Whistleblower Uncovers Creek Violation

Environmental Attorney Joe Riddell (Austin American-Statesman, April 20, 1987)

Environmental Attorney Joe Riddell
Austin American-Statesman, April 20, 1987

June 1974

Attorney Joe Riddell discovers construction proceeding without a permit on Barton Creek in violation of Austin's recently passed Waterway Ordinance.  

It's an unconscionable mess-it is this very kind of cavalier puerility that will get more restrictions on the developers. If people would act like like adult, responsible people, the restrictions we already put on them wouldn't be necessary.

— Councilmember Lowell Lebermann, 1974


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A Chronology of Human Impacts on Barton Creek