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


Council Member Edwards


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Public Speakers (Part 1 of 3)

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

Public Speakers (Part 2 of 3)

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

Public Speakers (Part 3 of 3) »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

RECESS

Reconvene »

RECONVENE

WEDNESDAY - April 12, 2017 - 9:00 A. M.

Hearings »

HEARINGS

1.  PUBLIC HEARING to provide a Resolution of No Objection to the 4% tax credit application of HOUSTON LEASED HOUSING ASSOCIATES V, LLLP for an  affordable housing community located at 9393 Tidwell Rd. - DISTRICT B - DAVIS

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 18


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 2 through 4


ACCEPT WORK


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Interim Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $2,520,607.39 and acceptance of work on contract with TIKON GROUP, INC for Safe Sidewalk Program - 13.06% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS D - BOYKINS and E - MARTIN


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Interim Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $977,260.85 and acceptance of work on contract with NERIE CONSTRUCTION for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal (WW4235-64)  0.40% over the original contract amount - DISTRICTS D - BOYKINS; F - LE; G - TRAVIS; H - CISNEROS and I - GALLEGOS


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Interim Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract of $3,793,402.86 and acceptance of work on contract with PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, LLC, for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation by Sliplining and Pipe Bursting Methods (WW4257-135) - 3.74% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG; B - DAVIS; C - COHEN; D - BOYKINS; E - MARTIN and K - GREEN


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 5 through 7


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


5.  ORDINANCE appropriating $65,000.00 out of Contributed Capital Project Fund for Purchase of a Response Command Vehicles Replacement Parts for the Houston Fire Department


6.  KNAPP CHEVROLET, INC - $642,180.00 and CHASTANG’S ENTERPRISE d/b/a CHASTANG FORD - $65,000.00 for Twenty-two Ambulance Cabs & Chassis, and a Response Vehicle through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Houston Fire Department   This item should only be considered after passage of Item 5 above


7.  RFD & ASSOCIATES, INC for the Services of a Software Developer Analyst through the Texas Department of Information Resources for the Department of Public Works & Engineering  $188,485.00 - Project Cost Recovery Fund


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 8 through 18


ORDINANCES


9.  ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a 10-foot-wide water line easement and two 12-foot-wide fire hydrant easements, all located in the Tanglewood Apartments Addition, John D. Taylor Survey, A-72, Houston, Texas; abandoning the easements to SIC Ripple Creek, LLC, the abutting owner, in consideration of its payment to the City of $135,027.00, and other consideration - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


14.  ORDINANCE appropriating $750,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF as an additional appropriation; approving and authorizing first amendment to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP, INC for Negotiated Work Orders for Pre-Engineering for Street and Traffic (Thoroughfares) Improvements (Approved by Ordinance No. 2014-352)


15.  ORDINANCE No. 2017-239, passed first reading April 5, 2017 ORDINANCE granting to BOZE ENTERPRISES II, LLC dba OAKMONT MAINTENANCE & RENTAL, a Texas corporation, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions - SECOND READING


16.  ORDINANCE No. 2017-240, passed first reading April 5, 2017 ORDINANCE granting to M.A. REYES TRUCKING, a Texas Sole Proprietorship, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions - SECOND READING


17.  ORDINANCE No. 2017-241, passed first reading April 5, 2017 ORDINANCE granting to PUPO 66, LLC dba INSTANT SOLUTIONS, a Texas corporation, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions - SECOND READING


18.  ORDINANCE No. 2017-242, passed first reading April 5, 2017 ORDINANCE granting to WELLKEPT PROPERTY SERVICES, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions - SECOND READING

Consideration of matters removed from Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

8.  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 40 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to impeding the use of a roadway, blocking a sidewalk, and blocking the entrance or exit to a building; declaring certain conduct to be unlawful; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability


10.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between the City of Houston and MONTROSE COUNSELING CENTER, INC, dba THE MONTROSE CENTER, providing up to $1,193,982.00 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the continuing administration and operation of an Emergency Rental Assistance Program, including Supportive Services, for low income persons living with HIV/AIDS - DISTRICT C - COHEN


11.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between the City of Houston and ACCESS CARE of COASTAL TEXAS, INC, providing up to $440,015.00 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the continuing administration and operation of an Emergency Rental Assistance Program, including Supportive Services, for low income persons living with HIV/AIDS


12.  ORDINANCE consenting to the creation of the HARRIS COUNTY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 23 and the inclusion of certain lands within the district; consenting to the addition of 12.5268 acres of land for inclusion within the district


13.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Professional Services Contract between the City of Houston and THE METHODIST HOSPITAL d/b/a HOUSTON METHODIST for Human Cadaver Based Simulation Training for the Houston Fire Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $195,000.00 - General Fund

