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Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...from this week's council agenda. On Friday, Council Member Mike Martinez requested that his fellow members postpone the public..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature

Gimme (Animal) Shelter
Swirling city politics, site selection, and – oh yes – animal welfare
"...Public Health and Human Services Subcommittee – Lee Leffingwell, Mike Martinez, and Betty Dunkerley – heard a staff presentation..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Chronicle Endorsements
"...Mayor: Mike Martinez..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature

10-1 Ticker... Run-Off Election Updates!
Everyone has an opinion about who you should vote for
"...thanks to Adler by the president... Adler and opponent Mike Martinez published op-eds in the Statesman, Adler reiterating his..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature

10-1 Ticker... Run-Off Endorsements!
Elected officials and rejected candidates make their picks
"...Adler with a commanding 56-35% lead over Council Member Mike Martinez, despite an initial round 37-30% vote. The run-off..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Feature by the News Staff

The Long Shots
"...campaign; in addition to Steve Adler, Sheryl Cole, and Mike Martinez – two incumbent City Council members and a..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Fighting for Common Sense
Texas Gun Sense Rally speaks to power
" gun violence in 1972, Austin City Council Member Mike Martinez, who read a proclamation from Mayor Lee Leffingwell..."

April 6, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Victories for Living Wages
Development incentives policies seem to be swinging in workers' favor
"...As part of his slate of suggestions, Council Member Mike Martinez offered a bone to contractors. He called for..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

About That History? It's Gone.
Developers destroy a little bit more of Eastside history
"...direction, the stretch of Fifth from Chicon to Robert Martinez Jr. streets is a bleached-out landscape of weeds, asphalt,..."

May 4, 2012 News Feature by Cindy Widner

City Hall Hustle: Mo' Money
As the budget year ends, council reshuffles the last few cards
"...began with council Health and Human Services committee member Mike Martinez noting Item 30, which reallocates roughly $309,000 in..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

East Austin Studio De-Tour
Homesteading artists face city code challenges – and raise old fears – in changing neighborhoods
"...police report on the house." Code Compliance spokesperson Melissa Martinez says that, because code can be seen as cut-and-dried,..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

A Council United?
Council gets a new mayor pro tem
"...betterment of the community." Part of that, apparently, meant Mike Martinez had to relinquish his largely honorary mayor pro..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 5/13/10 (Updated)
Arizona travel ban, water conservation, and other subjects left unsaid
"...Continuing the development theme, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez pulled Items 7 and 8. Martinez noted semi-incredulously..."

May 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Trustee Trouble
Gaffes found in endorsement list for AISD board candidate
"...corrected, but a larger error remained. Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez, who has stayed out of this race, was..."

March 19, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 City Council Moments
"...wonder whatever happened to boom-for-everybody warp speed. Futrell and Mike Martinez set phasers to flame-war. (Martinez: "Please stop with..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Who Needs a City Charter?
"Why do we need an agenda item to cure something doesn't need curing?"
"...Controversy sparked on the dais this morning when Mike Martinez raised objection to a clean-up item buried in..."

Nov. 8, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Run for Shelter
City takes first significant step toward relocating Town Lake Animal Center
" amended version of the resolution passed 6-1 (with Mike Martinez voting no)...."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Animal Shelter Lawsuit
Citizen groups sue city, allege 'conspiratorial strategy' to keep animal shelter relocation decision away from public scrutiny
"...Futrell was made by Betty Dunkerley and seconded by Mike Martinez. When asked Monday if he understood that vote..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

City Hall About to Explode?
The budget may be adopted, but the tension at City Hall hasn't gone anywhere.
"...item funding it out of the city's one-time funds. Mike Martinez, who has no love lost with Futrell, called..."

Sept. 12, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
'I always feel like ... somebody's waaatching me'
"...endangered bird's last remaining habitats. Sympathetic is Council Member Mike Martinez, who complained of being abruptly saddled with the..."

July 28, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Run-Off Election Ticker: Getting a Li’l Testy!
Democracy itself is at stake. Just ask Frank Ward.
"...state Rep.-elect Sheryl Cole and former Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez. In her endorsement, Cole noted that "it's important..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Sheryl Cole and Chito Vela: The Prize Fight
All eyes on the Democratic primary run-off in House District 46
"...and many more opening," she said. "My relationship with Mike [Martinez, a colleague on Council and fellow competitor in..."

May 4, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Council Wrap-up
Staff not amused by some CMs' ideas on how to cut the budget
"...and staff (the administrators) but as former Council Member Mike Martinez tweeted in response to the staff memo, the..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Top 10 Quotes of the Week
Relive 2014 through our favorite quotes of the week
"...sun is gonna shine again tomorrow." – Council Member Mike Martinez, conceding the mayoral election to Steve Adler during..."

Jan. 2, 2015 News Feature

"...Steve Adler's mayoral victory over Council Member Mike Martinez was no real surprise – "We were always..."

Dec. 19, 2014 News Feature

Council: Dance the Last Dance ...
The last meeting before seven becomes 11
"...Meszaros for Leffingwell's treatment of him from Council Member Mike Martinez, and a postponement to at least Dec. 11..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Just How Super Is Your PAC?
"Outside money" hits Austin, and the reverberations begin
" wealthy homeowners") suspiciously akin to that of opponent Mike Mar­tinez (and, a little less so, to that of..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: A Few Thoughts About Money
What the campaign finance reports say about Austin's politics
"...either of her two major rivals, Adler ($101,000) or Mike Martinez ($102,000). That would be more noteworthy if it..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Council Endorses Rainbow Crosswalks
Get out your rainbow chalk!
"...Friends?" Sept. 18), in earlier meetings between Council Member Mike Martinez, Austin Pride President Paul Huddleston, and area clubs,..."

Oct. 3, 2014 News Feature by David Estlund

What's a Little Rainbow Crosswalk Between Friends?
Plan to celebrate the gayborhood heads to Council
"...president of the Austin Pride Foundation, and Council Member Mike Mar­tin­ez held discussions with local business owners, the two..."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Feature by David Estlund

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