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Point Austin: Raising the Bar
AMD opens its Lantana campus, and the questions continue
"...of what can be efficiently done. City Council Member Mike Martinez commented, "They have set the bar pretty high..."

June 20, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Beside the Point
Exciting things to see and do at this week's council meeting
"...CreateAustin cultural master plan last meeting, City Council Member Mike Martinez floated the creation of a city Department of..."

June 13, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Another Futrell protégé leaves City Hall
"...and reassignments among top city leadership (follow closely): ACM Mike McDon­ald has been detailed to oversee police contract negotiations,..."

May 9, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
With shrinking sales tax receipts, so much for shopping ourselves outta recession
"...leaving local social service agencies in need of funding, Mike Martinez called for "more transparency" and a more rigorous..."

May 2, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Futrell's City Hall reign comes to a quiet end, while council thinks "affordable" Downtown
"...whistling "Take This Job and Shove It," Council Member Mike Martinez was up and gone from the hoedown, as..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Green Vs. Greenbacks: What about affordable housing?
What city will do with affordable housing funds generated by treatment plant's redevelopment still up in air
"...she strongly believes the affordable housing should be on-site. Mike Martinez and Sheryl Cole each said they prefer to..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point
Council on deck to approve slip-n-slide water deal with LCRA
"...regarding proposed density bonuses; the return of Leffingwell and Mike Martinez's call for an election to change the way..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Council moves to temper city manager's authority
"...looked simple enough. Item 58, sponsored by Council Member Mike Martinez and co-sponsored by Lee Leffingwell, was a resolution..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Double or Nothing
Cap Metro fumbles the ball ... again
"...earlier bad management." Board member (and City Council Member) Mike Martinez had finally heard enough. "Please stop saying you..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Acting on Directors
The spring retirement announced by City Manager Toby Futrell raises the question of how the city will fill key openings
"...and fill these very important positions," commented Council Member Mike Martinez by e-mail, "I would also think that we..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Taxi Fracas Finalizes
Lone Star Cab Co. prevails on third and final reading at City Council, awarded city's newest taxi franchise despite competitor's best efforts to bring it down
"...computerized dispatch system; both were cited by Council Member Mike Martinez as reasons for Lone Star's superiority when he..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Presbyterians, Neighborhood Compromise
Redeemer Presbyterian Church 1, Rosewood neighborhood 1, IRS 0
"...but it took a last-minute save by Council Member Mike Martinez last week to seal a deal on a..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Beside the Point
Council members take to the waters, al fresco
"...for pushing the boundaries. Leffingwell, along with Jennifer Kim, Mike Martinez, Brewster McCracken, Parks and Recreation director Warren Struss,..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
City Council summer cheat sheet
"...3) Vote for (Just) Me!: Freshman member Mike Martinez tossed the flaming jalapeño – single-member districts –..."

July 21, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Ethics, Libertarians, and Scalawags
Politicians with ethical troubles? Naaah.
"...• Mike Martinez: DiBianca has charged that the Austin Firefighters PAC..."

May 5, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...nod from 97% of members, according to union President Mike Martinez, a far broader margin of victory than either..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Meet Your New City Council, Austin!
Recapping the run-offs
"...again tomorrow." That was the comfort defeated mayoral candidate Mike Martinez offered his supporters, along with thanks for his..."

Dec. 17, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

City to Review SXSW
Council directs staff to perform a 'post-event review'
"...The resolution was sponsored by Council Member Mike Martinez and co-sponsored by CMs Kathie Tovo and Chris..."

March 31, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Council Math: 1 + 1 = ?
"...come November. Earlier that day, in a surprise move, Mike Martinez had posted a Facebook message, and then he..."

July 6, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

One Cop, Two Cop ...
How Many New Cops?
Council approves 47 new APD hires – with perhaps a change in the air
"...from the AE funds under a subsequent motion by Mike Martinez...."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Finding the Way to Downtown Parking
A compromise on paid parking hours is steering its way toward council approval
"...– both voiced support for a compromise proposed by Mike Martinez, although questions regarding foregone revenues are still circling..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

TDH: 4/25/11
The Daily Hustle asks if time's up for Single Member Districts
"...Texas – Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez and Council Member Bill Spelman have co-sponsored an..."

April 25, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: The Lure of Rainey Street
Bars, cars, and teeny tiny homes
"...Item 35 on this week's council agenda, sponsored by Mike Martinez, Randi Shade, and Chris Riley, directs City Manager..."

Jan. 28, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 4/6/10
Get yer council programs right here!
"...Item 27: Item from Bill Spelman, Laura Morrison, and Mike Martinez requiring disclaimers at "crisis pregnancy centers."..."

April 6, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Animal Shelter Lawsuit: City Has Alpo on Its Face
On Monday, the fifth citizen-group lawsuit this year was filed against the City of Austin, this time alleging a “conspiratorial strategy” to keep the controversial animal shelter relocation decision away from the public scrutiny of an open council vote.
"...Futrell was made by Betty Dunkerley and seconded by Mike Martinez. When asked on Monday if he understood that..."

Oct. 2, 2007 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Live-Blogging the City Budget Adoption
Continuously updated blog of the budget adoption.
" $125K for an "eldercare facility." (Conflict of interest?) Mike Martinez is adding $275K for Capital Idea. Now Dunkerley..."

Sept. 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

A Two-Horse Race for Mayor
Can Laura Morrison hope to edge out Steve Adler?
"...first round, Adler won 37% (64,416), and then defeated Mike Martinez in a December run-off. The run-off turnout –..."

July 6, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

The Road to 10-1: 78 Candidates!
So many candidates, so little time
"...Mayor: Steve Adler, Sheryl Cole, Ron Culver, Mary Krenek, Mike Martinez, David Orshalick, Todd Phelps, Randall Stephens...."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Council Dance Cards Filling
Two announce against Spelman, and more
"...Along with his longtime ally, former Texas Monthly publisher Mike Levy, Chavez and Demo­cratic activist Alfred Stanley sued the..."

Feb. 17, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

City Hall Hustle: And the Race Begins ...
Council filings remind us there's always another campaign
"...Longtime political consultant David Butts will run Riley's campaign; Mike Clark-Madison, policy and research director at consulting firm Hahn,..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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