MINUTES
CITY OF HOUSTON . CITY COUNCIL
Council Meeting February 20 & 21, 2018


MAYOR
SYLVESTER TURNER
CONTROLLER
CHRIS B. BROWN
DISTRICT COUNCIL MEMBERS
Brenda Stardig
District A

Jerry Davis
District B

Ellen R. Cohen
District C

Dwight A. Boykins
District D

Dave Martin
District E
Steve Le
District F

Greg Travis
District G

Karla Cisneros
District H

Robert Gallegos
District I

Mike Laster
District J

Larry V. Green
District K


AT-LARGE COUNCIL MEMBERS

Mike Knox
Position 1

David W. Robinson
Position 2
Michael Kubosh
Position 3

Amanda K. Edwards
Position 4

Jack Christie D.C.
Position 5
Marta Crinejo Director - City Council AgendaAnna Russell City Secretary

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AGENDA - COUNCIL MEETING Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 1:30 PM
City Hall Chamber

PRESENTATIONS
2:00 P.M. – INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
VIDEOCouncil Member Davis
ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
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PUBLIC SPEAKERS - Pursuant to City Council Rule 8, City Council will hear from members of the public; the names and subject matters of persons who had requested to speak at the time of posting this Agenda are attached; the names and subject matters of persons who subsequently request to speak may be obtained in the City Secretary's Office.


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VIDEOSP022018
VIDEORECESS
VIDEORECONVENE
VIDEOWEDNESDAY - February 21, 2018 - 9:00 A. M.
DESCRIPTIONS OR CAPTIONS OF AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE READ BY THE
CITY SECRETARY PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT
VIDEOMAYOR'S REPORT
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VIDEOCONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 39
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MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 through 5
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VIDEO1.

REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of BRENDA W. BAZAN as Director of the CONVENTION AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES DEPARTMENT

VIDEO2.

REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FIVE CORNERS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (Formerly HARRIS COUNTY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 10-B):

Position One   -           EDNA DEAUVEARO, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2019

Position Two   -           HOMER L. CLARK, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021

Position Three -           VIVIAN HARRIS, appointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021

Position Four   -           CHARLES F. MEYER, JR., appointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021

Position Five   -           MELVA D. THORNTON, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2019

Position Six     -           EDWARD TEAMER, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021

Position Seven            -           VERNON N. SMITH, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2019

Position Eight  -           NINA K. SPRINGER, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021

Position Nine   -           GEORGE A. ANDERSON, appointment, for a term to expire 6/1/2021

VIDEO3.

REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HOUSTON RECOVERY CENTER, LGC:

Position One   -           KAY AUSTIN, reappointment, for a term to expire 9/30/2019

Position Five   -           ELIZABETH T. NUNNALLY, reappointment, for a term to expire 9/30/2019

Position Eight  -           TOM FRITSCH, appointment, for a term to expire 9/30/2020

Position Nine   -           SUSAN LITTLE, appointment, for a term to expire 9/30/2020

VIDEO4.

REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTHWEST MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, for terms to expire June 1, 2021:

Position Six     -           PETER F. ACQUARO, JR., reappointment

Position Seven            -           JOHN R. HOLMES, JR., appointment

Position Eight  -           STEPHEN LE, JR., appointment

Position Nine   -           RAJ ADNANI, appointment

VIDEO5.

RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of Change Order No. 2 in the amount of $39,269.00 for construction services associated with the relocation of the Houston Public Works’ Utility Customer Service Call Center to its McKinney Street facility on contract with HORIZON INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LLC - Enterprise Fund

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PROPERTY - NUMBER 6
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VIDEO6.

RECOMMENDATION from City Attorney to settle pending litigation entirely, in connection with City of Houston v. Aero Greensmor, LP, a Limited Partnership, et al.; Cause No. 1074407; for acquisition of Parcel AY14-136/AY14-138; for Greens Road Paving and Drainage Project from Aldine Westfield to John F. Kennedy Boulevard

VIDEO
PURCHASING and TABULATION of BIDS - Numbers 7 through 11
VIDEO
VIDEO7.

HOUSTON FREIGHTLINER, INC for Purchase of two Refuse Trucks through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Fleet Management Department - $330,773.16 - Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund

VIDEO8.

VECTOR AEROSPACE HELICOPTER SERVICES, INC for Pratt & Whitney PT6 Engine Component Overhaul or Exchange, Parts, and Repair Services for the Houston Police Department - 3 Years with two one-year options - $423,348.00 - Grant Fund

VIDEO9.

DLT SOLUTIONS, LLC to approve spending authority in an amount not to exceed $600,000.00 through the Master Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreement with U. S. Communities to Purchase the renewal of Amazon Web Services for Cloud Computing Services and Business Support for Houston Public Works - 7 Months - Enterprise Fund

VIDEO10.

