"...Mayor Steve Adler is usually characterized by those that know him as painfully polite and patient. Fitting that description, he just delivered a most temperate and mellow slapdown to an angry letter writer, enraged that the Alamo Drafthouse will be running a couple of women-only screenings of Wonder Woman...."
"...On Sunday afternoon, Mayor Steve Adler formally initiated his 2018 re-election campaign before a packed house at Saengerrunde Hall. Introduced by supporters ranging from state Sen..."
"...Dear Editor, Eminent domain is Steve Adler's – the developers' dream candidate – specialty. Relatively isolated from the rest of the country until quite recently, Austin citizens may be unaware that, for decades, whole residential neighborhoods have disappeared due to eminent domain, and that most – whose residents had resisted for years – ended up losing their battle in the courts. Faced with the possibility of seeing Mr..."
"...– Austin Mayor Steve Adler, recalling a past episode of anti-Semitism targeting him, at a vigil Sunday to honor the victims of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh...."
"...– Mayor Steve Adler, in remarks just before Council voted to approve an agreement with Precourt Sports Ventures to bring a soccer stadium to McKalla Place..."
"...– Mayor Steve Adler opening City Council’s first discussion of CodeNEXT..."
"...– Mayor Steve Adler at his Jan. 14 campaign kickoff..."
"...– Mayor Steve Adler, as part of a call to action Wednesday for Austinites to help assemble 6,000 welcome kits for evacuees..."
"...– Mayor Steve Adler on the state’s recapture of local property taxes..."
"...Mayor Steve Adler isn't letting the year end without polishing his annual apples. In a press release Wednesday, he listed some 45 "accomplishments for 2016," under the five categories..."
"...The Omnibus Resolution, a campaign to craft policy that will sustain Austin musicians, artists, and creative venues, advanced last week with the release of a laundry list of prioritized recommendations from city staff. For the myriad ideas offered in the 68-page report, major questions remain – most importantly: What's next and when? Last Thursday, its sponsor Mayor Steve Adler sat down with "Playback" to discuss his reaction to the report and what it means going forward...."
"...Steve Adler: I love this city. I'm really excited about everything Austin is achieving, but I'm also real concerned..."
"...– Austin Mayor Steve Adler warns against Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to add measures harming cities to the special session call..."
"...At an early morning Wednesday Barton Springs press conference, mayoral candidate Mike Martinez accused opponent Steve Adler of hiding his law firm’s previous work for Koch Industries, and benefiting from polluting the Springs. In turn, Adler called Martinez’s charges “false, desperate, and disappointing.”..."
"...Monday afternoon in front of City Hall, Mayor Lee Leffingwell endorsed attorney Steve Adler to succeed him as mayor of Austin, saying Adler has spent 36 years “working to make Austin a better place.”..."
"...Over the last couple of days, local voters have been receiving calls originating from the “South Forward” IE PAC – a national labor political action committee devoted to “revitalizing and growing the Democratic South.” The phone message? “Don’t vote for Steve Adler.”..."
"...On Sunday afternoon, Mayor Steve Adler formally initiated his 2018 re-election campaign at Saengerrunde Hall. The next afternoon, Chronicle staff writer Michael King sat down with the mayor for a conversation about his perspective heading into the new year..."
"...Sunday afternoon, in front of several hundred supporters on the City Hall plaza, Steve Adler formally kicked off his campaign for mayor, asking Austinites to help him chart a “new way forward … that brings together all of Austin,” and focuses on “common goals, rather than on what divides us.”..."
"...On Sunday afternoon before a large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters at Saengerrunde Hall, Mayor Steve Adler formally initiated his 2018 re-election campaign, in a speech that recalled his “New Way Forward” of 2014 while asking Austinites to “keep doing the job we started.”..."
"...Mayor Steve Adler has withdrawn the nomination of Frank Rodriguez, a mayoral aide and one of Austin’s longest-serving Hispanic community advocates, from consideration to join the city’s new Charter Review Commission...."
"...Mayor Steve Adler announced today that he and other U.S. mayors will be meeting Tuesday in D.C..."
"...Mayor Steve Adler announced this week he will forgo tomorrow’s annual Veterans Day parade, and will instead spend Saturday working a volunteer shift at the Central Texas Food Bank. “I will not be marching in the Congress Avenue parade,” he said, “because that parade will include groups carrying the Confederate flag.”..."
