August 8, 1992

    24 measures, including two ordinances. The main one initiated by petition was the now-famous Barton Springs petition to impose a building moratorium atop the Edwards Aquifer in west Austin. It passed 64-36 with a 28 percent turnout. Defeated was an alternative proposal placed by the council with more modest protections for the springs. It was defeated 65-35 percent. Almost the same proportions in the inverse. The other measures were routine.