Election History


Date of Election: August 8, 1992
Type of Election: Initiative,Bonds
City Population (at Time of the Election): 482,296
Number of Registered Voters: 265,903
Total Ballots Cast: 73,308
Percent of Registered Voters Who Voted: 27.57%


Ordinance No. 01 - Ordinance #920512-A
Yes % Yes No % No
46246 64.00% 26187 36.00%
AN ORDINANCE INITIATED BY PETITION BY THE CITIZENS OF AUSTIN TO PREVENT POLLUTION OF BARTON SPRINGS, BARTON CREEK, AND THE BARTON SPRINGS EDWARDS AQUIFER; RESTRICTING IMPERVIOUS COVER; LIMITING EXEMPTIONS, VARIANCES, ETC.; REDUCING RISKS OF ACCIDENTAL CONTAMINATION OF BARTON SPRINGS AND OTHER WATER BODIES; REQUIRING FAIR, CONSISTENT, AND COST EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF AUSTIN'S WATER QUALITY ORDINANCES; CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THESE SUBJECTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


Ordinance No. 02 - Ordinance #920512-A
Yes % Yes No % No
24140 35.00% 44556 65.00%
AN ALTERNATIVE ORDINANCE TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AND PREVENT WATER POLLUTION WITHIN THE BARTON SPRINGS ZONE AND ALL OTHER LAND AREAS CONTRIBUTING TO BARTON SPRINGS; TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A REGIONAL WATER QUALITY ACTION PLAN FOR THE BARTON SPRINGS ZONE AND ITS CONTRIBUTING AREA THAT INCLUDES: COORDINATION WITH TEXAS WATER COMMISSION (TWC), LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY (LCRA), AND OTHER AFFECTED GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES; EXAMINATION OF EXISTING WATER QUALITY CONDITIONS; RETROFITTING IN AREAS OF UNREGULATED DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR ACQUISITION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE LANDS; DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM; PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTAL CONTAMINATION; AND IMPLEMENTATION REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING FINANCING, TIME SCHEDULES, MONITORING AND PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES; LIMITING EXEMPTIONS, VARIANCES, ETC.; PROVIDING THAT UPON PASSAGE OF THE ORDINANCE INITIATED BY PETITION, ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE S.O.S. INITIATIVE PETITION, THIS ALTERNATIVE ORDINANCE TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY AND INDEFINITELY SUSPENDED WITHOUT IMPLEMENTATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


Proposition No. 01 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
53098 75.00% 17677 25.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $1,015,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR CONSTRUCTING, IMPROVING AND EQUIPPING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES AND ACQUIRING LAND AND INTERESTS IN LAND AND PROPERTY NECESSARY THEREFOR.


Proposition No. 02 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
51945 74.00% 18411 27.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $8,760,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR CONSTRUCTING, IMPROVING AND EQUIPPING FIRE STATIONS AND RELATED FACILITIES AND ACQUIRING LAND AND INTERESTS IN LAND AND PROPERTY NECESSARY THEREFOR.


Proposition No. 03 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
50928 73.00% 19187 27.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $5,580,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR CONSTRUCTING, IMPROVING AND EQUIPPING POLICE SUBSTATIONS AND RELATED FACILITIES AND ACQUIRING LAND AND INTERESTS IN LAND AND PROPERTY NECESSARY THEREFOR.


Proposition No. 04 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
39516 57.00% 30120 43.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $18,800,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR RENOVATING, IMPROVING AND EQUIPPING CITY BUILDINGS AND OTHER CITY PROPERTIES AND FACILITIES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE PURPOSES.


Proposition No. 05 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
48287 68.00% 22532 32.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $21,570,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR CONSTRUCTING, INSTALLING AND IMPROVING WORKS AND FACILITIES FOR EROSION CONTROL, FLOOD CONTROL AND STORM WATER DRAINAGE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SHOAL CREEK CHANNEL IMPROVEMENTS, LITTLE WALNUT CREEK EROSION AND FLOOD CONTROL, TANNEHILL BRANCH OF BOGGY CREEK EROSION AND FLOOD CONTROL, FORT BRANCH OF BOGGY CREEK EROSION AND FLOOD CONTROL, AND ACQUIRING LAND AND INTERESTS IN LAND AND PROPERTY NECESSARY THEREFOR.


Proposition No. 06 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
49825 72.00% 19799 28.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $27,500,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR CONSTRUCTING, RECONSTRUCTING AND IMPROVING STREETS IN SAID CITY AND DRAINAGE FACILITIES RELATED THERETO, AND ACQUIRING, IMPROVING AND INSTALLING TRAFFIC SIGNALS NECESSARY THEREFOR.


Proposition No. 07 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
40522 59.00% 28416 41.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $500,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR CONSTRUCTING, RECONSTRUCTING, AND IMPROVING SIDEWALKS IN SAID CITY AND ACQUIRING LAND AND INTERESTS IN LAND NECESSARY THEREFOR.


Proposition No. 08 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
48374 68.00% 22441 32.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $17,350,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR PURCHASING, IMPROVING, AND EQUIPPING LAND FOR PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES.


