ACCEPT WORK


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBER 9


PROPERTY


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBERS 10 and 11


10.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Chris Garcia, C. Gruller Surveying, LLC, on behalf of GMG Partners, LP (Steven Aranda, Vice President), declining the acceptance of, rejecting, and refusing the dedication of Grovehill Street, from Lockfield Street east to Lumberdale Street, located within the Rosslyn Addition out of the Joseph Box Survey, Parcel SY20-036 - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


11.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Chris Garcia, C. Gruller Surveying, LLC, on behalf of GMG Partners, LP (Steven Aranda, Vice President), declining the acceptance of, rejecting, and refusing the dedication of Millport Street, from Lumberdale Street west to Lockfield Street and Lockfield Street, from Millport Street south to Grovecrest Street, both located within the Rosslyn Addition out of the Joseph Box Survey, Parcels SY17-073A and SY17-073B - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 12 through 15


12.  APPROVAL of purchase for access to the INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION CargoIS Tool for the Houston Airport System - $47,921.00 - Enterprise Fund


13.  BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC for approval of spending authority for Emergency purchase of Medical Diagnostic and Virological Test Kits for the Houston Health Department - $92,355.32 - Grant Fund




14.  GLOBLUE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC for sole source purchase of Arkhos Intelligence Platform Services for Houston Police Department - $63,000.00 - Grant Fund


RESOLUTIONS


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERING


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBER 16


16.  RESOLUTION amending Resolution No. 2020-0024 to correct the designation of the area where POWELL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, INC, will be conducting business as a qualified enterprise zone - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


ORDINANCES


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 17 through 36


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON to provide up to $421,251.00 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Coronavirus Response (HOPWA-CV) Funds for the administration of Short Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance with Supportive Services, needed to serve HOPWA-Eligible clients impacted by COVID-19 to help prevent homelessness - 1 Year - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


19.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and THE MONTROSE CENTER to provide up to $670,220.00 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Coronavirus (“HOPWA-CV”) Funds for Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, and other Supportive Services for HOPWA-eligible clients impacted by COVID-19 to help prevent homelessness - 1 Year


20.  ORDINANCE authorizing the acceptance of an award of $66,373.00 in State of Texas Homeless Housing and Services Program Funds and approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS to assist persons experiencing homelessness and at risk of homelessness economically impacted by COVID-19


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Grant application to TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION (HHSC) FOR THE HEALTHY TEXAS WOMEN PROGRAM (“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, to accept and expend the Grant Funds, as awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant; approving and authorizing a contract between the City and HHSC under the Healthy Texas Women Program


23.  ORDINANCE appropriating additional funds of $205,000.00 out of Public Library Consolidated Construction Fund to the Construction Manager At Risk Contract between City of Houston and J.E. DUNN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY for the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza-Phase II Project (Approved by Ordinance No. 2019-368) - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


24.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to INDUSTRIAL TX CORP for Maintenance and Repair Services for Sludge Dewatering and Drying Equipment for Houston Public Works; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $16,927,794.00 - Enterprise Fund


27.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and AIRPORT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION for Designated Aviation Channeling Services for the Houston Airport System; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,645,560.00 - Enterprise Fund - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; E - MARTIN and I - GALLEGOS


32.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and CITY OF BELLAIRE, TEXAS to provide for enforcement of Houston’s Freeway Towing Programs within the portions of freeways that are within Bellaire


33.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of Grant Funds through the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE FY2021 SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP) COMPREHENSIVE MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC SAFETY 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 to accept such Grant Funds, and to apply for, and accept, all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the program


34.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 3.179 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 368, for inclusion in its district


35.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 0.4718 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 109, for inclusion in its district


36.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,735,515.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to LEM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC for West Bellfort No. 2 & Fondren Meadow Lift Station Rehabilitation; setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City; holding the bidder in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for  testing services, CIP Cost Recovery and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM

Consideration Of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

2.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Position One - ADAN G. VEGA, appointment for a term to expire March 1, 2021; Position Two - MELINDA LITTLE, reappointment for a term to expire March 1, 2021; Position Three - RACHEL L. CEVALLOS, appointment for a term to expire March 1, 2022; Position Four  - ALIA VINSON, appointment for a term to expire March 1, 2021; Position Five - GAYNELL FLOYD DREXLER, appointment for a term to expire March 1, 2022; Position Six - NEIL THOMAS, reappointment for a term to expire March 1, 2021; Position Seven - ZARINE M. BOYCE, reappointment for a term to expire March 1, 2022; Position Eight - CARME WILLIAMS, reappointment for a term to expire March 1, 2021; Position Nine - LICIA A. GREEN, reappointment for a term to expire March 1, 2022; Position Eleven - MARY JANE WAKEFIELD, appointment for a term to expire March 1, 2022 Position Thirteen - TINA ARIAS PETERMAN, reappointment for a term to expire March 1, 2021