NEWMAN REGENCY GROUP, INC, for Vaughan Vertical Pedestal Chopper Pumps for Houston Public Works - $58,821.00 - Enterprise Fund

VIDEO11.

COPESAN SERVICES, INC d/b/a HOLDER’S PEST SOLUTIONS in an amount not to exceed $85,285.00 for the Removal, Disposal and Replacement of Bird Netting, Bird Netting Curtain and Vinyl Door Flaps for Houston Public Works

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RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERS 12 through 19
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VIDEO12.

RESOLUTION adopting the City of Houston Hazard Mitigation Plan

VIDEO13.

RESOLUTION approving and authorizing the assignment of enterprise project  status  from CYBERONICS,  INC to LIVANOVA  USA INC - DISTRICT E - MARTIN

VIDEO14.

RESOLUTION approving and authorizing nomination of LYONDELL CHEMICAL COMPANY to the OFFICE of the GOVERNOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and TOURISM through the Economic Development Bank as a Texas State Enterprise Project.

VIDEO15.

RESOLUTION approving the issuance and sale by Houston Housing Finance Corporation of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (Villa Americana Apartments), Series 2018A and Taxable Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (Villa Americana Apartments), Series 2018B

VIDEO16.

RESOLUTION allowing construction of Scott Street Lofts, an affordable rental housing property located near 1320 Scott Street in the City of Houston, Texas, that will be located within one mile of a similar property receiving tax credits and built in the last three years, and authorizing the allocation of 2018 tax credits to such development - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS

VIDEO17.

RESOLUTION amending Resolution 2015-5 to expand the boundaries of the Near Northside Community Revitalization Area, to include the Near Northside Community Revitalization Outreach Area, in the City of Houston, Texas, so that the expanded area will be a priority revitalization area for housing tax credit investment by the State of Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS

VIDEO18.

RESOLUTION identifying Fulton Lofts, a proposed developments for affordable rental housing to be located at the southwest corner of Fulton Street and Robert Lee Road in the City of Houston, Texas, as contributing more than any other to the concerted revitalization efforts of the City of Houston, Texas in the Near Northside Community Revitalization Area - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS

VIDEO19.

RESOLUTION confirming the City's support for certain proposed developments of affordable rental housing, each located in the City of Houston, Texas, despite their proximity to active railroad tracks - DISTRICTS C - COHEN and H - CISNEROS

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VIDEOORDINANCES - NUMBERS 20 through 39
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VIDEO20.

ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of Keene Street (aka West Montgomery Street), from its northern terminus south ±118 feet, located within the John Austin Two League Grant, A-1; abandoning the street to Little White Oak Real Estate Holdings, LLP, abutting owner, in consideration of its conveyance to the City of right-of-way for, and construction of, a cul-de-sac at the proposed terminus of Keene Street, payment to the City of $90,067.00, and other consideration - Parcels SY17-003 and AY17-121 - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS

VIDEO21.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing third amendment to the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program Round 2.2 Non-Housing Grant Agreement between the City of Houston and the GENERAL LAND OFFICE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, to extend the term and to revise the performance statement and implementation schedule and the project budget

VIDEO22.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to contract between the City of Houston and THE MEN’S CENTER, INCORPORATED, dba RECENTER, to extend the term of the contract and add up to $100,000 in Community Development Block Grant Funds for the continuing provision of Case Management Services to current emergency and transitional housing residents recovering from alcohol and/or substance abuse

VIDEO23.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to contract between the City of Houston and THE WOMEN'S HOME to extend the term of the contract and add up to $100,000 in Community Development Block Grant Funds for the continuing operation of a Homeless Services Program

VIDEO24.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between the City of Houston and COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS OF HOUSTON/HARRIS COUNTY for the administration and operation of the Rapid Rehousing Case Management Intermediary Program

VIDEO25.

ORDINANCE appropriating $2,000,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for Professional Services to include Design, Implementation, Support Services and Project Management for the Infor Enterprise Platform for various City Departments

VIDEO26.

