A Regular Meeting of the Houston City Council was held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday, September 6, 2000, with Mayor Lee P. Brown presiding and with Council Members Bruce Tatro, Carol M. Galloway, Mark Goldberg, Jew Don Boney, Jr., Rob Todd, Mark A. Ellis, Bert Keller, Gabriel Vasquez, John E. Castillo, Gordon Quan, Orlando Sanchez, Chris Bell and Carroll G. Robinson; Mr. Al Haines, Chief Administrative Officer, Mayor’s Office; Mr. Anthony Hall, City Attorney, Mr. Paul Bibler, Senior Counsel, City Attorney's Office, Mr. Richard Cantu, Director, Mayors Citizens Assistance Office, Ms. Debra Dillard, Mayors Citizens Assistance Office; Ms. Marty Stein, Agenda Director, Ms. Linda Layton, Agenda Office present. Council Member Annise D. Parker out of the city on city business.
At 9:17 a.m. Mayor Pro Tem Boney called to the order the meeting of the City Council and stated they would begin with a presentation by Council Member Keller to the U.S. 2000 Olympic Team. Mayor Brown, Council Members Todd, Ellis, Sanchez, Bell and Robinson absent. Mayor Pro Tem Boney presiding. Council Member Keller stated that he was very pleased and honored to have Mr. Eric Thomas present, that he was a Houstonian who had the third fastest time in the world in the 400 hurdles and placed second at the Olympic trials, and read a proclamation that stated that Lee P. Brown, Mayor of the City of Houston, proclaimed that Wednesday, September 6, 2000 as Eric Thomas Day in Houston, Texas. Mayor Brown, Council Members Todd, Ellis, Sanchez, Bell and Robinson absent. Mayor Pro Tem Boney presiding.