"...– Pio Renteria at last week's City Council meeting, addressing anti-CodeNEXT group Community Not Commodity..."
"..."We are really happy that the community voted to elect the candidate that vowed to bring everyone in the district together," wrote Springdale Farm's Paula Foore in an email to the Chronicle late Tuesday night. Springdale Farm is celebrating the victory of District 3's Sabino "Pio" Renteria after a series of contentious run-ins with his opponent (and sister) Susana Almanza..."
"...On Thursday, in a rare rejection of a colleague’s nominee for an appointed commission seat, City Council nixed District 1 Council Member Ora Houston’s nomination of Michael Cargill to the Bond Election Advisory Task Force. D3 CM Pio Renteria spoke against the nomination: “I believe his appointment would be an obstruction to the work …”..."
"...It's very early, but a couple of hats have been thrown into the ring for next fall's municipal election. Sabino "Pio" Renteria – City Council District 3 incumbent – recently took his first step toward re-election, filing a campaign treasurer appointment (John Hernandez) with the city clerk..."
"...It's already a good night for Natasha Harper-Madison and Sabino "Pio" Renteria, as the Austin City Council District 1 and 3 contests looked pretty well settled as soon as early-vote results were released at 7pm. In District 8, Paige Ellis isn't quite out of the woods, but still has a substantial lead...."
"...In a morning press conference outside Blazier Elementary School, four City Council Members – Delia Garza, Pio Renteria, Greg Casar, and Jimmy Flannigan – declared their unhappiness with the current CodeNEXT process, and called for the next draft to fully address citywide inequality, affordability, gentrification, and displacement...."
"...With all votes counted, newcomers Natasha Harper-Madison and Paige Ellis and incumbent Sabino "Pio" Renteria have triumphed in the last remaining Austin City Council races, while Arati Singh and Stephanie Gharakhanian will be joining the Austin ISD and Austin Community College boards of trustees...."
"...CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 Susana Almanza..............1,722 / 40.24% Sabino “Pio” Renteria...2,557 / 59.76%..."
"...Chanting "Pio, Pio!" the lively crowd of supporters at Pio Renteria's run-off election night party on Haskell Street ushered the winner to a podium, where he joined his wife Lori and campaign staff to make a victory speech. The contentious race that initially saw a dozen candidates, and produced a sibling rivalry run-off showdown between brother and sister, ended on a note of humility and gratitude..."
"...D3's Pio Renteria says he attracted supporters by running a "grassroots" campaign; no "glossy" mailers; using less than $5K #ACvotes— Mary Tuma (@TumaTime) November 5, 2014..."
"...In a 10-1 Council, some voters will prefer a candidate with a track record of working to improve the lives of those specifically within the district, and others will side with a candidate whose experience extends beyond the district, and into the fabric of the city and regions beyond. We could not fully agree here on what would be best for the voters in this district. District 3: Sabino "Pio" Renteria..."
"...• Chanting “Pio, Pio!” the lively crowd of supporters at Pio Renteria’s election night party on Haskell Street ushered the District 3 winner up to a podium, where he joined his wife Lori and campaign staff to make a victory speech. Surpassing his opponent – and sister – by 20% of the vote, Renteria said the victory is proof that you can run a modest grassroots campaign and still come out on top..."
"...Susana Almanza vs. Pio Renteria..."
"...Locally, a lot has held: Steve Adler will be mayor again, and Kathie Tovo likely his pro tem. There'll be three City Council run-offs: It's looking like Natasha Harper-Madison and Mariana Salazar in District 1 (with Vincent Harding on the wing), Pio Renteria and Susana Almanza in District 3, and Paige Ellis and Frank Ward or Bobby Levinski in District 8..."
"...With all votes counted, newcomers Natasha Harper-Madison and Paige Ellis and incumbent Sabino "Pio" Renteria won the last remaining Austin City Council races, while Arati Singh and Stephanie Gharakhanian will be joining the Austin ISD and Austin Community College boards of trustees, respectively...."
"...A Sign of Support: District 3 run-off candidate Pio Renteria has won over former D3 opponent and paramedic Mario Cantu (10% of the district vote), who spent last week putting up large signs for the Renteria campaign.... Pay Up PODER? In a heated exchange over the Austin Neighborhood Council (ANC) listserv, Renteria supporters Delwin Goss and Stefan Wray charged Almanza's PODER with failing to pay property taxes on a previously owned property on East Cesar Chavez Street..."
"...But the immediate issue in District 2 right now is representation, thereby providing the area with a steady voice on the dais. Garza is the candidate best suited for that task. District 3: Sabino "Pio" Renteria..."
"...This would be the third reading of the hotly debated project, and the primary issues remained how much height to allow on the westernmost tract (neighboring I-35) and how much affordable housing could be worked into the agreement. District 3 Council Member Pio Renteria had brokered a proposal with the Capital Metro board (the transit agency owns the land) that would add affordable units into the surrounding neighborhood should the additional height be allowed (125 feet, eight stories instead of four on the commercial tower), with funding contributions from the city, Cap Metro, and developer Endeavor Real Estate Group...."
"...Members of the newly formed Cactus Rose Community Association met with Council Member Pio Renteria last week to ask him to postpone Council's decision. "My commitment is to delay the rezoning of the property," Renteria said..."
"...They'll hold another if Pio Renteria wins his D3 run-off against his sister Susana Almanza – a likely outcome, considering that Renteria won the first Battle of the Bloodlines (a 20-point run-off victory in 2014) and that Almanza only took home 21% of Tuesday's vote despite being ideologically disparate from every other candidate in this race...."