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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

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# 122 336 548# 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# 884 921 09#, however no public comment will be allowed outside of the public hearing on changes to the Tax Abatement Ordinance relating to Green Stormwater Infrastructure and LEED Projects


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP12-08-20


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

Hearings »

HEARINGS

1.   PUBLIC HEARING regarding proposed amendments to the City’s Tax Abatement Ordinance relating to Green Stormwater Infrastructure and LEED Projects

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 60


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 2 through 11


MISCELLANEOUS


2.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following to the ELECTRICAL BOARD: Position One     -  GILBERT SOLIZ, appointment, for a term to expire 1/2/2021 Position Two     -  ELIOT L. DOUCET, reappointment, for a term  to expire                              1/2/2022, and to serve as Chair Position Three  -  ROBERT A. JONES, reappointment, for a term                             to expire 1/2/2021 Position Four    -  JIMMIE M. STALLONES, JR., reappointment,                              for a term to expire 1/2/2022 Position Five     -  LESLI DIANA BOTHWELL CUMMINGS, appointment, for a term to                              expire 1/2/2021 Position Six      -  CHAL SHRADER, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/2/2022 Position Seven -  R. BRAD HIBBETTS, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/2/2021 Position Eight   -  JOSEPH ROWAN, appointment, for a term to expire 1/2/2022 Position Nine    -  REGINALD W. COMFORT, appointment, for a term to expire 1/2/2021            Position Ten    -  JAVIER M. RAMOS, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/2/2022


3.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of HOWARD HENDERSON to Position Eight of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HOUSTON RECOVERY CENTER, LGC, for a term to expire September 30, 2023


4.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of the following to the NEAR NORTHWEST MANAGEMENT DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS:    Position Five  -  DAVID EBRO, for an unexpired term ending 6/1/2021    Position Six    -  JAY SHANI, for an unexpired term ending 6/1/2023


5.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following to the REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (LAKE HOUSTON ZONE) BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Position One   -  KIMBERLY ANN BRUSATORI, for a term to expire 12/31/2021 Position Two   -  JEFFREY NIELSEN, for a term to expire 12/31/2022 Position Three -  PHILIP IVY, for a term to expire 12/31/2021 Position Four   -  THOMAS L. BROAD, for a term to expire 12/31/2022 Position Five -  STANLEY J. SARMAN, for a term to expire 12/31/2021, and to serve as Chair for a term ending 12/31/2021 Position Six   -    MARTIN BASALDUA, for a term to expire 12/31/2022


6.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following to the LAKE HOUSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Position One - KIMBERLY ANN BRUSATORI, for a term to expire December 31, 2021  Position Two - JEFFREY NIELSEN, for a term to expire 12/31/2022  Position Three - PHILIP IVY, for a term to expire 12/31/2021  Position Four - THOMAS L. BROAD, for a term to expire 12/31/2022  Position Five - STANLEY J. SARMAN, for a term to expire 12/31/2021, and to serve as Chair for a term ending 12/31/2021  Position Six - MARTIN BASALDUA, for a term to expire 12/31/2022


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBER 12


ACCEPT WORK


12.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $3,630,400.34, and acceptance of work on contract with PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, LLC for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation by Sliplining and Pipe Bursting Methods - 2.55% under the original contract amount (4257-149) - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; C - KAMIN; G - TRAVIS and K - CASTEX-TATUM


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBERS 13 and 14


PROPERTY


13.  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. Olympia Drive Main Street LLC.; Cause No. 1158134; for acquisition of Parcel DY19-013, for the WESTRIDGE REGIONAL LIFT STATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


14.  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. Southbound Ventures LLC, et al.; Cause No. 1157149, for acquisition of Parcel AY18-058, for the WEST BELLFORT PAVING AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - DISTRICT F - THOMAS


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATIONS OF BIDS - NUMBERS 15 through 17


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


15.  5205 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP dba HOUSTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC for Miscellaneous Two-Way Radios, Replacement Parts and Accessories for Various Departments - 3 Years with two one-year options - $835,794.08 - General and Enterprise Funds


16.  THE LETCO GROUP, LLC dba LIVING EARTH for Topsoil, Bank Sand, Clay-Filled Dirt, and Conditioners for Various Departments - 3 Years with 2 one-year options - $950,337.00 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERING


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBER 18


RESOLUTIONS


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 19 through 60


ORDINANCES


19.  ORDINANCE denying the application of ENTERGY TEXAS, INC, for approval to amend its distribution cost recovery factor filed with Houston, Texas, on October 22, 2020