ORDINANCE authorizing the transfer of $18,347,224.20 from the NEWPP Expansion–Swift Fund into the PWE-NEWPP Construction Fund, appropriating $18,347,224.20 from the PWE-NEWPP Construction Fund, and approving the expenditure of said sum from the PWE-NEWPP Construction Fund for services associated with the Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project; appropriating $39,610,027.80 from the Water Authorities Capital Contrib-NEWPP Fund and approving the expenditure of said sum from the Water Authorities Capital Contrib-NEWPP Fund for the Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project; approving and authorizing a fifth amendment to the design-build agreement between the City of Houston and HOUSTON WATERWORKS TEAM, A JOINT VENTURE between CH2M HILL ENGINEERS, INC and CDM CONSTRUCTORS INC (Approved by Ordinance No. 2015-1260) for the Project; amending Ordinance No. 2015-1260 to increase the maximum Project amount - DISTRICT E - MARTIN

VIDEO27.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City and CIVIS ANALYTICS, INC for Data Collection and Analytics for Disaster related projects for the Housing and Community Development Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,284,666.00 - TIRZ Affordable Housing Fund

VIDEO28.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and MORRIS & MCDANIEL, INC for Professional Assessment Testing Services for Houston Fire Department Captains and Senior Captains for the Human Resources Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,300,000.00 - Central Service Fund

VIDEO29.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and MOTIVA ENTERPRISES, LLC. for Unleaded Gasoline through an existing Inter-Local Purchase Agreement with the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas for the Fleet Management Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 7 Months - $21,471,617.00 - Fleet Management Fund

VIDEO30.

ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 2.1798 acres of land to NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 9, for inclusion in its district

VIDEO31.

ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 1.896 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 157, for inclusion in its district

VIDEO32.

ORDINANCE appropriating $220,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF as an additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and EJES INCORPORATED for the FY2017 Local Drainage Project Work Order Design (Contract #3) (as approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0351)

VIDEO33.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and FREESE and NICHOLS, INC for Wastewater System Modeling and Master Planning; providing a maximum contract amount - $2,500,000.00 - Enterprise Fund

VIDEO34.

ORDINANCE appropriating $2,490,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF, awarding contract to PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, LLC for FY2018 Drainage Rehab Work Orders #2; 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 engineering and testing relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF

VIDEO35.

ORDINANCE granting to DIAMOND PRESSURE WASHING, 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; and making certain findings related thereto - FIRST READING

VIDEO36.

ORDINANCE granting to MARSDEN SOUTH, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability 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; and making certain findings related thereto - FIRST READING

VIDEO37.

ORDINANCE granting to SILVA BUILDING SPECIALISTS INC., dba STERLING BUILDING SPECIALISTS, 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; and making certain findings related thereto - FIRST READING

VIDEO38.

ORDINANCE No. 2018-0098, passed first reading on February 14, 2018

ORDINANCE granting to JERRY D. CATES, INC. dba K.C. ENTERPRISES, 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, and making certain findings related thereto - SECOND READING

VIDEO39.

ORDINANCE No. 2018-0082, passed second reading February 14, 2018

ORDINANCE granting to the TEXAS GRIME FIGHTER, 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; and making certain findings related thereto - THIRD AND FINAL READING

END OF CONSENT AGENDA
VIDEOCONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 40 through 43
VIDEO
VIDEO40.

MOTION by Council Member Cohen/Seconded by Council Member Robinson to adopt recommendation from Chief Procurement Officer, to award to YELLOW CAB OF HOUSTON, INC for approval of payment to address Emergency Disaster Recovery Activities as a result of Hurricane Harvey for Transportation Services for Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department - $23,262.46 - General Fund - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER STARDIG

This was Item 2 on Agenda of February 14, 2018

VIDEO41.

RESOLUTION confirming support for the proposed development of Rockwell Senior Village, a development for affordable rental housing located at the southwest side of Beltway 8 between Rockwell Boulevard and West Fuqua Drive, in the City of Houston, Texas, and the submittal of applications for Housing Tax Credits for such development

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS GREEN and BOYKINS

This was a portion of Item 3 on Agenda of February 14, 2018

VIDEO42.

RESOLUTION confirming support for the proposed development of City Park Apartments and Trinity East, affordable rental housing developments located in the City of Houston, Texas, and the submittal of applications for Housing Tax Credits for such developments

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS BOYKINS MARTIN and GREEN

This was a portion of Item 3 on Agenda of February 14, 2018

VIDEO43.

RESOLUTION identifying City Park Apartments as the proposed development of affordable rental housing as contributing to the concerted revitalization efforts of the City of Houston, Texas more than any other in the area in which the applicable development is located

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER BOYKINS

This was a portion of Item 6 on Agenda of February 14, 2018

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VIDEOMATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS - COUNCIL MEMBER ROBINSON FIRST
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NOTE -

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CITY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TAKE UP AGENDA ITEMS OUT OF THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY ARE POSITIONED IN THIS AGENDA.  ALSO, AN ITEM THAT HAS BEEN TAGGED UNDER CITY COUNCIL RULE (HOUSTON CITY CODE 2-2) OR DELAYED TO ANOTHER DAY MAY BE NEVERTHELESS CONSIDERED LATER AT THE SAME CITY COUNCIL MEETING.