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Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/Photos courtesy PasadenaTV
Thursday, January 03, 2019

Pasadena City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve Mayor Jeff Wagner's nomination of Josh Bruegger as chief of police.

Bruegger has served in the Pasadena Police Department since 1998, and has served in the Detective Division and Internal Affairs Division.

The city council voted unanimously to approve progress payments on various contracts underway within the city, including:

  • $31,818 to GW Phillips Concrete Construction, Inc. for the Bearle Street Reconstruction Project
  • $309,905 to Mar-Con Services, LLC for the Pansy Street Improvements Project
  • $476,800 to SER Construction Partners, LLC for the Richey Road Reconstruction Project

The city council voted unanimously to approve miscellaneous claims and invoices. However, Council Member Cary Bass abstained on any items related to Bass & Meineke, and council member Don Harrison and Sammy Casados voted no on Invoice No. 9160, regarding Enterprise Rent-A-Car leases.

The city council voted 6-3, with Harrison, Casados, and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve, on final reading, an amendment to the FY2018 Budget.

Casados questioned some of the spending involved in the amendment, and he also questioned the use of fuel cards, which he said totaled more than $38,000.

“The budget, in my opinion, there's a lot of things being hid in there,” Casados said. Listen (15:45)

Wheeler made a motion to form an investigative body to investigate the expenditures.

The city council voted 4-5, with only Harrison, Casados, Wheeler, and Thomas Schoenbein voting in favor, to deny Wheeler's motion.

After the motions, Wagner discussed the expenditures as well as process regarding questions to department heads.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, a grant application and agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation in the amount of $42,000 to conduct a commercial motor vehicle traffic enforcement program.
The city council voted unanimously to assign an industrial water supply agreement from Nova Molecular Technologies, Inc. to Monument Chemical, LLC.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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