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Will Wynn Still Jumping Off Shit
Mayor takes to the water Monday.
DAILY News  April 6, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...We know what you're thinking: There hasn't been a good Will Wynn photo-op in a minute. No revealing kimonos or zombie mayors – nothing..."

Will Wynn Works It Out
The mayor gets it limber for a new photo shoot
DAILY News  February 6, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...No doubt you've seen those eyes – always those eyes – peering out at you everywhere you go, working over your every crevice, winding their way into your very soul. Setting your entire being ablaze, they scream, “Hi, I'm Austin Mayor Will Wynn.” If your palms are dry and you legs haven't quivered into pillars of jelly, then chances are you haven't copped the February issue of Austin Fit Magazine..."

Will Will Wynn Win?
A rundown on Wynn's opponents -- so far -- in the 2003 mayor's race.
News Story  February 14, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...As of press time, Wynn is facing six announced opponents in the 2003 mayoral election:..."

The 'Will Wynn Park?'
Postmarks  January 1, 2007
"...People congregate to exchange drugs and solicit sex. I propose to name this park "Will Wynn Park," after our current Mayor..."

Will Wynn is My Wingman
Love is in the air … (Nullus)
DAILY News  December 4, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...My RSS feeds just ain't what they used to be. It was just brought to my attention this was posted to Austin Craigslist's 'Missed Connections' on Sunday:Will Wynn, an 18-wheeler doesn't really match my dress..."

Will Wynn: Call the Waaahmbulence
Breaking news: Mayor discovers traffic Downtown
DAILY News  November 27, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...As long as it doesn't block any traffic! Heaven forfend! Will Wynn's office sent out a rather WATB-esque (that's for you, proofers) press release speaking to his assholishness involving a traffic delay Downtown, which came to light in today's Statesman. (They've been on quite a tear over there lately!) Traffic! Downtown! Who would've thought! It's almost as ludicrous as his hang-wringing over the sound ordinance expansion – never mind that if he crams his 10,000 additional Austinites down there, it might get a little crazy and congested..."

Will Wynn: Downtown's Fabulous
Fabulous, we tell you!
DAILY News  October 25, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...As you may have heard, the centerpiece of Mayor Will Wynn's speech to his supporters at the Downtown Austin Alliance today was a call for a November 2008 rail referendum – specifically, a "linear circulator alignment" to run from Downtown, the Capitol, UT, Mueller, and the Triangle. But what did he say that we can make fun of? Well, how about this: The "fabulous" descriptor was trotted out at least a dozen times, with "dazzling" closing in towards the end..."

Will Wynn: In the (PR) Ghetto
Hound dog, indeed.
DAILY News  August 16, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...Elvis has left the building – along with whatever's left of the mayor's dignity. Fresh off Will Wynn's Esquire write-up, the people at Forklift Danceworks inform us the mayor done channeled E for an Elvis-impersonation performance..."

Random Will Wynn Quotes:
DAILY News  November 7, 2006, by Wells Dunbar
"......on a cell phone, frantically asking, "Where should I go right now?" "This feels so good." "It was fun to do." "It was so balanced, and I think that really resonated with the voters!" To anyone who will look, Wynn shows his copy of the new National Geographic Traveler, naming Austin "the best little city in America." "It's a play on Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," he excitedly explains, "but we're the only city in America that made the list," he gushes. Best to keep your cool, Mayor, as not to frighten off the alluring constituent by his side....."

Will Wynn on Wal-Mart
DAILY News  December 6, 2006, by Katherine Gregor

Wynn on Wind
Austin mayor to talk energy reform to presidential campaigns next week.
DAILY News  August 13, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...Don't bother calling Mayor Will Wynn next Wednesday, he'll be Big Apple bound. In his role as chair of the Energy Committee for the U.S..."

Wynn Weighs In
Mayor talks about Green Home Tax (and how there's no such thing)
DAILY News  June 11, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...In a lose-lose situation, Mayor Will Wynn has been dragged into the Place Four council race mud-slinging about the mythical Green Home Tax...."

Developing Stories: Wynn Calls for 2008 Rail Vote
Will Austin get a streetcar at last?
News Column  October 26, 2007, by Katherine Gregor
"...On Monday, Mayor Will Wynn shared with the Chronicle his plans to call for a major November 2008 voter referendum for a new local rail transit system – a call-to-action to be issued Thursday at his keynote State of Downtown Address at the Downtown Austin Alliance annual luncheon. As Wynn and fellow proponent Brewster McCracken envision the modern ultra-light-rail streetcar system, its route would take riders Downtown, to multiple Central Austin locations (such as Mueller and Zilker Park), serve the UT and state office buildings, and connect major work-live-play nodes..."

