NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - JUNE 25, 2020 - 9:00 A.M.
823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS
TELEPHONE: (409) 797-3510

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Order of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, the City Council of the City of Galveston will conduct its Special Meeting by telephone/video conference in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called "social distancing") to slow the spread of the Corona Virus/COVID-19.  There will be no public access to the location described above.

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. (30 minutes)

3.B.

Report Of Chief Hale Related To His Efforts To Build Social Equity Between The Community And GPD (Brown/Cole - 30 minutes)

3.C.

Discussion of Beach and Seawall Crowds (Hardcastle/Yarbrough - 20 minutes)

3.D.

Discussion of Chapter 19 “Licenses, Permits, And Business Regulations”, Article III “Peddlers And Temporary Concessions” Of “The Code Of The City Of Galveston 1982, As Amended” (Hardcastle/Yarbrough - 30 minutes)

3.E.

Discussion of An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending Chapter 33, "Taxation" Of "The Code Of The City Of Galveston 1982, As Amended" By Amending The Procedures For Allocating Net Disbursible Funds To Eligible Groups By Allowing For Re-Allocation In The Event Of Significant Reductions To Hotel Occpancy Tax; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject And Providing For An Effective Date (Collins/Yarbrough - 20 minutes)

3.F.

Discussion of An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The Code Of The City Of Galveston, As Amended, Chapter 37, “Wreckers, Tow And Storage Facility”, By Amending Chapter 37 To Amend Regulations, Standards, And Definitions; And To Make Clarifications; And Rename, Renumber And Rearrange The Chapter As Applicable; Providing For Penalties And Fees As Applicable; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date (B. Stroud/D. Fairweather - 20 minutes)

3.G.

Discussion of the City’s Legislative Agenda for the 87th Legislative Session (D. Glywasky - 20 minutes)

3.H.

Report of City Council's Park Board Representative (Collins/Yarbrough - 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.

Report on litigation seeking injunctive relief related to the unpermitted conduct of an unpermitted mass gathering on the Galveston Seawall known as slab beach party

4.A.2.

Report on Case No. 20-0134 In Re City of Galveston before the Texas Supreme Court

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 June 19, 2020 at 12:00 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).