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and HARRIS COUNTY relating to the Runoff Election to be held on December 12, 2020; providing a maximum contract amount


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Loan Agreement between City of Houston and EDUCATED BASED HOUSING, INC to provide a loan of Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds for the City’s Harvey Multifamily Program, to partially finance the new construction of Canal Lofts a 150-unit multifamily affordable rental housing community, located in the vicinity of 5601 Canal Street, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY, extending the term of the contract and providing Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds and Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus Funds for the continued administration of Emergency and Short Term Financial Assistance, including Tenant Based Rental Assistance and Housing Services, needed to serve individuals and/or families in sustaining housing and provide temporary Stabilizing Services to individuals and/or families experiencing potential homelessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing third amendment to contract between City of Houston and HOUSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY to extend the term of the contract and provide Home Investment Partnerships Program Tenant Based Rental Assistance Funds and Community Development Block Grant Funds for the continuing administration and operation of the Rapid Rehousing Financial Assistance Intermediary Program


28.  ORDINANCE appropriating $750,000.00 out of Airports Renewal and Replacement Fund as an additional appropriation to Construction Contract between City of Houston and GONZALEZ GROUP, LP for Restrooms Renovation Project at William P. Hobby Airport/Houston; (Approved by Ordinance No. 2020-635) (Project 209) - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


29.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to Vendor Agreement between City and J HUERTA CONSTRUCTION LLC for Residential Repair and Restoration Services provided to older adults through Harris County Area Agency on Aging of the Houston Health Department


30.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to Vendor Agreement between City and BRUCE MATSON, D.D.S., for Professional Services provided to older adults through Harris County Area Agency on Aging of the Houston Health Department


31.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendments to Vendor Agreements between City and 1) GPLUS DENTAL, P.L.L.C. dba CONNECT DENTAL SPECIALISTS and 2) LALJI DENTAL PC dba ROYAL DENTAL, respectively, for Dental Services provided to older adults through Harris County Area Agency on Aging of the Houston Health Department


32.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Lease Agreement between JEFFERSON SMITH, LLC, Landlord, and the City of Houston, Texas, Tenant, for approximately 55,109 sq. ft. of office space located at 500 Jefferson, Houston, Texas 77002, for occupancy by the Houston Fire Department - $16,331,139.53 - General Fund - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


33.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2019-0285 to increase the maximum contract amount; approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and CLIFF JOHNSON AND CLAY POPE (as Approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0285) - $212,000.00 - Enterprise Fund 


35.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Revenue Contracts with BANK OZK and SPIRIT OF TEXAS BANK for Certificate of Deposit Account Registry (CDARS) Program Bank Services for the City of Houston Controller’s Office


36.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and BEE BUSY LEARNING ACADEMY, INC for community-based HIV/STD Counseling, Testing, Referral and Linkage Services, and HIV Health Education and Risk Reduction Services


37.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2020-0071 to increase the maximum contract amount for the contract between the City of Houston and RESCUED PETS MOVEMENT INC for Animal Transport Services for the City of Houston’s Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department in connection with the City's provision additional Animal and Pet Care Services during and due to the COVID-19 Public Health


38.  ORDINANCE amending City of Houston Ordinance No. 2019-964 relating to the rescheduling or postponement of certain City Council Meetings to postpone the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 29, 2020, and Wednesday, December 30, 2020


39.  ORDINANCE relating to the rescheduling or postponement of certain City Council meetings


40.  ORDINANCE reducing the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER THREE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MARKET SQUARE ZONE) - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN; H - CISNEROS and I - GALLEGOS


41.  ORDINANCE approving seventh amended Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER THREE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MARKET SQUARE ZONE); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plan - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN; H - CISNEROS and I - GALLEGOS This item should only be considered after passage of Item 40 above


48.  ORDINANCE approving second amended Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-TWO, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (LELAND WOODS ZONE); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plan; extending the duration of the Zone to December 31, 2050 - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


49.  ORDINANCE enlarging the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-SIX, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (SUNNYSIDE ZONE) - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ




50.  ORDINANCE approving Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-SIX, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (SUNNYSIDE ZONE) - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 49 above



53.  ORDINANCE establishing the east and west sides of the 1400 block of Allston 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 C - KAMIN


54.  ORDINANCE designating the property municipally known as 1709 Dryden Road within the City of Houston, Texas as a landmark and designated the “Medical Towers/Westin”; containing findings and other provisions related to the foregoing subject; providing for a penalty - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


56.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 34.5858 acres of land to NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 5, for inclusion in the district