3.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following individuals to the REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER SEVENTEEN (MEMORIAL CITY), CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS:   Position One - MARSHALL BARD HEINS, reappointment for a term to expire 7/20/2021 Position Two - JOHN RICKEL, reappointment for a term to expire 7/20/2022 Position Three - DAVID P. DURHAM, reappointment for term to expire 7/20/2021 Position Four - ANN THOMAS GIVENS, reappointment for a term to expire 7/20/2022, and to serve as chair for term to expire 12/31/2020 Position Five - ZACHARY R. HODGES, reappointment for a term to expire 7/20/2021 Position Six - BRADLEY R. FREELS, reappointment for a term to expire 7/20/2022 Position Seven - GLENN E. AIROLA, reappointment for a term to expire 7/20/2021


4.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following individuals to the MEMORIAL CITY REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORTY BOARD OF DIRECTORS:     Position One     -  MARSHALL BARD HEINS, for a term to expire 7/20/2021     Position Two     -  JOHN RICKEL, for a term to expire 7/20/2022     Position Three  -  DAVID P. DURHAM, for term to expire 7/20/2021     Position Four   -  ANN THOMAS GIVENS, for a term to expire 7/20/2022, and to serve as chair for a term ending 12/31/2020     Position Five     -  ZACHARY R. HODGES, for a term to expire 7/20/2021     Position Six      -  BRADLEY R. FREELS, for a term to expire 7/20/2022     Position Seven -           GLENN E. AIROLA, for a term to expire 7/20/2021


9.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $19,485,843.93 and acceptance of work on contract with BRH-GARVER CONSTRUCTION, L.P. for Pump and Lift Station Renewal and Replacement - Consolidation of Post Oak, Stablewood and Buckingham Lift Station - 0.20% under the revised contract amount - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


17.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and BRENTWOOD ECONOMIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP d/b/a BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION to provide up to $133,913.00 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Coronavirus Response (HOPWA-CV) Funds for the administration of Short Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance with Supportive Services, needed to serve individuals impacted by COVID-19 to help prevent homelessness - 1 Year - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Settlement and Release Agreement between City of Houston and JUAN HERNANDEZ, et al (USDC Civil Action Number 4:16-CV-3577) to settle a lawsuit - $1,175,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to agreement between City of Houston and GALLS, LLC, (Approved by Ordinance No. 2015-43) for Apparel and Uniforms for the Houston Police Department


26.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to agreement between City of Houston and LONE STAR UNIFORMS, INC, (Approved by Ordinance No. 2015-44) for Apparel and Uniforms for the Houston Police Department


28.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an increase in spending authority for Lease Agreement between 290 NORTHWEST, INC., Landlord, and City of Houston, Texas, Tenant, Approved by Ordinance No. 2020-277, as amended by Ordinance No. 2020-2911


29.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an increase in spending authority for the Lease Agreement between HAZARI, LLC, Landlord, and City of Houston, Texas, Tenant, Approved by Ordinance No. 2020-278


30.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Hotel Occupancy Agreement between CS HPB, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, and City of Houston, Texas, for COVID-19 quarantine site located at 1314 Texas Ave., Houston, Texas 77002


31.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing third amendment to Lease and Services Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, as Landlord, and HOUSTON ZOO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, as Tenant, relating to the Houston Zoo located at Hermann Park - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD -  NUMBERS 37 through 39


37.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2018-863 to provide an additional $900,000.00 from TIRZ Affordable Housing Fund (TIRZ) to increase the maximum contract amount and fund the agreement approved and authorized under Ordinance No. 2018-863 between City of Houston and I&I SOFTWARE, INC TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS PECK, THOMAS and ALCORN This was Item 19 on Agenda of July 1, 2020


38.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and THE PUBLIC GROUP, LLC to extend contract term for Online Auction Service Provider for General Merchandise, Vehicles, and Equipment for the Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department (Approved by Ordinance No. 2010-0653) TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KNOX This was Item 23 on Agenda of July 1, 2020


39.  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 BODY WORN CAMERA POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM (“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 DELAYED BY MOTION 2020-345, 7/1/2020 This was Item 33 on Agenda of July 1, 2020

Mayor's Report (Part 2 of 2)

MAYOR'S REPORT

Electronic Openings »

ELECTRONIC OPENINGS

Announcement by City Controller of the results of the electronic auction-style bidding for the sale of $230,000,000.00 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, Series 2020


1.  MOTION awarding the Sale of $230,000,000.00 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, Series 2020, based on the lowest true interest cost, ratify and confirm the use of the Preliminary Official Statement provided to prospective bidders in connection with the offering for sale of the Notes, and authorize the distribution of the Official Statement

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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