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

26.  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 21 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to encampments in public places; declaring certain conduct to be unlawful and providing penalties therefor; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability This item should only be considered after passage of Items 19-25 above DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-171, 3/29/17 This was Item 6 on Agenda of March 29, 2017


19.  MOTION by Council Member Stardig to amend Item 26 below to amend Section 21-61 of the Code of Ordinances to add the following:     (d) any item that cannot be easily transported by an individual alone DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-171, 3/29/17


20.  MOTION by Council Member Stardig to amend Item 26 below to add the following to Section 21-61 of the Code of Ordinances:     Police Officer means an officer of the Houston Police Department, or a     peace officer as ascribed in section 1701.001 (4) of the Texas     Occupations Code. DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-171, 3/29/17


21.  MOTION by Council Member Gallegos to amend Item 26 below to add the following to definitions in Section 21-61 of the Code of Ordinances:    Doorway means an opening into a building designed for persons to     walk through that normally contains a door and which may or may     not abut a stoop, porch, canopy, vestibule. or stairway       Encampment means any one or more of the following:     (a)     The unpermitted use of fabric, metal, cardboard, or other     materials as a tent or other temporary · structure for living     accommodation purposes or for human habitation; or     (b)     The unpermitted use of a heating device; or     (c)     The unpermitted accumulation of personal property that would     not fit in a container three feet high, three feet wide, and three feet     deep.     Public place means an outdoor area owned, managed, or controlled by     the city to which the public has access, including public rights-of-way,     parks, streets, sidewalks, hike and bike trails. transit facilities.     underpasses, and parking lots. DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-171, 3/29/17


22.  MOTION by Council Member Gallegos to amend Item 26 below to add the following to Section 21-62 of the Code of Ordinances:     (a)     Encampment in a public place. or doorway of a residential or     commercial building in the city is unlawful DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-171, 3/29/17


23.  MOTION by Council Member Laster to amend Item 26 below to amend Article III, Section 21-61 of the Code of Ordinances:     ARTICLE Ill. ENCAMPMENTS          Sec. 21-61. Definitions.          As used in this article, the following words and terms shall have the          meanings ascribed in this section, unless the context of their usage               clearly indicates ·another meaning:     Encampment means the use of fabric, metal, cardboard, or other materials as (i) a tent or other temporary structure for human habitation: or (ii) as a device, mechanism, or foundation upon which a human may lie, recline, sit, knee, or stand DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-171, 3/29/17


24.  MOTION by Council Member Laster to amend Item 26 below to amend Article III, Section 21-61 of the Code of Ordinances:     Encampment means any one or more of the following:          (a)     The unpermitted use of fabric, metal, cardboard, or                              other materials as; (i) a tent or other temporary structure for                              human habitation; or (ii) as a device, mechanism, or foundation -upon          which a  human may lie, recline, sit, kneel, or stand;          (b)     The unpermitted use of a heating device; or,          (c)     The unpermitted accumulation of personal property that would          not fit in a container three feet high, three feet wide, and three feet          deep DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-171, 3/29/17


25.  MOTION by Council Member Knox to amend Item 26 below to insert the following under Section 21-62 of the Code of Ordinances and create Subsection (c):  

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      (c) All for-profit commercial activities under overpasses, excluding     vehicular parking, not authorized and permitted by the City of     Houston as of March 29, 2017 shall be prohibited. Enforcement of this     section shall be applied under Section 21-63 DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-171, 3/29/17



27.  MOTION by Council Member Stardig to amend Item 27 below to amend Section 28-46 of the Code of Ordinances to add the following:     Sec. 28-46. Aggressive panhandling; impeding the use of a roadway or sidewalk DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


28.  MOTION by Council Member Stardig to amend Item 27 below to amend Section 28-46 of the Code of Ordinances to add the following:     Police Officer means an officer of the Houston Police Department, or a peace officer as ascribed in section 1701.001 (4) of the Texas Occupations Code. DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


29.  MOTION by Council Member Stardig to amend Item 27 below to amend Section 28-46 (a) of the Code of Ordinances to add the following:     Sidewalk means that portion of a public street which is between the curb     lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines     and is improved and designed for, or is ordinarily used for, pedestrian     travel DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


30.  MOTION by Council Member Stardig to amend Item 27 below to amend     Section 28-46 (a) of the Code of Ordinances to add the following:     Impede means to render use of a roadway or sidewalk unreasonably     difficult or dangerous. DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