Wynn, Leffingwell Moved to Undiscosed Location
Mayor, council member meet with Bush, Cheney. The horror, the horror …
DAILY News  September 18, 2008, by Wells Dunbar
"...The local boys are up there to receive accolades for their supportive treatment of employees returning from serving in Iraq (the darker side of which, coincidentally, you can read about in today's Chronicle). While in D.C., "Mayor Wynn will also hold separate meetings with President Bush, Vice President Cheney and members of the Austin Congressional delegation to discuss disaster planning and response in the ongoing wake of Hurricane Ike," according to a press release..."

City Hall Hustle: Will the Shill
The ex-mayor says this may be your last chance to snap up a condo
News Column  November 6, 2009, by Wells Dunbar
"...Will Wynn's absence from public life has proven short-lived...."

Everybody Loves a Wynn-er
Will Wynn is his own flavor of ice cream -- pure vanilla, but mixed with nuts
News Story  February 14, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...On the one hand: Will Wynn is the pro-business, tight-fisted, basic-services-hawking anchor of the right flank of the Austin City Council, and the favorite council member of the Austin American-Statesman...."

How Can Wynn Lose?
The mayoral odds are with Wynn, but could a run-off be a race?
News Story  April 25, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Scenario 1: As is now typical in Austin, fewer than one in eight eligible citizens vote on May 3, and Will Wynn is elected Austin mayor with just over 50% of the total. Max Nofziger, Marc Katz, and Brad Meltzer each finish, in that order, with less than 15%; Leslie Cochran and Jennifer Gale between them pull about 3%; and unknowns Christopher Keating, Herman Luckett Jr., and (write-in) Joaquin "Jack" Fox total up to less than 2%...."

Austin @ Large: Music Minus Wynn
In front of screaming fans, the mayor smashes a guitar over his own head
News Column  March 5, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Well, isn't it wonderful that our city is in such good shape – prosperous and at peace, free of social inequity and ideological strife – that we can afford to spend our civic time fussing over the Austin Music Network? We should be proud. But wait, you say, there are more important issues facing the city? Lots of them, and grave ones, too? Then why has Mayor Will Wynn allowed himself to spend more than a week of valuable news-cycle time as the poster boy for this nonsense?..."

Wynn Again
Incumbent mayor retains his seat decisively
News Story  May 19, 2006, by Michael King
"...An impromptu receiving line formed early and long on Mother Egan's patio Saturday night, as dozens of well-wishers waited to shake the hand of the all-but-re-elected incumbent mayor, Will Wynn, as the early returns showed him cruising to an easy victory over challenger and Mayor Pro Tem Danny Thomas, and perennial candidate Jennifer Gale. The early voting showed Wynn at a more than comfortable 76%, and by the time the night was over it had risen to 78%, suggesting that whatever early protest vote there might have been had diminished to virtually zero..."

Who Will Survive?
Seven council members. One coveted position. And, in the end, only one survivor.
News Story  September 29, 2000, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...None of the current six is useless in the same sense. Alvarez and Danny Thomas bring their ethnic bases, Will Wynn can interface with the Chamber crowd, and even if Daryl Slusher has, once and for all, alienated his hard-core enviro consituency (but where are they going to go, anyway?), he still speaks Bubba better than anyone on the council..."

Point Austin: How Will We Manage?
Council looks for a new manager, and new kind
News Column  October 5, 2007, by Michael King
"..."We'll need to find an extraordinary, extraordinary administrator, a really terrific manager." That was Mayor Will Wynn on the recruitment of a new city manager, which began in earnest last week when the City Council went public with its hiring of the personnel firm Arcus Public to deliver a group of local and national candidates to the council for a decision in the next couple of months. Although the transition began bumpily – when incumbent Toby Futrell first announced her pending retirement and then declined to name a date – it now looks likely that we'll have a brace of candidates sometime in November and a decision before the end of the year..."

