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League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

League City City Council on Tuesday, following an executive session discussion, voted unanimously to appoint Assistant City Manager of Management Services Mike Loftin as acting city manager, following the resignation of Acting City Manager Rich Oller.

Loftin is a resident of League City, and has served on city staff since December 2009.  His first post with the city was as finance director.

 “League City’s staff is made up of a group of dedicated and professional employees who are striving to make League City a great place to live and work,” Loftin said. “It’s a privilege to work beside, and lead this group until a permanent city manager is named.” News Release

Oller announced his resignation on Monday.  The council had met in executive session on an item originally aimed at formalizing a one-week suspension of Oller regarding his apparent use of a racial slur.

The city council also directed the city attorney to proceed as instructed during the closed session concerning the matter.

The city council voted unanimously to direct the city secretary to place a proposition on the November Special Election ballot regarding the city’s red light camera system.  The ballot proposition will allow voters to decide on an amendment to the charter to preclude further deployment of the red light camera system beginning in 2015, which is after the current contract for the city’s system expires.

The city council voted unanimously to prepare ballot language for the item.

The city council voted 4-3, with Dan Becker, Dennis OKeeffe and Andy Mann opposed, and Mayor Tim Paulissen casting the tie-breaking vote, to adopt a resolution encouraging Galveston County to apply for 2008 Supplemental Disaster Funds through the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program for a senior multi-family project.

Funds for the project were originally requested by the South East Texas Housing Finance Corporation.   The proposed project would be located along Enterprise Avenue in League City.

The city council took no action regarding an amendment to the city’s Code of Ordinances in order to incorporate a new drought contingency plan.  The item was pulled from the agenda.

The city council took no action regarding pending litigation in the matter of Michael Shane Brinegar vs. City of League City, et al in the 405th Judicial Court.  The item was discussed during the city council’s closed session.

The city council tabled action regarding the donation of property.  Discussion of the item was also held in closed session.

The city council voted unanimously to instruct staff to begin eminent domain proceedings regarding a piece of property discussed during the executive session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  Council Member Mike Lee was absent.  Agenda  Addendum

The city council will hold a special meeting on Thursday to consider semi-finalist candidates for the position of city manager. 

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