"...A few weeks ago, Mayor Steve Adler delivered a brief pitch on the mobility bond ballot proposition to a Downtown Democratic group. It was a fairly rushed and truncated version of what has become a serial stump speech, and the mayor had time for only a couple of questions before rushing off to another event..."
"...As he did last year, Mayor Steve Adler recently issued his list of "accomplishments," running the gamut from "Defending Austin" (e.g., on matters of climate change and immigration) to "Reform & Progress" (ranging from under-the-wire appointment of a new city manager to "had a cameo in a rap video"). This year's list is released under much different circumstances, most notably the beginning of the mayor's campaign for re-election (formal announcement to come Jan..."
"...At a packed and very lively Midway Field House on East Riverside, mayor-elect Steve Adler celebrated with a few hundred of his friends. Amidst the celebrants, the music, and the myriad overhead TV screens – between snacks and speeches you could catch up on the Grizzlies vs..."
"...Mayor Steve Adler also intends to run, and unofficially initiated his campaign recently when Jim Wick, who managed Adler's 2014 campaign, left his position as mayoral aide to begin putting together a campaign. Wick confirms that the Adler team has already begun polling potential voters, and that he expects Adler to make an official announcement early in 2018..."
"...Greg Abbott’s rejection of Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s decision not to comply with ICE’s non-warranted detainer requests (and Abbott’s online pledge to “hammer Travis County”) indicates an attack on Austin’s values. A weekend of protests yielded public statements Monday from both Mayor Steve Adler and Interim Police Chief Brian Manley in support of Austin’s residents..."
"...The liveliest party of the evening – although that greatly depended on an itinerant reporter's timing – was at Steve Adler's campaign headquarters on Barton Springs Road, where the band played "La Bamba" while the only man present wearing a suit was besieged by well-wishers. ("I've got my jeans in the car," Adler complained, and blamed the formality on his staffers.) Adler and his campaign had plenty of reason to be happy, having led the night's calculus from the get-go and still doing so as the late news passed..."
"...As everybody in Austin waits for the other CodeNEXT shoe to fall – the citywide "mapping" of new zoning designations expected in mid-April – the land use policy wonks and activists at AURA say they're worried that the entire city land code rewrite is shaping up to be much ado about very little. They expressed that concern in a March 14 open letter to Mayor Steve Adler, responding to his assurances (quoted in the Statesman and elsewhere) that under the new code, 97% of the city's current neighborhoods would remain roughly the same..."
"...Skepticism aside for the moment, Mayor Steve Adler has run with the initial approval by his colleagues and begun flogging his mobility proposals – and he is definitely the driving force on this project – as though final approval is little more than a formality. A few days ago he posted an essay on Medium, "Fixing Traffic the Austin Way," promoting the "completely different" approach of this bond proposal..."
"...Via Twitter, Mayor Steve Adler has given shine to Elle G and SaulPaul’s “Mo’ Math Mo’ Money,” perhaps the finest governmentally boosted song ever written about the wonders of high school math...."
"...Mayor Steve Adler and City Council Members Greg Casar, Delia Garza, and Pio Renteria announced Monday that the city has filed a motion for preliminary injunction to halt anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4 from taking effect. The motion, filed in a San Antonio federal court, claims SB 4 violates the U.S..."
"...On Friday, Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt signed on to a letter addressed to Attorney General Ken Paxton urging the AG to back off his attack on recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children two years of protection from deportation and the ability to work and study. Texas, and nine other states, think the extremist and anti-immigrant President Donald Trump apparently isn’t tough enough when it comes to DACA, an Obama-era program started in 2012..."
"...That's one way to think about the upcoming mayoral campaign between incumbent Steve Adler and former Council Member Laura Morrison, as reflected in their own current thoughts about the race...."
"...Even with South by Southwest landing the biggest headliner ever on Wednesday – the Obamas – Austin music still has problems, and Steve Adler's here to help. The mayor appeared on the balcony of City Hall last Friday morning, trumpeting a resolution to stimulate local music industry growth, sustain concert venues, and keep Austin musicians from moving to Detroit – or wherever the next burgeoning artist colony is...."
"...In this week's News Roundup, A.G. Ken Paxton continues his fight against the wedded bliss of two Austin women; a judge throws out activist Antonio Buehler's civil suit against the city and APD; Mayor Steve Adler abandons his plan to privately fund some governmental functions; and more...."