31.  MOTION by Council Member Stardig to amend Item 27 below to amend Section 28-46 of the Code of Ordinances to add the following:     (f)     Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, it shall be     unlawful for a person to impede the use of a roadway or sidewalk. No     police officer shall issue a citation, make an arrest or otherwise enforce a     violation of impeding a roadway or sidewalk against any person unless     the officer first request or orders the person to refrain from the alleged     prohibited conduct and the person fails to comply DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


32.  MOTION by Council Member Gallegos to amend Item 27 below to add the following to Section 28-46 of the Code of Ordinances:     Sec. 28-46. Aggressive panhandling; impeding the use of a roadway     sidewalk DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


33.  MOTION by Council Member Gallegos to amend Item 27 below to add the following to definitions in Section 28-46 of the Code of Ordinances:     Doorway means an opening into a building designed for persons to walk     through that normally contains a door and which may or may not abut     a stoop, porch. canopy, vestibule. or stairway.     Impede means to render the use of a roadway, or sidewalk unreasonably     difficult or dangerous.     Sidewalk means that portion of the public street which is between the     curblines.     or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines and is     improved and designed for or is ordinarily used for pedestrian travel. DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


34.  MOTION by Council Member Gallegos to amend Item 27 below to add the following to Section 28-46 (d) and (e) of the Code of Ordinances:     (d)     Regardless of whether any request is made by the solicitee to     the solicitor, no solicitor shall engage in solicitation within a distance     of eight feet from any ATM, pay telephone, parking meter, parking fee     collection box, transit facility, fuel dispensing device, or outdoor dining     establishment, including, but not limited to, a sidewalk cafe. or a doorway     of a residential or commercial building     (e)     For the purposes of subsection (d) of this section, distance shall     be measured from any extension of the solicitor's body, including     without limitation any sign or other object being used or carried by the     solicitor, to any part of the physical structure of the ATM, pay telephone,     parking meter, parking fee collection box, transit facility, fuel dispensing     device, or outdoor dining establishment, including but not limited to, a     sidewalk cafe. or a doorway of a residential or commercial building DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


35.  MOTION by Council Member Gallegos to amend Item 27 below to add the following to Section 28-46 (f) and (g) of the Code of Ordinances:     (f)     Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, it shall be     unlawful for a person to impede the use of a roadway.·or sidewalk.     No police officer shall issue a citation, make an arrest or otherwise     enforce a violation of impeding a roadway. or sidewalk against any     person unless the officer first requests or orders the ·person to refrain     from the alleged prohibited conduct and the person fails to comply.     (g)     It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the person     impeding the roadway. or sidewalk is an employee or agent of the     city engaged in the solicitation of funds on behalf of a nonprofit     corporation, group, or organization pursuant to a class A certificate     issued under Chapter 36, Article V. DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


36.  MOTION by Council Member Knox to amend Item 27 below to add the following to Section 28-46 (d) and (e) of the Code of Ordinances:     (d)     Regardless of whether any request is made by the solicitee to the     solicitor, no solicitor shall engage in solicitation within a distance of eight     feet from any ATM, pay telephone, parking meter, parking fee collection     box, transit facility, fuel dispensing device, a_ standing vehicle in a     moving inside lane of traffic. or outdoor dining establishment, including,     but not limited to, a sidewalk café     (e)     For the purposes of subsection (d) of this section, distance shall be     measured from any extension of the solicitor's body, including without     limitation any sign or other object being used or carried by the solicitor, to     any part of the physical structure of the ATM, pay telephone, parking     meter, parking fee collection box, transit facility, fuel dispensing     device, a standing vehicle in a moving inside lane of traffic. or outdoor     dining establishment, including but not limited to, a sidewalk café DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


37.  MOTION by Council Member Knox to amend Item 27 below to delete Section 28-46 (g) of the Code of Ordinances and re-letter any and all subsequent subsections DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


38.  MOTION by Council Member Knox to amend Item 27 below to repeal the City of Houston Class A permit under Section 26-72 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances and all its rights and privileges pertaining to permitting the solicitation of funds that includes among its means and methods the solicitation of vehicles on public streets. DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17


39.  ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 28-46 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF HOUSTON, relating to aggressive panhandling and impeding the use of a roadway; declaring certain conduct to be unlawful; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability This item should only be considered after passage of Items 27-38 above DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-172, 3/29/17 This was Item 7 on Agenda of March 29, 2017


40.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, Seller, and SCRAP TRADING INTERNATIONAL, Purchaser, for the sale of 5.033 acres of land located at 800 Dorsett Street, being a part of the John Brown Survey, Abstract Number 8, Houston, Harris County, Texas, for $865,000.00; approving and authorizing a Special Warranty Deed - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KUBOSH This was Item 7 on Agenda of April 5, 2017

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 Green first
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