Reading of City Council Agenda

Descriptions or captions of Agenda items read by the City Secretary prior to commencement of city council.

Mayor's 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.

Item 37

ORDINANCE amending Exhibit “A” of City of Houston Ordinance No. 2007-1281 by adding two (2) Inspector positions and deleting one (1) Communications Senior Captain Position; substituting the amended exhibit as part of the current Fire Department Classified Personnel Ordinance.

Consent Agenda

1. RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Airport System for expenditure for specialized training to be conducted by TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting at George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby Airports - $145,300.00 - Enterprise Fund - DISTRICTS B - JOHNSON and I - RODRIGUEZ 2. RECOMMENDATION from Fire Chief for Extension of Injury on duty leave for Fire Fighter LORENZO TOLBERT

Item 7

ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 44 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to coin-operated machines; adding a new definition; amending certain terms; specifying certain offenses, and containing other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability; providing for an effective date.

Items 35 and 35a

ORDINANCE appropriating a total of $15,942,042.00 from the reimbursement of Equipment/Projects Fund (Fund 1850), approving and authorizing the purchase of land known as Blocks 203, 204, 205, 218 and 219, SSBB, Harris County, Texas, from the following parties, as their respective interests appear: (1) Louis Macey, Trustee, on behalf of a trust created pursuant to an agreement dated November 17, 1997, (2) Louis Macey, Trustee, on behalf of undisclosed parties; (3) Macey Family Properties, Ltd., a Texas Limited Partnership; and (4) Macey Family Properties II, Ltd., a Texas Limited Partnership; approving necessary documents related thereto, including certain agreements related to parking and the demolition of existing improvements.

Items 13, 13a, 16, 17, 18, 23, 31

ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2007-609 to reduce funding from $700,000.00 to $210,000.00 and to reduce the number of affordable homes to be constructed from ten (10) to three (3) and approving and authorizing first amendment to second lien construction financing agreement between the City of Houston, HOLMES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION and UNITY BANK - DISTRICT D - ADAMS

Items 32, 33, 34, 36, 38

ORDINANCE approving an amended Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for Reinvestment Zone Number Fifteen, City of Houston, Texas (East Downtown Zone); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plans; determining the portion of tax increment the City will pay from the area annexed into the zone MOTION by Council Member Khan/Seconded by Council Member Garcia to adopt recommendation from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $1,420,675.88 and acceptance of work on contract with REYTEC CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES, INC for Bertner Bridge and Paving from Holcombe to S. Braeswood, Package 1, Holcombe to Brays Bayou, WBS N-000722-0001-4 - 1.61% over the original contract amount

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