City Council 1987--1996
I knew going in that it would be a long, exciting city council meeting. I had no idea it would go on all night.
Jim Bob lead off for the developers, talking about his ties to Austin, and his years playing football at UT. This brought groans, hoots, and hisses from the packed house of hippies and environmentalists, who were not impressed by former football players. This crowd was more interested in Freeport-McMoran's dismal record of pollution and mistreatment of the natives of Irian-Jaya, site of Freeport's huge goldmine.