"...Following my editorial last week, "Music Policy Draft Fails Venues," which lambasted a lazy proposal by city staff to let hotels off the hook in sound disputes between music venues and developments, while also calling for a largely punitive entertainment license that offered no incentives for clubs, "Playback" received a call from Mayor Steve Adler...."
"...In an unusual move, Mayor Steve Adler emailed an open letter Wednesday, asking supporters to contact City Council supporting “Item 40” – today's proposal to “add additional staffing and resources for the Mayor and Council offices.” The proposal had a rocky rollout – beginning as a bid for private funding – and may be a close question at Council today...."
"...Circuit of the Americas, which had been one of the largest financial backers of IndyAustin, has withdrawn “all financial support” from the political action committee after Pepe the Frog found his way into an IndyAustin video attacking Mayor Steve Adler over the effort to bring Major League Soccer to town...."
"...On Monday, Mayor Steve Adler announced his City Council committee appointments, which are subject to Council approval this Thursday (Feb. 12)..."
"...As Mayor Steve Adler took the podium on the Mayor's Balcony at City Hall in February 2016, the shining sun and blue sky seemed to signal this was a new day. And so it was for the city's music and creative sectors..."
"...In a plan first posted Wednesday on the City Council’s message board, Mayor Steve Adler floated a revised version of the proposed 6% property tax homestead exemption – featuring a 5% exemption and a separate 1% equivalent (about $700,000) in funding to be dedicated “to programs that directly assist renters in our community.”..."
"...Before they ever get down to that, City Hall will be receiving the reverberations of Mayor Steve Adler's impromptu visit to D.C., where he joined a delegation of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, meeting Attorney General Jeff Sessions in another attempt to clarify the Trump administration's definition of "sanctuary cities." Last month, a similar meeting with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly resulted in photo ops and a bland Kelly reassurance that his agency is only interested in apprehending "dangerous criminals." ("No Sanctuary," March 30.) Then, last Friday (April 21), Sessions sent dunning letters to nine jurisdictions – Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York City, Cook County (Illinois), and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation – requesting proof that the relevant officials are sharing relevant information with immigration authorities..."
"...So it was a surprise when Mayor Steve Adler indicated during the Tuesday work session that he intends to blow up all the work that's been done so far, and bring a new proposal to Thursday's meeting, that no one will have seen until the day it's being voted on. But that's pretty much the way it goes recently: At key junctures, it's "process-be-damned, we're going to do it this way." It's kind of a "trust me" government, and so far, Your Honor, we pretty much do..."
"...Wednesday morning, I received a solicitation from those earnest progs at Credo (my mobile phone company), urging me to petition Mayor Steve Adler to "take a public stand against Donald Trump's xenophobic agenda, and do everything in [his] power to ... protect immigrants and refugees." The Credo folks are obviously petitioning a lot of mayors, and no doubt didn't attend Adler's State of the City speech last week, so they missed his full-throated support of Sheriff Sally Hernandez's policy of tempered cooperation with immigration authorities, and his impromptu welcoming of immigrants and refugees in the wake of the Trump regime's arbitrary ban against Muslims..."
"...In a guest editorial published in the Feb. 8 Austin American-Statesman ("Consensus on CodeNEXT Key to Managing Growth"), Mayor Steve Adler lays out his vision of a grand compromise regarding the ongoing rewrite of the Land Development Code..."
"...City Council Member Alison Alter and her family, members of Congregation Beth Israel, sat in the front row alongside her colleague Ann Kitchen. Mayor Steve Adler, who has worked extensively with the Anti-Defamation League, gave a stirring speech on confronting a new wave of anti-Semitism sweeping the country. [inset-1-right]..."
"...Mayor Steve Adler's complex strategy for a Downtown investment plan has plenty of tentative and moving parts, and a better working metaphor for the project – rather than a "Puzzle" – might be a "Rube Goldberg." But if he can manage to wrangle the various aspects through a skeptical City Council and a dubious public, the mayor argues that the financial returns will bolster city revenues while addressing a brace of intractable Downtown dilemmas that for years have foundered for lack of funding: persistent homelessness, precarious music clubs, unfulfilled heritage resources, limited walkable destinations...."
"...On Monday, Oct. 12, Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt joined with members of Workers Defense Project to call on Gov..."
"...In a phone conversation with the Chronicle from D.C., Mayor Steve Adler described mayors’ meetings with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and acting ICE Director Thomas Homan. Both say they’re after “serious criminals,” and that “detainer requests” are just that: requests...."