After determining that a quorum is present, the City Council of the City of Denton, Texas will convene in a Special Called Work Session on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Work Session Room, 215 E. McKinney Street, Denton, Texas at which the following item will be considered:
NOTE: A Work Session is used to explore matters of interest to one or more City Council Members or the City Manager for the purpose of giving staff direction into whether or not such matters should be placed on a future regular or special meeting of the Council for citizen input, City Council deliberation and formal City action. At a Work Session, the City Council generally receives informal and preliminary reports and information from City staff, officials, members of City committees, and the individual or organization proposing council action, if invited by City Council or City Manager to participate in the session. Participation by individuals and members of organizations invited to speak ceases when the Mayor announces the session is being closed to public input. Although Work Sessions are public meetings, and citizens have a legal right to attend, they are not public hearings, so citizens are not allowed to participate in the session unless invited to do so by the Mayor. Any citizen may supply to the City Council, prior to the beginning of the session, a written report regarding the citizen's opinion on the matter being explored. Should the Council direct the matter be placed on a regular meeting agenda, the staff will generally prepare a final report defining the proposed action, which will be made available to all citizens prior to the regular meeting at which citizen input is sought. The purpose of this procedure is to allow citizens attending the regular meeting the opportunity to hear the views of their fellow citizens without having to attend two meetings.
1. Receive a report, hold a discussion, and give staff direction regarding alternatives for transportation and economic development opportunities, which are currently being discussed in the 81st Interim Legislature and by various regional and statewide transportation stakeholders.
2. Receive a report, hold a discussion and give staff direction regarding street maintenance issues.
Following the completion of the Work Session, the City Council will convene in a Closed Meeting to consider specific items when these items are listed below under the Closed Meeting section of this agenda. The City Council reserves the right to adjourn into a Closed Meeting on any item on its Open Meeting agenda consistent with Chapter 551 of the TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, as amended, as set forth below.
1. Closed Meeting:
A. Consultation with Attorney - Under Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
1. Receive a briefing from the City's attorneys regarding legal issues related to parking and speed matters on City streets running through or adjacent to the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. Discuss, deliberate and provide attorneys with direction. A public discussion of these matters would clearly conflict with the duty of the City's attorneys to the governmental body under Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas.
2. Consultation with the City's attorneys regarding legal issues associated with board and commission members and conflicts of interest and the release of confidential information where public discussion associated with these legal matters would clearly conflict with the duty of the City's attorneys to the City of Denton and the Denton City Council under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas.