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Steve Adler Claps Back at Wonder Woman Hater
Austin mayor is your letter-writing superhero
DAILY Screens  June 1, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Steve Adler and Eminent Domain
Postmarks  November 19, 2014
"...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..."

Quote of the Week: Steve Adler
The mayor dishes on property taxes
News Column  August 3, 2017
"...– Mayor Steve Adler on the state’s recapture of local property taxes..."

Steve Adler’s Year in Review
A lot of little victories, if the mayor may say so himself
News Story  December 22, 2016, by Michael King
"...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..."

Playback: Mayor Steve Adler's Politics of Music Policy
Omnibus staff report is imperfect, but don't stop the momentum, says mayor
Music Column  July 7, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...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: 'New Way Forward'
News Story  May 29, 2014
"...Steve Adler: I love this city. I'm really excited about everything Austin is achieving, but I'm also real concerned..."

Quote of the Week: Steve Adler
News Column  June 15, 2017
"...– Austin Mayor Steve Adler warns against Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to add measures harming cities to the special session call..."

Martinez and Adler Trade Attacks
Mayoral run-off campaign quickly turns harsh
DAILY News  November 14, 2014, by Michael King
"...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.”..."

Leffingwell Endorses Adler
Mayor calls attorney the "most trustworthy” candidate
DAILY News  October 27, 2014, by Michael King
"...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.”..."

Adler Campaign Cries Foul
Labor-funded oppo calls hitting Austin voters
DAILY News  October 24, 2014, by Michael King
"...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.”..."

Adler Promises ‘New Way Forward’
Kicks off mayoral campaign at City Hall
DAILY News  May 5, 2014, by Michael King
"...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.”..."

Adler, Mayors to Meet With Sessions
Friday AG letter to “sanctuary cities” raises new alarm
DAILY News  April 24, 2017, by Michael King
"...Mayor Steve Adler announced today that he and other U.S. mayors will be meeting Tuesday in D.C..."

The Odds on Mayor Adler’s $720 Million Mobility Bond
Is the plan just daring enough to work?
News Story  October 27, 2016, by Michael King
"...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..."

It's Adler Over Martinez ... Big
Adler takes the prize, Martinez concedes early
News Story  December 18, 2014, by Michael King
"...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 Adler Addresses ICE Raids in Open Letter to Austin
Stresses Austin is "welcoming, inclusive community"
DAILY News  February 14, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...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..."

Mayor: Adler vs. Martinez
News Story  November 6, 2014, by Michael King
"...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..."

How Much Is 97%? AURA and Adler Exchange Notes on CodeNEXT.
Everybody's in transition zones over land use
News Story  March 23, 2017, by Michael King
"...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..."

Point Austin: Mayor Adler's Superhighway to the Mobility Bond
Speeding toward November
News Column  July 28, 2016, by Michael King
"...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..."

Adler, Council Members File Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against SB 4
Monday filing contests pending anti-immigration law
News Story  June 22, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...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..."

Adler, Eckhardt Warn Paxton on DACA
Abandoning deferred action would impact 234,000 Texans
DAILY News  August 14, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...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..."

Playback: The Mayor's Plan to Save Austin Music
Mayor Steve Adler addresses the elephant in the club, Susan Antone honored, and Henry Gonzalez goes to the head of the Austin poster artist altar
Music Column  March 3, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...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...."

News Roundup: Marriage (In)equality, Buehler, and the Mayor
Paxton vs. true love; Buehler civil suit dismissed; and more
DAILY News  February 23, 2015, by the News Staff
"...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...."

Playback: Sunday Morning Coming Down
Last Sunday marked the death of two Austin music connectors; plus, in regards to local public policy, Mayor Steve Adler calls
Music Column  May 25, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...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...."

Email From the Mayor
Adler solicits public support for expanding official staff
DAILY News  February 26, 2015, by Michael King
"...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...."

Mayor Appoints Council Committees
10-1 Council members begin to take their places
DAILY News  February 10, 2015, by Michael King
"...On Monday, Mayor Steve Adler announced his City Council committee appointments, which are subject to Council approval this Thursday (Feb. 12)..."

