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


Council Member Thomas


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# 949 264 733# 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# 697 373 002#, however no public input will be allowed.


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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 and a Quarterly Investment Report by the City Controller

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 34


MISCELLANEOUS


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS -  NUMBERS 1 through 9


1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY- FIVE (also known as the HIRAM CLARKE/FORT BEND HOUSTON ZONE):     Position One - TJ TIJANI, appointment, for a term to expire 8/13/2021     Position Two - THEADORE R. ANDREWS, reappointment, for a term to expire 8/13/2022, and to                               serve as Chair for a term to expire 12/31/2020     Position Four - LINDA F. SCURLOCK, reappointment, for a term to expire 8/13/2022


2.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HIRAM CLARKE/FORT BEND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS:     Position One - TJ TIJANI, appointment, for a term to expire 8/13/2021     Position Two - THEADORE R. ANDREWS, reappointment, for a term to expire 8/13/2022, and to                               serve as Chair for a term to expire 12/31/2020     Position Four - LINDA F. SCURLOCK, reappointment, for a term to expire 8/13/2022


3.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of SIMONE FORD to Position Nine of the MILLER THEATRE ADVISORY BOARD, for an unexpired term ending on April 24, 2021


4.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of VINCENT A. MARQUEZ as a non-voting advisory member of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HOUSTON LAND BANK, for a term schedule to expire on December 31, 2021


5.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS:     Position One    -   CATHERINE SANTAMARIA, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Two     -  LAUREN A. GORE, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Three  -  LARRY BLACKMON, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Four    -  HARRY D. HOLMES, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Five     -  OLGA LLAMAS RODRIGUEZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Six      -  JAMES DONATTO, SR., reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Seven -  JAMES A. HERNANDEZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Eight   -  MICHAEL E. ROME, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Nine  -   LE HUANG, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021


6.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the CITY OF HOUSTON INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS:     Position One - CATHERINE SANTAMARIA, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Two - LAUREN A. GORE, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Three - LARRY BLACKMON, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Four - HARRY D. HOLMES, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Five - OLGA LLAMAS RODRIGUEZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Six - JAMES DONATTO, SR., reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Seven - JAMES A. HERNANDEZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Eight - MICHAEL E. ROME, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Nine - LE HUANG, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021


7.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the CITY OF HOUSTON CULTURAL EDUCATION FACILITIES BOARD OF DIRECTORS:     Position One - CATHERINE SANTAMARIA, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Two - LAUREN A. GORE, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Three - LARRY BLACKMON, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Four - HARRY D. HOLMES, reappointment. for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Five - OLGA LLAMAS RODRIGUEZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Six - JAMES DONATTO, SR., reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Seven - JAMES A. HERNANDEZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021     Position Eight - MICHAEL E. ROME, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022     Position Nine - LE HUANG, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021


8.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON HEALTH FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, for terms to expire January 1, 2022:     Position One - CATHERINE SANTAMARIA, reappointment      Position Two - LAUREN A. GORE, appointment      Position Three - LARRY BLACKMON, reappointment      Position Four - HARRY D. HOLMES, reappointment      Position Five - OLGA LLAMAS RODRIGUEZ, reappointment      Position Six - JAMES DONATTO, SR., reappointment      Position Seven - JAMES A. HERNANDEZ, reappointment      Position Eight - MICHAEL E. ROME, reappointment      Position Nine - LE HUANG, appointment 


9.  SUBMISSION from Director of Finance of the no-new-revenue tax rate and voter-approval tax rate calculations based on estimated tax roll information, to be updated when certified appraisal information is received


ACCEPT WORK


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBER 10


10.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $4,553,637.50 and acceptance of work on contract with JFT CONSTRUCTION, INC for Open Ditch Improvements - Calhoun Area - 5.20% over the revised contract amount - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


PROPERTY


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBER 11


11.  RECOMMENDATION from City Attorney to deposit the amount of the Award of Special Commissioners into the Registry of the Court and pay all costs of court in connection with eminent domain proceedings styled City of Houston v. I-40 Group, et al.; Cause No. 1153540; for acquisition of Parcels KY17-048 and KY17-049, for Easement Acquisition for the NORTHEAST TRANSMISSION 108-INCH WATER along City easements project from Aldine Westfield Road to Willis Street


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 12 through 17


14.  CHASTANG ENTERPRISES INC dba CHASTANG FORD for Emergency Purchase of an F550 Pick-Up Truck through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston Galveston Area Council for Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Houston Police Department - $64,870.00 - Grant Fund


16.  WILLIAM E. MUNSON COMPANY for purchase of a 32-foot Landing Craft Boat and Trailer through the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 84 Contract for Public Safety and Homeland Security on behalf of the Houston Police Department - $464,140.00 - Grant Fund




17.  BUCKEYE CLEANING CENTER – HOUSTON for Disposable Paper Products for Various Departments - 3 Years with two one-year options - $3,998,576.78 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds


ORDINANCES


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 18 through 34


24.  ORDINANCE appropriating $15,656,686.00 out of Airports Renewal and Replacement Fund, awarding Construction Contract to FLATIRON CONSTRUCTORS, INC for Airfield Pavement Repairs (Project 460C); 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, and contingencies relating to Airfield Pavement Repairs financed by  Airports System Airports Renewal and Replacement Fund - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; E - MARTIN and I - GALLEGOS


26.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to VALLEY TANK TESTING, LLC for Fuel System Tank Testing Services for Fleet Management Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3-Years with two one-year options - $1,336,780.25 - Fleet Management Fund


27.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to ACCURATE METER & BACKFLOW, LLC for Backflow Preventers, Certification, Testing and Repair Services for Houston Public Works; providing a maximum contract amount - 3-Years with two one-year options - $631,250.00 - Enterprise Fund