Knee, Wynn, Futrell Austin's 'A' Team
News Story  February 6, 2004, by Jordan Smith
"...In their two-page report, the grand jurors expressed concern over a "different brand of law enforcement" in Austin's minority neighborhoods and called on city and county leaders to open a public discussion about "race and the distrust that runs in our community." Knee said that it was a mere "coincidence" that the event took place on the last day of the Statesman's four-part series on police use of force, in which the daily concluded that APD officers use force against blacks and Hispanics at substantially higher rates than against whites. But other city officials – including City Manager Toby Futrell and Mayor Will Wynn – seemed to direct their comments squarely as a response to the daily's statistically questionable exposé...."

Wynn Speaks on Gale Death
Encourages donations to House the Homeless' thermal drive
DAILY News  December 18, 2008, by Wells Dunbar
"...Mayor Will Wynn began today's City Council meeting remarking on the untimely death yesterday of Austin political fixture Jennifer Gale...."

Honor the Right Anne Wynn(e)
Postmarks  March 28, 2006
"...MacMillan Moser simply looked in the Human Rights Campaign Austin 2006 Gala materials at his table, he would have known that among the honored was Anne S. Wynne, not Anne Elizabeth Wynn [“After a Fashion,” Arts, March 24]..."

Will The Smoke Clear Before Garcia Leaves Office?
The smoking ban gets preliminary approval but its future remains uncertain.
News Story  May 16, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...But even as he did so -- passing the gavel to Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman so he could make the formal motion -- Garcia knew that the momentum stoked by the Tobacco-Free Coalition of Austin's aggressive campaign had already begun to dissipate. Garcia's successor-to-be, Council Member Will Wynn, announced a week before winning the May 3 mayor's race that he, like all of his challengers except Jennifer Gale, opposed a smoking ban..."

Wynn Keeps Plugging Away
Will Wynn & George Bush, both pushing for plug-in hybrids?
DAILY News  January 25, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...(How refreshing!) Instead, the EO instructs federal agencies operating 20 or more vehicles to use "plug-in hybrid (PIH) vehicles when PIH vehicles are commercially available at a cost reasonably comparable, on the basis of life-cycle cost, to non-PIH vehicles." While the order, like the rest of his energy proposals, is a little wishy-washy, it's a start. Will Wynn is a little more excited, saying "I'm delighted by the President's Executive Order today..."

Will Council Take a Stand on PATRIOT Act?
Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman's pro-civil-liberties resolution stalls on the dais
News Story  August 15, 2003, by Lauri Apple
"...But Mayor Will Wynn and others are lukewarm. Though supportive of the resolution's philosophical underpinnings, Wynn has requested evidence that the PATRIOT Act has directly affected the way city departments run -- particularly the Austin Police Dept..."

Welcome to Will's World
So many items, so little time
News Story  July 25, 2003
"...Mayor Will Wynn attracted some heat from pro-democracy forces concerned that his item regarding changes to the council's meeting rules had been listed on the consent agenda, reserved for important and "emergency" business. After Council Member Daryl Slusher pulled the item for discussion, the council unanimously approved the new rules on first reading but also accepted public input..."

Austin Film Community Appreciates Wynn's Vision and Leadership
Postmarks  June 9, 2004
"...Dear Editor, Following up on Mike Clark-Madison's performance review of Mayor Wynn for year one ("Where's the Mayor?" News, June 4), I'd like to point out the mayor's strong record when it comes to the film industry. Both as a council member and as mayor, Will Wynn has set the tone for Austin's impressive courtship of the film industry..."

Will Austin's Silicon Hills Supply Plug-In Hybrids' Techno Entrails?
How Austin's inherent intellectual, industrial, and human resources can take charge in supplying technological guts for plug-in-hybrid electric vehicles
News Story  September 28, 2007, by Daniel Mottola
"...Austin may have the guts to lead the plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle revolution in more ways than one. For more than three years now, Mayor Will Wynn, Austin Energy's Roger Duncan, and the city-run Plug-In Partners national campaign have been crisscrossing the nation, preaching the potential energy security and environmental benefits of electrifying the transportation grid by building PHEVs and how PHEVs' energy-storage capabilities would do wonders for the electric grid itself..."

Mayor Wynn Responds on SOS
Postmarks  January 21, 2004

Wynn's World: The Picks and Pans
Grading city government under the Will Wynn administration
News Story  July 9, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Smoking ordinance: We now have a silly, unworkable law that nobody supports – not even a majority of the Wynn council, which should have simply repealed the new ordinance. Commission a study of the pros and cons of a smoking ban in Austin (not in L.A., Dallas, or Round Rock), and tell ban backers to start gathering signatures for a ballot initiative...."

