AGENDA
CITY OF HOUSTON . CITY COUNCIL
October 27 & 28, 2020


MAYOR
SYLVESTER TURNER
CONTROLLER
CHRIS B. BROWN
DISTRICT COUNCIL MEMBERS
Amy Peck
District A

Jerry Davis
District B

Abbie Kamin
District C

Carolyn Evans-Shabazz
District D

Dave Martin
District E
Tiffany D. Thomas
District F

Greg Travis
District G

Karla Cisneros
District H

Robert Gallegos
District I

Edward Pollard
District J

Martha Castex-Tatum
District K


AT-LARGE COUNCIL MEMBERS

Mike Knox
Position 1

David W. Robinson
Position 2
Michael Kubosh
Position 3

Letitia Plummer
Position 4

Sallie Alcorn
Position 5
Marta Crinejo Director - City Council AgendaPat Jefferson Daniel Interim City Secretary

In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act the agenda is posted for public information, at all times, for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting on the bulletin board located on the exterior wall of the City Hall building at 901 Bagby.

The agenda may be accessed via the Internet at http://houston.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/. Copies of the agenda are available in the Office of the City Secretary in the City Hall Annex, Public Level at no charge. To receive the agenda by mail, send check or money order for $52.00 for a one year subscription, made payable to the City of Houston to the attention of the City Secretary, P.O. Box 1562, Houston, Texas 77251.

To reserve time to appear before Council call 832-393-1100 or come to the Office of the City Secretary, City Hall Annex, Public Level at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled public session shown on the agenda.
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AGENDA - COUNCIL MEETING Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 1:50 PM
Virtual Meeting

PRESENTATIONS
2:00 P.M. – INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
VIDEOCouncil Member Martin
VIDEODue 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# 407 657 446# 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# 361 966 701#, however no public comment will be allowed.
ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
VIDEO

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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VIDEOSP10-27-20
VIDEORECESS
RECONVENE
DESCRIPTIONS OR CAPTIONS OF AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE READ BY THE
CITY SECRETARY PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT
VIDEOMAYOR'S REPORT
VIDEO
VIDEOCONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 29
VIDEO
VIDEOMISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 and 2
VIDEO
VIDEO1.

RECOMMENDATION from Chief of Police for Extension of Injury on Duty Leave (Salary Continuation) for  Sergeant STEVEN BROWN, for the period September 14, 2020 to December 12, 2020

VIDEO2.

RECOMMENDATION from Houston Public Works for approval of payment of 2020/2021 Membership Dues to the WATER RESEARCH FOUNDATION - $476,357.71 - Enterprise Fund

VIDEO
VIDEOACCEPT WORK - NUMBER 3
VIDEO
VIDEO3.

RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $36,698,489.00 and acceptance of work on contract with HOUSTON WATERWORKS TEAM for Early Work Package No. 1 for Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project - 1.72% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT E - MARTIN

VIDEO
VIDEOPURCHASING AND TABULATIONS OF BIDS - NUMBERS 4 through 8
VIDEO
VIDEO4.

CHASTANG ENTERPRISE HOUSTON LLC dba CHASTANG FORD for Purchase of one Step Van through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Houston Fire Department - $88,988.00 - Fire Consolidated Construction Fund

VIDEO5.

STAR SERVICE, INC dba STAR SERVICE, INC of HOUSTON for approval of spending authority to Purchase Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Services through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Harris County Department of Education for the General Services Department - 1 Year - $3,000,000.00 - Maintenance Renewal and Replacement Fund

VIDEO6.

PRECISION DELTA CORPORATION - $1,057,023.00, GALLS LLC - $1,809,971.50 and GT DISTRIBUTORS, INC - $2,646,328.19 for Supplies and Accessories for  Use of Force Training for the Houston Police Department - 3 Years with two one-year options - General Fund

VIDEO7.

SET ENVIRONMENTAL, INC for approval of spending authority for Hazardous Material Cleanup Services for Houston Public Works - 6 Months - $432,000.00 - Enterprise and Other Funds

VIDEO8.

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

VIDEO
VIDEOORDINANCES - NUMBERS 9 through 29
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VIDEO9.

