NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - JANUARY 24, 2019 - 8:00 A.M.
ROOM 204 - CITY HALL
823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS
TELEPHONE: (409) 797-3510

WORKSHOP AGENDA


1.

DECLARATION OF A QUORUM AND CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2.

ROLL CALL

3.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

3.A.

Clarification of Consent and Regular City Council Agenda Items - This is an opportunity for City Council to ask questions of Staff on Consent and Regular Agenda Items.

3.B.

Final review of the letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers dated January 24, 2019 relating the City’s comments to the Coastal Texas Protection and Feasibility Study and the Tentatively Selected Plan (Legal - 15 minutes)

3.C.

Discussion Of An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending “The Code Of The City Of Galveston 1982, As Amended,” Chapter 20.5-17 “Mardi Gras” Article Ix- “Entertainment Areas” To Ensure Reasonable Access For Residents As Well As Employers And Their Employees Living And/Or Working Within The Entertainment Area, And Otherwise Providing For A Reasonable Admission Fee To The Entertainment Area; Repealing All Other Ordinances Or Parts Of Ordinances In Conflict Herewith; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal - 10 minutes)

3.D.

Discussion Of An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending "The Code Of The City Of Galveston 1982, As Amended”, Chapter 8, “Beaches And Waterways”; To Allow For Regulations Related To Maintaining A Clean Beach And Promoting Environmentally Conscious Conduct By Beach Users; Providing For A Penalty; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date (D. Henry - 15 minutes)

3.E.

Amendments to Dune Protection and Beach Access Plan (Chapter 29 of Municipal Code). Planning Case Number 19PA-004

Discussion of An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, To Approve A Text Amendment To The City’s Dune Protection And Beach Access Plan / Amending "The Code Of The City Of Galveston 1982, As Amended” Chapter 29, “Planning - Beach Access Dune Protection And Beach Front Construction” In Order To Replace Maps in "Exhibit B: Dune Conservation Area and Enhance Construction Zone"; To Modify the Building Requirements Section Regarding Ground-Level Enclosures To Be Consistent With The Erosion Response Plan; To Increase The Beach User Fee Rates for Seawall Beach Urban Park; And To Authorize The City To Submit The Text Amendment To The Texas General Land Office For Its Consideration And Certification; Planning Case Number 19PA-004; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (D. Henry)
3.F.

Receive and discuss an update on the Lone Star Rally Contract (D. Smith - 15 minutes)

3.G.

Discussion of Hurricane Harvey CDBG-DR Grant Fund Projects (B. Cook - 20 minutes)

3.H.

Discussion of formalizing a process for Council workshop items prior to vote (Collins/Yarbrough - 15 minutes)

3.I.

Discussion of the costs for Public Information Requests (Cole/Yarbrough - 15 minutes)

3.J.

Discussion of a policy for sponsoring events/tables (Yarbrough - 30 minutes)

3.K.

Discussion of a Remembrance/Recognition Plan (Yarbrough - 30 minutes)

3.L.

Discussion of the Census 2020 Committee (Yarbrough - 15 minutes)

3.M.

Discussion of the Council's deadline to submit agenda items (Cole/Collins - 10 minutes)

4.

EXECUTIVE SESSION


4.A.

Pursuant to Texas Gov’t Code 551.071- Consultation with attorney, an executive session will be conducted to discuss and receive legal advice concerning pending litigation and/or a settlement offer, or on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter, related to the following:


4.A.1.

Comcast Franchise Fee Dispute

4.A.2.

No. D-1-GN-002497 Texas General Land Office V. CDM Smith And The City Of Galveston, In The 201st District Court Of Travis County Texas And No. 13-CV-0844; CDM Smith Inc. V. City Of Galveston, In The 56th Judicial District Court Of Galveston County Texas

5.

ADJOURNMENT

I certify that the above Notice of Meeting was posted in a place convenient to the public in compliance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code on January 17, 2019 at 3:15 P.M.
JW Signature02
Janelle Williams, City Secretary

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PERSONS IN NEED OF A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHALL, WITHIN THREE (3) DAYS PRIOR TO ANY PROCEEDING, CONTACT THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE, SUITE 201, 823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS 77550 (409-797-3510).