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The mayor-elect faces opportunities and awkward options
News Column  May 23, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Last week, a local club bill -- according to the information sent to the Chronicle -- featured three bands with videos "banned from the Austin Music Network by Mayor-elect Will Wynn." This was news to me. It was also news to Will Wynn, who (like me) had not realized he had such weighty powers..."

Austin @ Large: Jackie Opts Out
Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman declines to run for the job itself.
News Column  January 17, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"..."Practically speaking, the question is whether I can raise enough money," she says. Her colleague and prospective opponent Will Wynn has been fundraising for months, in preparation for a re-election run for his Place 5 seat and then, upon Mayor Gus Garcia's decision not to seek another term, for the top slot..."

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Too Many Cooks?
Restaurateurs Marc Katz and Brad Meltzer may spoil Will Wynn's (and Max Nofziger's) smooth mayoral campaigns.
News Column  January 31, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...(Garcia got just shy of 60%; Eric Mitchell, the No. 2 finisher, got 16.6%.) Right now, conventional wisdom holds that Will Wynn may repeat Garcia's performance..."

Austin @ Large: Recall of the Mild
Want to dump Will Wynn? Be careful what you wish for.
News Column  August 20, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...In his regular Monday "Getting There" column last week, Statesman trans-porter Ben Wear raised what seemed to him, and to many, an obvious question. Why were angry Southwest suburbanites, inflamed by the prospect of having to pay for their own lifestyle choices, seeking to recall Mayor Will Wynn and Council Member Brewster McCracken, but not Council Member Danny Thomas, who likewise voted for the toll road plan as a member of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's board? (The fourth council member on CAMPO, Daryl Slusher, voted no.) Much speculation followed, mostly concerning Thomas' ethnicity and the apparent fallacy that he, but not his colleagues, represents a single-member district..."

More Austin Politicos Choose Sides on President
The mayor sides with Obama, three state reps choose Clinton
DAILY News  February 15, 2008, by Lee Nichols
"...This morning, our glorious leader, Mayor Will Wynn, came out for Sen. Barack Obama for president..."

The Local Politics of Climate Protection
Q&A with Will Wynn on his efforts to fight global warming
News Story  April 18, 2008, by Katherine Gregor
"...Mayor Will Wynn launched the Austin Climate Protection Plan. We visited with him recently about his experiences, satisfactions, and frustrations with the implementation of the plan to date and what he anticipates for year two..."

City Manager Finalists Named: All Outsiders (Updated)
Jelynne Burley, Marc Ott named
DAILY News  January 10, 2008, by Wells Dunbar
"...17), due to the necessity of contract negotiations. Still, Mayor Will Wynn (whose office has led the search) optimistically opined council will "go ahead and post for potential action for that week's City Council meeting." So, to repeat: Council picks two outside finalists, preps for meet-and-greet next week, wants to announce hire then too, but we'll see. UPDATE: Pasted after the jump is the city's press release on its selections..."

Who's Gonna Listen to All These Totally Awesome AusChron Newscasts?
Will Wynn's condo pitch, plus more
DAILY News  November 4, 2009, by Wells Dunbar
"...The Newscast mulls the breaking APD decision regarding officer Leonardo Quintana, who shot and killed Nathaniel Sanders. Plus, we rap about the pro-condo campaign undertaken by Will Wynn, and the new contract with the city’s fire department..."

Congress Avenue Bridge Named for Ann Richards
DAILY News  November 15, 2006, by Wells Dunbar
"... At approximately 11am Thursday, following adoption of the consent agenda (normally a rote matter), Council will take top the "Mayor's Balcony" outside for a press conference, with members of the Richards family in attendance. In a press release Mayor Will Wynn, Item 40's sponsor, had this to say: “Ann Richards was my friend, an adviser, and an inspiration ....."

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Will Wynn suggests some belt-tightening at Council, drawing the wrath of colleagues.
News Column  September 13, 2002, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Especially when the miscreant is Will Wynn, who is only a wee bit less earnest and self-conscious than his image would suggest. But Wynn has indeed been a bad, bad boy, earning a trip to the spanking tree last week when he rashly suggested that, since the council was cutting everyone else's budget, it should cut its own as well...."