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: A Year Later
Twelve months after Mayor Steve Adler rolled out his plan to save live music and the arts, what's happened?
Arts Story  February 23, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...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..."

New Homestead Exemption Proposal
Mayor Adler and CM Casar suggest another version
DAILY News  June 3, 2015, by Michael King
"...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.”..."

Council: No Sanctuary for the Weary
Adler tries to wrap his head around Austin's sanctuary city status
News Story  April 27, 2017, by Michael King
"...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..."

Point Austin: Driving the “Austin Bargain”
Mayor Adler's dream of a compromise on housing supply
News Column  February 2, 2017, by Michael King
"...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..."

Public Notice: Ho, Ho, Ho ... ld on a Second
City Council still one meeting short of a "Happy New Year"
News Column  December 17, 2015, by Nick Barbaro
"...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..."

Public Notice: Stating the Obvious
Adler "Austin Bargain" missing some fine print
News Column  February 9, 2017, by Nick Barbaro
"...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..."

A Somewhat Welcoming City
Adler and Eckhardt show support for immigration reform
News Story  October 15, 2015, by Tony Cantú
"...On Monday, Oct. 12, Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt joined with members of Workers Defense Project to call on Gov..."

What Is a “Sanctionable City"?
Adler says Sessions and ICE backtrack on deportation sanctions
DAILY News  April 25, 2017, by Michael King
"...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...."

Green Thoughts in a Green Shade
Adler and Martinez debate enviro records and policies
DAILY News  December 5, 2014, by Michael King
"...The Austin EcoNetwork debate at Threadgill’s South showcasing the two mayoral candidates – Steve Adler and Mike Martinez – on environmental matters, featured no grand revelations, but distinctions in nuance and strategy...."

Austin: “Strong, Unique, and Special”
“State of the City” emphasizes change, permanence, independence
DAILY News  January 30, 2017, by Michael King
"...Saturday evening featured the third “State of the City” address by Mayor Steve Adler, and the predictably upbeat speech declared Austin “strong,” “weird,” and “creative.” The capacity crowd was friendly – but gave its biggest ovation not to the mayor, but to Sheriff Sally Hernandez...."

No Sanctuary
Adler, mayors, receive “no clarification” from Homeland Security
DAILY News  March 30, 2017, by Michael King
"...Mayor Steve Adler talked to reporters Thursday afternoon about his Wednesday meeting with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, but brought home precious little news to share..."

Playback – Omnibus: Destination Unknown
Vetting City Hall's recommendations to Mayor Adler's arts Omnibus and unveiling Sound on Sound Fest's Renaissance location and debut lineup
Music Column  June 30, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...In February, Mayor Steve Adler made the dire declaration...."

Public Notice: Mobility and Affordability
Mayor Adler chases transportation dollars
News Column  April 7, 2016, by Nick Barbaro
"...As Mayor Steve Adler noted recently, "No other city is better positioned than Austin to realize the potential of the Smart City Initiative. Moreover, no U.S..."

Who’s in the Pilot House?
Backlash against affordable housing deal spurs mayoral response
DAILY News  February 9, 2016, by Michael King
"...Mayor Steve Adler and his aides are doing damage control over the city’s Pilot Knob PUD deal, initially declared “a landmark affordable housing deal” by the mayor and District 2 Council Member Delia Garza. Adler is now responding to criticism of the deal with elaboration, while reiterating, “This is a valuable tool to create affordability.”..."

Curtain Up on Mayor’s Race
Centex Dem forum opens with ‘major’ candidates
DAILY News  June 22, 2014, by Michael King
"...In the first face-to-face meeting of the fledgling Austin mayoral race, the Central Texas Democratic Forum hosted candidates Steve Adler, Sheryl Cole, and Mike Martinez, Friday, June 20 at the Austin Bar Association. A lunch audience of about 100 people heard answers to questions running the gantlet of issues facing the city...."

While Austin Slept
City Council passes major bond package – & lots of other stuff
DAILY News  June 24, 2016, by Michael King
"...City Council adjourned just before 3am this morning, and an exhausted Mayor Steve Adler hosted a phone press conference today to provide a summary. The mayor had reason to celebrate: along with APD body cameras, TNC regs, and an expanded homestead exemption, his “Go Big!” mobility bond won initial approval...."