28.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 26.4639 acres of land to CROSBY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in its district


29.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 2.498 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 188, for inclusion in its district


31.  ORDINANCE appropriating $55,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge and $28,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund as an additional appropriation to Professional Materials Engineering Laboratory Contract between City of Houston and THE MURILLO COMPANY for Testing Laboratory Services (Approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0145)


32.  ORDINANCE appropriating $165,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax; $55,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund as an appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and PARADIGM CONSULTANTS, INC to provide Quality Assurance of Construction Materials Testing for City Projects (as Approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0145); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax and Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund


33.  ORDINANCE appropriating $26,400.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge; $26,400.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax; approving and authorizing Professional Construction Management and Inspection Services Contract between City of Houston and ARKK ENGINEERS, LLC for Paving and Drainage Projects; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge and the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Ad Valorem Tax


34.  ORDINANCE appropriating $22,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge; and $22,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax; approving and authorizing Professional Construction Management and Inspection Services Contract between City of Houston and IDCUS, INC for Paving and Drainage Projects; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge and the Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax

Consideration Of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

12.  APPROVE spending authority for Emergency Purchase of Various Goods and Services related to the City's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic


13.  SOUTHERN TIRE MART, LLC for approval of spending authority to address Emergency Purchases of Tire Retreading Services for the Fleet Management Department - $249,900.00 - Fleet Management Fund


15.  COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE GROUP for Professional Services for Houston Police Department - $54,000.00 - Grant Fund


18.  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 1, CHAPTER 10, CHAPTER 26, CHAPTER 33, CHAPTER 40, AND CHAPTER 42 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to establishing Standards for Walkable Places in the City and amending related provision for Transit Oriented Development; establishing fees; providing for severability; establishing an effective date


19.  ORDINANCE establishing the Emancipation Avenue Corridor Walkable Place Designation pursuant to Chapter 33 of the Code of Ordinances, Identifying and Establishing Street Classifications on the Walkable Places Plan; making findings and containing other provisions related thereto; establishing an effective date - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ This item should only be considered after passage of Item 18 above


20.  ORDINANCE establishing the Hogan-Lorraine Street Walkable Place Designation pursuant to Chapter 33 of the Code of Ordinances, Identifying and Establishing Street Classifications on the Walkable Places Plan; making findings and containing other provisions related thereto; establishing an effective date - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS This item should only be considered after passage of Item 18 above


21.  ORDINANCE establishing the Midtown Walkable Place Designation pursuant to Chapter 33 of the Code of Ordinances, Identifying and Establishing Street Classifications on the Walkable Places Plan; making findings and containing other provisions related thereto; establishing an effective date - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN and D - EVANS-SHABAZZ This item should only be considered after passage of Item 18 above


22.  ORDINANCE establishing the “More Space” Pilot Program suspending off-street parking requirements contained in Section 26-490 and 26-492 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Houston to facilitate the sale or provision of food and beverages outdoors on private parking lots by restaurant


23.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2020-393 to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between City of Houston and BAKERRIPLEY, INC for administration and related services for the Housing and Community Development Department in connection with the City’s Rental Assistance Program for individuals who have been affected by COVID-19; delegating authority to the Mayor or his Designee to amend the contract and modify the City’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing sole-source contract between City of Houston and INFOGROUP INC for Subscription Services for Houston Public Library; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $312,500.00 - General Fund


30.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the conveyance of a ± 6.980 acre tract of land, situated in the A.M. Gentry Survey, Abstract No. 292 and the Warran D.C. Hall Survey, Abstract No. 23, Harris County, Texas, to the Harris County Flood Control District (“District”) for Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Flood Damage Reduction and Drainage as part of the Houston Public Works “Asset Exchange Program” and pursuant to the terms of the Interlocal Agreement between the District and City of Houston (“City”) establishing said Program - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ 

Purchasing And Tabulation of Bids »

PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERING


NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBER 36


35.  AMEND MOTION #2020-0256, 6/2/2020, TO INCREASE spending authority with COMP-U-DOPT for emergency purchase of Products and Services for the Refurbishment and Distribution of Desktop Computer Units for the Mayor's Office of Education - $76,550.00 - General Fund REQUIRES THREE MOTIONS

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBER 36


36.  ORDINANCE appropriating $99,830,323.84 out of City of Houston, Texas Tax Increment Funds for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBERS TWO (MIDTOWN ZONE), THREE (MAIN STREET/MARKET SQUARE ZONE), FIVE (MEMORIAL HEIGHTS ZONE), SIX (EASTSIDE ZONE), SEVEN (OLD SPANISH TRAIL/ALMEDA CORRIDORS ZONE), EIGHT (GULFGATE ZONE), TEN (LAKE HOUSTON ZONE), TWELVE (CITY PARK ZONE), THIRTEEN (OLD SIXTH WARD ZONE), FOURTEEN (FOURTH WARD ZONE), SIXTEEN (UPTOWN ZONE), EIGHTEEN (FIFTH WARD ZONE), TWENTY (SOUTHWEST HOUSTON ZONE), TWENTY-THREE (HARRISBURG ZONE), TWENTY-FIVE (HIRAM CLARKE FORT BEND ZONE) TWENTY-SIX (SUNNYSIDE ZONE) AND TWENTY-SEVEN (MONTROSE ZONE), for payment of Affordable Housing Costs, payment of Administrative Expenses, payment of Project Costs, and payments to certain Redevelopment Authorities as provided herein TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER DAVIS This was Item 17 on Agenda of July 28, 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 - Council Member Cisneros first
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