Let the Battles Begin!
The new city budget promises less is less.
News Story  August 8, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"..."I heard the city manager hoping out loud," said Mayor Will Wynn at the onset of last week's budget presentation, "that four of us would go to a hotel in Round Rock and break a quorum." But even if City Hall worked that way (it doesn't), it would have been too late. The bad news about Austin's fiscal crisis was already out; City Manager Toby Futrell and her department heads had spent the morning (personally) laying people off..."

Naked City
Skatepark promised by city
News Story  July 29, 2005, by Wells Dunbar
"...When legions of preteens and young adults braved Saturday's sweltering summer temperatures to descend on the city's House Park facilities for its second annual skateboarding contest, they likely weren't expecting Mayor Will Wynn to add much heat to the situation. He did just that, however, by detailing plans for the city's first public skatepark, stating support for future facilities, and authorizing creation of a temporary skatepark on public land, of which skaters would be the ultimate stewards...."

The Downtown Dominoes
The headlines are about Block 21 and Seaholm, but the long-term questions are about what the city of Austin should be
News Story  April 9, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...That's why the two have become linked and why city leaders hope they'll drag the rest of the district with them. "A number of dominoes, public and private, are standing up next to each other," says Mayor Will Wynn..."

Austin @ Large: The Big Mac Attack
The landslide victory of Brewster McCracken may have significantly mixed messages.
News Column  June 13, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Though McCracken may have won on campaign strategy and tactics -- having a lot more money than Clarke didn't hurt, either -- the size of his triumph, which surprised even the candidate himself, poses an obvious question: Does this represent a mandate for the Wynn council? Certainly, the giddy crowd at Hill's (owned by rabid McCracken-backer and KVET radio host Bob Cole) comprised more than just his friends and relations; even though on most issues McCracken and Clarke were more alike than different, those backin' McCracken saw his victory (and Wynn's before it) as a validation for their vision of Austin's future and a defeat for the more threatening vision symbolized, if not articulated, by Margot Clarke. The task for McCracken -- and Wynn -- is to now figure out what that vision is.Why Brewster Did Better McCracken himself notes that "after May 3, we thought the election was a total tossup..."

Austin @ Large: Max on a Mission
Will Austin's turbulent climate produce a perfect storm for Max Nofziger's mayoral campaign?
News Column  March 7, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Among the ironies of the season: Max Nofziger, the Voice of South Austin, has his mayoral campaign headquarters downtown, while Will Wynn, the Man From Downtown, has his HQ in South Austin -- in the former Cinema West porno house, which Nofziger takes credit for getting shut down. That may say something about Wynn -- "a Dallas developer," as Nofziger dismisses him, would throw his hat into the ring from a different corner..."

Cap Metro Dodges Strike
Union, management credit Mayor Wynn with success
News Story  February 3, 2006, by Wells Dunbar
"...A breakdown in negotiations Sunday evening made a strike by some 700 operators, mechanics, and other employees appear inevitable, but following a personal intervention by Mayor Will Wynn, Cap Metro contractor StarTran and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091 reached an agreement in Monday's early morning hours. The contract, which heads to a union membership ratification vote tomorrow (Friday), ends nine months of heated disputes between the union, StarTran – Cap Metro's largest contractor – and the transit authority itself – for at least a year...."

Naked City
Wynn announces the formation of Mayors for Public Broadcasting, a nationwide coalition organized to defend public broadcasting from proposed Congressional funding cutbacks
News Story  July 15, 2005, by Michael King
"...It was photo-op time Monday morning at City Hall, as Mayor Will Wynn, joined by public broadcasting executives and Clifford the Big Red Dog, announced the formation of Mayors for Public Broadcasting, a nationwide coalition organized to defend public broadcasting from proposed Congressional funding cutbacks. Wynn's effort was joined by the mayors of Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, San Antonio, and El Paso, and they've created a Web site ( designed to recruit additional municipal officials to petition the Senate (where the cuts are now under consideration) to restore full funding to public broadcasting...."

Beside The Point
Solicitation Ordinance changes/expansions off the table, at least for now
News Column  December 14, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...With the rest of the dais likely longing to dodge this political land mine, McCracken's motion looked certain; with Mayor Will Wynn ready to move on, Mike Martinez countered, "If we're going to engage in a 90-day fact-finding mission, I think there are some folks here who might have a good bit of facts that we could use." One of those would be Richard Troxell, the pugnacious leader of advocacy organization House the Homeless. Flanked by several supporters, Troxell took the podium..."

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