Put This in Your PUD and Smoke It!
While the mayor backs the Pilot Knob PUD, the rest of the dais express hesitation
News Story  February 11, 2016, by Michael King
"...11) on a relatively manageable 59-Item agenda, and (in theory) shortened a bit more by moving (or duplicating) Items 2 and 3 (re: transportation network companies, and the pending May citizens' initiative election to a special-called Friday afternoon meeting). (It will take at least until 1:30pm Friday to recover from Thursday.) In the meantime, Mayor Steve Adler has been frantically negotiating with Lyft attorney Michael Whellan (it's not clear if Uber is indirectly engaged) to come up with a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that might provide some ground under which Lyft (or other TNCs) might agree to an incentivized fingerprint program (the main, but not the only sticking point)...."

Public Notice: The New Industrial Revolution?
Is Mayor Adler our Teddy Roosevelt?
News Column  January 21, 2016, by Nick Barbaro
"...Mayor Steve Adler is pushing hard for his Thumbs-Up solution to the standoff with Uber and Lyft. And I must say, the most compelling part of his long and excellently argued press release on the matter is when he takes the broad view: "A hundred years ago, government responded to the Industrial Revolution by creating new kinds of regulations to protect people and the environment in ways that were not previously necessary..."

Mayor Presents Creative Stimulus Policy
Addressing music and arts survival in this “affordability crisis”
DAILY Music  February 26, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Mayor Steve Adler rolled out an array of resolutions this morning to stimulate Austin’s music economy and support the extant ecosystem in times when affordability is of increasing concern in creative sectors. It’s the most substantial music and arts related action Adler’s made since taking office over a year ago...."

Mayor Welcomes Refugees
Adler calls it a "moral imperative" to aid Syrians and others fleeing "horrific conditions"
News Story  November 25, 2015, by Michael King
"...Writing in the Texas Tribune Nov. 20 ("Syrian refugees are welcome in Austin," TribTalk), Mayor Steve Adler cited the Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty ("Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!") and said that he welcomes Syrian refugees to Austin "in a way that protects both our safety and values." Adler noted that state and local officials have no authority on refugees, but that Syrians are subjected to stringent security screening and that most of those few already admitted are women and children..."

NAACP Issues “Clarion Call” to City Government
Linder challenges city to “quit talking” about equity and “send money”
DAILY News  August 10, 2017, by Michael King
"...In a Thursday morning City Hall press conference, Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder excoriated Mayor Steve Adler and the City Council for not providing resources to carry out longtime quality of life initiatives to benefit minority residents. “We’ve had plenty of coffee and donuts,” said Linder..."

Mayor Not Losing Sleep Over a Few Nazis
Adler rains on Daily Stormer's anti-Trans parade
News Story  August 3, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Mayor Steve Adler has drawn the ire of a popular white supremacist website after he invited transgender military members to join the Austin Police Department in the wake of President Trump's currently toothless ban on their service. "Austin's Jew Mayor Demands Tranny Police Force," wrote author Goy Orbison (which we cannot imagine is his real name) in a crass, anti-Semitic July 31 post on the Daily Stormer..."

News Roundup: Exempted
Exemption fireworks, mayor goes eastward, and Austin for Hillary
DAILY News  July 5, 2016, by Michael King
"...In this week’s News Roundup: City Council splits on homestead exemption, but homeowners get another 2%; Adler uses the break to take a business trip to Asia; and early presidential polling numbers say Austin is delighted with the presumptive Democratic nominee...."

Down to the Last Pitch
Seven cities, seven mayors, $50 million
DAILY News  June 9, 2016, by Michael King
"...Thursday afternoon, Austin Mayor Steve Adler joined six mayors from around the country delivering the final “pitch” in the competition for the Smart City Challenge grant – $40 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation, $10 million from Vulcan Technologies – to enable technological innovation in local transportation programs...."

Council Recap: Water and Housing
Council takes on excessive water bills, "missing middle" in housing
DAILY News  April 8, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...With Mayor Steve Adler back on the dais, City Council passed measures during its April 7 meeting related to affordable housing, ground transportation chauffeurs, excessive water bills, and zoning to allow for a Boys and Girls Club facility in District 1...."

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