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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

Mayor Bill White gives his report.

Items 46 and 46a

(Item 46.) ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Compromise and Settlement Agreement between the City of Houston and CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR, INC. to settle outstanding disputes and controversies; making various findings and provisions relating to the subject. (Item 46a.) ORDINANCE amending the City of Houston Sign Code (Chapter 46 of the Building Code, Houston, Texas) relating to reduction of the number of Off-Premise Signs; containing other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability; providing a penalty; providing for enforcement; providing an effective date.

Item 26

ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 46 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to vehicles for hire; declaring certain conduct to be unlawful and providing penalties therefor; addressing the grouping, allocation, and subsequent distribution of 211 taxicab permits originally calculated to be distributed in 2007 pursuant to the taxicab permit issuance process; amending various provisions of Article II, Chapter 46, relating to the issuance of taxicab permits; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing an effective date; providing for severability.

Items 64, 41, 40, 40a

(Item 64) ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Lease Agreement between, HOUSTON AQUARIUM, INC., as tenant ("Tenant"), and the City of Houston, Texas, as landlord (the "City"), consisting of 0.4383 (19,092 square feet) of land, formerly known as the Fire Alarm Building, Houston, Harris County, Texas, for redevelopment as an entertainment, retail, education, exhibit and/or restaurant use facility - Revenue. (Item 41) ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2007-0736 relating to the fiscal affairs of the Main Street/Market Square Redevelopment Authority on behalf of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER THREE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MAIN STREET/MARKET SQUARE ZONE); approving a second amendment of the Fiscal Year 2008 Operating Budget for the Authority. (Item 40) ORDINANCE enlarging the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER THREE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS. (Item 40a) ORDINANCE approving a Fourth Amended Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER THREE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MAIN STREET/MARKET SQUARE 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.

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda Items: Miscellaneous -Items 1 through 9, Accept Work - Items 10 through 13, Purchasing and Tabulation of Bids - Items 14 through 22, Resolutions and Ordinances - Items 23 through 61.

Council Comments

Matters to be Presented by Council Members.
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