32 YEARS OF CITIZEN ACTION! AND NOW THIS . . .
Thirty-two years ago today, on June 7th, 1990, over 700 people packed City Hall to oppose the 5,000-acre Barton Creek PUD development. Mayor Lee Cooke heard everyone who wanted to speak. Speakers spoke all night long, and at 6:30 the next morning the Council voted 7-to-zero to deny project.
That all night “Barton Creek Uprising” triggered the Save Our Springs movement, which led to voter approval of the SOS ordinance two years later, on August 8th, 1992.
Watch highlights from the Barton Creek Uprising here. Sing a few rounds of Barton Springs Eternal with Bill Oliver and friends here. Beat the record heat with a swim in the Springs today!! The pool is open until 9:50 p.m. Celebrate 32 years of citizen action to Save Our Springs!!
Eternal Springs require eternal vigilance. We need a little vigilance today!!. This Thursday City Staff want the City Council to sneak through approval of an extension of SH 45 SW that would link South Mopac to Interstate 35. This road link is buried in the details of the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, Item 52 on the council agenda. If built, this SH 45 SW extension would instantly convert Mopac from a local commuter highway into an alternative to Interstate 35 interregional and interstate car and truck traffic.
Please take just 2 minutes to read our letter to City Council below and then email the Mayor and City Council (especially your own council member) and tell them to remove this roadway from the City transportation plan. This is a simple thing to do and should not be controversial. Here are the email addresses:
Thank you for taking action, once again, to keep Barton Springs clean and flowing!!