Election History


Date of Election: May 2, 1998
Type of Election: Bonds
City Population (at Time of the Election): 613,458
Number of Registered Voters: 499,696
Total Ballots Cast: 177,079
Percent of Registered Voters Who Voted: 35.00%


PROPOSITION 1 - Ordinance #980312-H
Yes % Yes No % No
25043 58.00% 17867 42.00%
AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO PROVIDE FOR THE PLANNING, ACQUISITION, ESTABLISHMENT, DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND FINANCING OF THE CONVENTION CENTER/WALLER CREEK PROJECT AND TO IMPOSE A HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX AT A MAXIMUM RATE OF TWO PERCENT (2%) FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE VENUE PROJECT.


PROPOSITION 2 - Ordinance #980312-H
Yes % Yes No % No
22964 53.00% 20164 47.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $65,000,000, UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE SUPPORTED BONDS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY'S WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEM, TO-WIT: ACQUISITION OF LAND INCLUDING FEE TITLE AND EASEMENTS IN THE BARTON SPRINGS CONTRIBUTING AND RECHARGE ZONE TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSERVATION AND MAINTAIN THE SAFETY AND QUALITY OF A PART OF THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY.


PROPOSITION 3 - Ordinance #980312-H
Yes % Yes No % No
26908 63.00% 15891 37.00%
THE ISSUANCE OF $10,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION AND UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE SUPPORTED CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND EXTENSIONS TO THE CITY'S DRAINAGE SYSTEM, TO-WIT: ACQUISITION OF LAND AND DESIGN OF DRAINAGE UTILITY PROJECTS TO PROVIDE EROSION, FLOOD, AND WATER QUALITY CONTROL IN THE WALNUT CREEK WATERSHED.


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