Controversial Bond to Buy Green Space Passes

(Courtesy Living Springs)

Courtesy Living Springs

May 1998

Austin voters approve 65-million dollars in bonds to acquire Water Quality Protection Lands, which protect the water quality of land outside of Austin's regulatory jurisdiction. Today these lands protect more than 34,000 acres from development.  

The bond proposals passed because the council had a vision of the city, and its opponents did not. This was a victory of big minds over little minds.

— Political consultant Dean Rindy, 1998

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