Protestors demand a water quality ordinance that will not degrade Barton Creek
Alan Pogue, Photographer
The Cooke Council passes an interim water quality ordinance, rather than the 6-month development moratorium called for by the environmental community. The interim ordinance will remain in effect until the city can pass a non-degradation water quality ordinance.
The Interim Ordinance was stronger than previously drafted ordinances, put into place in an effort to prevent developers from filing for permits during this time in which a permanent stronger non-degradation ordinance would be drafted.
I want to see the votes for a moratorium. This council ought to have the guts to put it on the table. I want to see where everybody stands.
— Tim Jones, Earth First! Spokesperson