City of Garland - City Council


Saturday, August 14, 2021
8:30 a.m.

NOTICE: Due to a recent COVID-19 exposure of several senior management team members, the posted meeting has been moved to a Zoom format.  

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, and pursuant to Section 551.125 of the Texas Government Code and the executive orders of Governor Greg Abbott suspending provisions of the Texas Government Code and other applicable laws of the State regarding normal open meetings, the City Council will hold this meeting by internet/telephonic remote means.

The meeting will be broadcast by webinar or telephone at the following URL:

Registration for the online meeting is required.  The meeting will be recorded and will be available for viewing the next day at

For those without internet access to the meeting, a dial-in option is available.  The numbers are:


The Meeting ID is: 861 3370 3732


For participants (online and by phone) who wish to speak, a public comments period is provided as the first item on the agenda.  If you desire to address the City Council on a matter that is posted on this agenda, please be prepared to do so at the beginning of the meeting.  After the City Council has begun its discussion of the agenda, you will not be recognized to speak.  The public comments portion of the meeting is provided for citizen comments.  You are invited to offer a comment or make a statement on any item on the agenda.  However, please bear in mind that offering comments should not be done in the form of posing questions.  Generally, due to legal restrictions, the City Council is not able to answer questions during the public comments portion of the agenda.  Your comments must relate to an item on this agenda - non-germane comments are not in order.  

If an Executive Session is included as part of the agenda for this meeting, the Executive Session will be conducted by teleconference between and among the members of the City Council and relevant City staff.  Public access to that call is prohibited by State law.  



1. Decisions based on issues, goals and vision. 9. Follow goals, principles and action agenda.
2. Do not take things personal. 10. Decide, vote and move on. 
3. Project a positive attitude.  11. Avoid ambushes - Council or staff. 
4. Focus on issues, not on the person. 12. Talk to staff before meetings.
5. Be prepared to discuss issues.  13. Vote our convictions, but be willing to compromise "What is best for Garland."
6. Maintain decorum. 14. Follow Roberts Rules of Order consistently. 
7. Keep your sense of humor. 15. Agree to disagree.
8. Honor and respect each other; accept each other as individuals.  16. Be open and honest. 

(A) Department Presentations
(1) Overview of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget Document  
(2)  Police and Narcotic Seizure Bryan
(3) Employee Compensation and Benefits Smith
(4) Planning & Development Guerin
(5) Building Inspection  Olk
(6) Engineering Polocek
(7) Streets Oliver/Pickett
(8) Transportation Luedtke
(9) Information Technology Niekamp
(10) Emergency Management Gardner
(11) Marshal's Office Betz
(12) Fire Lee
(13) Health/Animal Services Chessher
(14) Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Hesser
(15) Landfill Hoofnagle
(16) Sanitation Villalpando
(17) Wastewater and Water  Kucera
(18) GP&L Janke/Cline
  (B) Council Discussion/Deliberation
  (C) Adjournment


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