April 7, 1979

    4 measures, placed by council, including one to double down on the South Texas Nuclear Project with another $215 million in bonds; passed 53-47. Another measure to get out of the project was defeated 51-49 percent. And a third to use any money from the sale toward the financing of coal fired plants was defeated 77-23. The turnout was 34 percent. Notable that this vote place barely a week after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in Pennsylvania that was ultimately to dramatically change public views on nuclear power.