Proposition No. 09 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
49510 70.00% 21492 30.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $16,395,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR CONSTRUCTING, IMPROVING AND EQUIPPING CITY LIBRARY FACILITIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER, THE DOVE SPRINGS BRANCH LIBRARY, THE MILWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY, THE NORTH LOOP BRANCH LIBRARY, THE OAK HILL BRANCH LIBRARY, THE WINDSOR PARK BRANCH LIBRARY, AND THE ZARAGOZA BRANCH LIBRARY.


Proposition No. 10 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
45927 65.00% 25108 35.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $22,000,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR PAYING COSTS INCURRED AND TO BE INCURRED IN THE ACQUISITION AND IMPROVEMENT OF LAND TO PROTECT WATER QUALITY, CONSERVE ENDANGERED SPECIES, AND PROVIDING OPEN SPACE FOR PASSIVE PUBLIC USE AND OTHER COSTS OF IMPLEMENTING THE BALCONES CANYONLANDS CONSERVATION PLAN WHEN APPROVED BY THE PARTICIPATING GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES.


Proposition No. 11 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
42268 60.00% 28017 40.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $20,000,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR ACQUIRING AND IMPROVING LAND IDENTIFIED IN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE'S BARTON CREEK GREENWAY STUDY OF 1992 FOR PARK PURPOSES, INCLUDING LAND FOR PARKS AND GREENBELTS FOR WATER QUALITY PRESERVATION IN GREATER AUSTIN AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE LAND IN THE BARTON CREEK AND BARTON SPRINGS AREAS.


Proposition No. 12 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
31335 47.00% 35779 53.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $10,500,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR DESIGNING, CONSTRUCTING, IMPROVING, AND EQUIPPING CULTURAL ARTS FACILITIES, INCLUDING A MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER AND ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CARVER MUSEUM, AND ACQUIRING LAND AND INTERESTS IN LAND AND PROPERTY NECESSARY FOR SUCH PROJECTS.


Proposition No. 13 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
22512 35.00% 42696 65.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $650,000 TAX SUPPORTED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR REIMBURSING THE COSTS OF ACQUISITION OF LAND ACQUIRED FOR A MUNICIPAL BUILDING.


Proposition No. 14 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
30321 46.00% 35558 54.00%
AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURE FOR PURCHASING, CONSTRUCTING, IMPROVING, EQUIPPING AND RENOVATING FACILITIES FOR CULTURAL ARTS OR PERFORMING ARTS, OR BOTH, AND ACQUIRING LAND AND INTERESTS IN LAND AND PROPERTY NECESSARY THEREFOR, OF $1,968,132 UNEXPENDED PROCEEDS OF BONDS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED PURSUANT TO PROPOSITION NO. 2 APPROVED BY THE VOTERS ON JANUARY 19, 1985 (SUCH BONDS HAVING BEEN ORIGINALLY ISSUED FOR THE RENOVATION OF PERFORMING ARTS FACILITIES).


Proposition No. 15 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
39267 60.00% 25942 40.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $82,500,000 UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE SUPPORTED BONDS FOR MAKING IMPROVEMENTS AND EXTENSIONS TO THE CITY'S ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER SYSTEM.


Proposition No. 16 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
40865 6262.00% 24784 38.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $44,000,000 UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE SUPPORTED BONDS FOR MAKING IMPROVEMENTS AND EXTENSIONS TO THE CITY'S WATERWORKS AND WASTEWATER SYSTEM.


Proposition No. 17 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
47927 74.00% 16565 26.00%
THE REVOCATION OF $64,669,000 UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE SUPPORTED BONDS APPROVED AT AN ELECTION HELD SEPTEMBER 8, 1984 FOR ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS (REFUSE FUELED GENERATION PLANT).


Proposition No. 18 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
47098 74.00% 16960 26.00%
THE REVOCATION OF $65,727,200 UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE SUPPORTED BONDS APPROVED AT AN ELECTION HELD DECEMBER 14, 1985 FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION IMPROVEMENTS AND FACILITIES.


Proposition No. 19 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
48389 75.00% 15966 25.00%
THE REVOCATION OF $17,000,000 UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE SUPPORTED BONDS APPROVED AT AN ELECTION HELD SEPTEMBER 8, 1984 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF WATER LINES, A RESERVOIR AND A PUMP STATION TO IMPROVE AND EXPAND WATER SERVICE TO THE NORTH CENTRAL, NORTHEAST AND EAST SERVICE AREAS.


Proposition No. 20 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
47788 74.00% 16619 26.00%
THE REVOCATION OF $10,000,000 UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE SUPPORTED BONDS APPROVED AT AN ELECTION HELD DECEMBER 14, 1985 FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WATERWORKS SYSTEM IN THE NORTHEAST AREA OF THE CITY.


Proposition No. 21 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
47788 75.00% 16152 25.00%
THE REVOCATION OF $3,000,000 UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE SUPPORTED BONDS APPROVED AT AN ELECTION HELD DECEMBER 14, 1985 FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO WATERWORKS SYSTEM IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST AREAS OF THE CITY.


Proposition No. 22 - Ordinance #920610-A
Yes % Yes No % No
47881 75.00% 16148 25.00%
THE REVOCATION OF $14,000,000 UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE SUPPORTED BONDS APPROVED AT AN ELECTION HELD DECEMBER 14, 1985 FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY'S SEWER SYSTEM IN THE NORTHEAST AREA OF THE CITY.


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