ORDINANCE authorizing, approving, confirming and ratifying certain matters relating to the City of Houston, Texas General Obligation Commercial Paper Notes, Series H-2, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $100,000,000 for the purpose of financing certain authorized purposes; approving and authorizing certain authorized officers and employees to act on behalf of the City in the selling and delivery of such notes, within the limitations and procedures specified herein; making certain covenants and agreements in connection therewith; resolving other matters incident and related to the issuance, sale, delivery and security of the Series H-2 Notes, including the approval of an issuing and Paying Agency Agreement, a Credit Agreement, and an Offering Memorandum and the ratification of a Commercial Paper Dealer Agreement; and declaring an emergency

VIDEO10.

ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2020-0465 to increase the maximum contract amount for Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and BAKERRIPLEY, INC for the administration and operation of a program to provide Temporary Relocation Assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals who were affected by Hurricane Harvey; approving and authorizing Amendment No. 1 to said agreement

VIDEO11.

ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2020-393, as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount between City of Houston and BAKERRIPLEY, INC for administration and related services for the Housing and Community Development Department in connection with the City's Rental Assistance Program for individuals who have been affected by COVID-19; delegating authority to the Mayor or his designee to amend the contract and provide for Utility Assistance

VIDEO12.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES to provide up to $494,074.00 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds for providing Diversion Services to persons impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

VIDEO13.

ORDINANCE relating to the retail gas utility rates of CENTERPOINT ENERGY RESOURCES CORP., d/b/a CENTERPOINT ENERGY ENTEX and CENTERPOINT ENERGY TEXAS GAS ("Centerpoint"); approving Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Refund Rider Compliance filing for gas utility customers in the City of Houston, as filed by Centerpoint; establishing the legal gas utility rates of Centerpoint until changed as provided by law

VIDEO14.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Lease Agreement between City of Houston and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting by and through the GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION on behalf of the TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA) for Office and Support Space at William P. Hobby Airport - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS

VIDEO15.

ORDINANCE amending Exhibit "E1" of the City of Houston Fire Department Classified Personnel Ordinance No. 2019-446 to abolish two (2) remedial Captain positions and one (1) remedial Communications Senior Captain position and identify remaining remedial positions; providing a repealer

VIDEO16.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Lease Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, as Landlord, and FIFTH WARD COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, as Tenant, for approximately 11,000 square feet of space at 3301, 3303 and 3305 Lyons Avenue, Houston, Texas - 3 Years with two three-year renewal options - Revenue - DISTRICT B - DAVIS

VIDEO17.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract for Legal Services with GRANSBERRY LAW GROUP, P.C. for Legal Representation of the City of Houston; establishing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $200,000.00 - TIRZ Affordable Housing Fund

VIDEO18.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract with SOUTHERN TIRE MART, LLC for Tire Retreading Services, for the Fleet Management Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $4,607,393.00 - Fleet Management Fund

VIDEO19.

ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2017-0613 (Passed on August 9, 2017) to increase the maximum contract amount for Contract No. 4600014404 for contract between City of Houston and YES AMERICA NOW, INC dba YES AMERICA ENTERPRISES for Used and Scrap Tire Disposal Services for Various Departments - $678,750.00 - General Fund

VIDEO20.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and JSM & ASSOCIATES, LLC for Baggage Handling Systems Operations and Maintenance Services for the Houston Airport System; providing a maximum contract amount - 5 Years - $12,229,924.50 - Enterprise Fund

VIDEO21.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the application for grant assistance to the OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS FOR THE GENERAL VICTIM ASSISTANCE – DIRECT SERVICES PROGRAM by the City of Houston Mayor’s Office; declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the City of Houston Mayor to act as the City’s representative in the application process, with the authority to accept the Grant and expend the Grant Funds, as awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant

VIDEO22.

ORDINANCE renewing the establishment of the south side of the 1700 and 1800 block of Haver Street within the City of Houston, Texas as a special minimum building line requirement block pursuant to the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - KAMIN

VIDEO23.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Lease Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, as Landlord, and HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION, as Tenant, for approximately 2.4668 acres of land at Hermann Park; waiving Section 2-241(c) of the City Code of Ordinances - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ

VIDEO24.

ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 0.35 acres of land to PORTER MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in the district

VIDEO25.

**PULLED – This item will not be considered on 10/28

ORDINANCE consenting to the creation of ACORN LAKES MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, containing approximately 38.1880 acres of land within the corporate limits of the City of Houston, Texas; authorizing the district to exercise road powers and to issue bonds for road facilities, subject to certain conditions - DISTRICT C - KAMIN

VIDEO26.

ORDINANCE authorizing and approving contract between City of Houston and Property Owner(s) at 5115 South Braeswood Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77096 for 2015 Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project Deposit Agreement to pay for non grant-eligible work related to contract between City of Houston and Property Owner(s) at 5115 South Braeswood Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77096 for 2015 Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project to be performed by BYRDSON SERVICES, LLC d/b/a EXCELLO HOMESDISTRICT C - KAMIN

VIDEO27.

ORDINANCE appropriating $267,500.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing first amendment to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP, INC for Park Ten Wastewater Treatment Plant Abandonment and Flow Diversion to Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (Approved by Ordinance No. 2013-0229); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS A - PECK and G - TRAVIS

VIDEO28.

ORDINANCE appropriating $52,500.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Construction Management and Inspection Services Contract between City of Houston and LLOYD, SMITHA & ASSOCIATES, LLC for Large Diameter Water Line Projects; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund

VIDEO29.

ORDINANCE No. 2020-883, passed second reading October 21, 2020

ORDINANCE granting to FEDERAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES, INC, 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 THIRD AND FINAL READING

END OF CONSENT AGENDA
VIDEOCONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
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VIDEOMATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 30 through 37
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VIDEO30.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a tournament facilities agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, THE ASTROS GOLF FOUNDATION, PGA TOUR, INC and MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY, INC relating to the Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course; waiving Section 32-7 and Section 32-69 of the City Code of Ordinances - DISTRICT C - KAMIN

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS DAVIS, GALLEGOS and PLUMMER

This was Item 7 on the Agenda of October 21, 2020

VIDEO31.

RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $12,326,271.96 and acceptance of work on contract with MAIN LANE INDUSTRIES, LTD, for Woodshire Drainage and Paving Improvements Subproject 1 - 3.81% over the original contract amount and under 5% contingency amount - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER CASTEX-TATUM

This was Item 9 on the Agenda of October 21, 2020
VIDEO32.

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

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS PECK, THOMAS, POLLARD and ALCORN

This was Item 12 on the Agenda of October 21, 2020

VIDEO33.

ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2020-427 (Passed on May 13, 2020) to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between City of Houston and BALLARD SPAHR LLP for Legal Assistance to the City of Houston related to matters involving Affordable Housing Federal Grants - $500,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS PECK, MARTIN, THOMAS and ALCORN

This was Item 16 on the Agenda of October 21, 2020
VIDEO34.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between City of Houston and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. for Credit Card Processing Services for Various City Departments - 3 Years with five one-year options - Revenue

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS POLLARD and KUBOSH

This was Item 22 on the Agenda of October 21, 2020
VIDEO35.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contracts between City and (1) AETNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY and (2) KS PLAN ADMINISTRATORS LLC, dba KELSEYCARE ADVANTAGE, respectively, for Medicare Advantage Health Plans for eligible City retirees and their eligible dependents; providing maximum contract amounts - 3 Years with two one-year options - $158,246,602.00 - Health Benefits Fund

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS POLLARD, CASTEX-TATUM, and KUBOSH

This was Item 24 on the Agenda of October 21, 2020
VIDEO36.

ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of FOURTH WARD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER FOURTEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (FOURTH WARD ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority and Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Projects Budget for the Zone - DISTRICT C - KAMIN

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KAMIN

This was Item 27 on the Agenda of October 21, 2020
VIDEO37.

ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of UPPER KIRBY REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER NINETEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (UPPER KIRBY ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority and Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan Budget for the Zone - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN and G - TRAVIS

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KAMIN

This was Item 29 on the Agenda of October 21, 2020
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VIDEOMATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL - Council Member Davis first
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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.