57.  ORDINANCE appropriating $315,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Fund Capital Fund – Drainage Charge as an additional appropriation; approving and authorizing first amendment to 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 Fund Capital Fund - Drainage Charge


58.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,791,275.90 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and LOCKWOOD, ANDREWS & NEWNAM, INC for North Corridor Consolidation Package #3; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


60.  ORDINANCE appropriating $22,830,359.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to HARPER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, LLC for abandonment of Bering and San Felipe Lift Stations; 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, construction management, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

7.  RECOMMENDATION from the Director of the Houston Emergency Center for approval of the GREATER HARRIS COUNTY 9-1-1 EMERGENCY NETWORK for Fiscal Year 2021 Budget (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021)


8.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department for approval of HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION’S Calendar Year 2021 Budget


9.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Planning and Development Department supporting Community Action Plans for five Complete Communities: Alief-Westwood, Fort Bend Houston, Kashmere Gardens, Magnolia Park-Manchester and Sunnyside - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; F - THOMAS; I - GALLEGOS and K - CASTEX-TATUM


10.  RECOMMENDATION from Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs to establish a sister city relationship with the City of ULSAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA (South Korea)


11.  RECOMMENDATION from Director of Government Relations for adoption of the City of Houston Legislative Principles for the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature


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


18.  RESOLUTION approving and adopting a revised Investment Policy for the City of Houston, Texas, and making various provisions related to the subject


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and TETRA TECH, INC for Disaster Cost Recovery and Consulting Services for the Finance Department


27.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and HARRIS COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT to provide up to $266,962.00 in Homeless Housing and Services Program Youth Set-Aside Funds for providing Case Management Services to youth-headed households


34.   ORDINANCE awarding sole source contract to ONTARIO SYSTEMS, LLC (f/k/a COLUMBIA ULTIMATE, INC. d/b/a REVQ) for Debt Management and Collection Services for the Municipal Courts Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $209,940.00 - Municipal Court Technology Fund


42.  ORDINANCE enlarging the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER EIGHT, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (GULFGATE ZONE) - DISTRICTS D - EVANS-SHABAZZ and I - GALLEGOS


43.  ORDINANCE approving fifth amended Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER EIGHT, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (GULFGATE ZONE); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plan - DISTRICTS D - EVANS-SHABAZZ and I - GALLEGOS

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 42 above



44.  ORDINANCE enlarging the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWELVE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (CITY PARK ZONE) - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


45.  ORDINANCE approving  first amendment to Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWELVE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (CITY PARK ZONE); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plans; extending the duration of the Zone to December 31, 2050 - DISTRICT C - KAMIN

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 44 above



46.  ORDINANCE enlarging the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER FOURTEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (FOURTH WARD ZONE) - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


47.  ORDINANCE approving fourth amended Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER FOURTEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (FOURTH WARD ZONE); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plan - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN and I - GALLEGOS

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 46 above



51.  ORDINANCE enlarging the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-SEVEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MONTROSE ZONE) - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


52.  ORDINANCE approving first amendment to Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-SEVEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MONTROSE ZONE); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plans - DISTRICT C - KAMIN

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 51 above



55.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL, for Freeway Crash Removal Pilot Program (Approved by Ordinance 2020-0252


59.  ORDINANCE appropriating $4,021,500.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT for joint purchase of a ± 267 acre tract of land for Shared Drainage, Flood Mitigation, and other Public Purposes; approving and authorizing payment of the cost of such purchase as financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT E - MARTIN

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 61 and 62


61.  ORDINANCE authorizing and approving Development Agreement (CHDO Single Family Home Program) between City of Houston and A CARING SAFE PLACE, INC ("Developer") to provide up to $2,286,000.00 of Federal Home Funds to assist in the development of up to nine affordable single-family homes, two of which may include Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity accessory buildings, in the Settegast Super Neighborhood for sale to qualified purchasers who may receive an affordable subsidy funded by a reduction in sales proceeds to be paid to the City by the developer - DISTRICT B - DAVIS TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER POLLARD This was Item 18 on Agenda of December 2, 2020


62.  ORDINANCE authorizing and approving Developer Agreement (CHDO Single Family Home Program)  between City of Houston and CHANGE HAPPENS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION to provide up to $2,100,000.00 of Federal Home Funds to assist in the development of up to eight affordable single-family homes, two of which may include Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity accessory buildings, within the Settegast and Acres Homes Super Neighborhoods, for sale to qualified purchasers who may receive an affordability subsidy funded by a reduction in sales proceeds to be paid to the City by the developers - DISTRICT B - DAVIS TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER POLLARD This was Item 19 on Agenda of December 2, 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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