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Council: Summer Doldrums, Autumn Buzz
City Council has entered its annual summer hiatus, but the election money race has begun
"...other question that has recently changed terms is CM Mike Martinez's proposal to bump the Austin Water "drainage fee"..."

July 11, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Sweet Summertime
CMs work through full agenda before break
"...hanging around to campaign: mayoral candidates Sheryl Cole and Mike Martinez, and District 9 antagonists Kathie Tovo and Chris..."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money
Cap Metro chooses Endeavor over Saltillo Collaborative
"...and Ann Stafford in the 5-3 vote. Board Chair Mike Martinez, Vice Chair Chris Riley, and David Siebold stuck..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Votes Pending: The Case for Connect
Cap Metro board endorses initial rail route
"...In the latest wrinkle, Council Member (and mayoral candidate) Mike Martinez has suggested that a line running from Hancock..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

'A Mayor Who Listens'
Sheryl Cole talks about her skills, her record, and what she learned on her 'house party tour'
"...leading contenders in the race, along with Council colleague Mike Martinez and attorney Steve Adler. Rounding out the field..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Finally ... Cole Declares for Mayor
Local leaders help kickoff campaign
"...the mayor's race, following attorney Steve Adler, Council Member Mike Mar­tin­ez, rancher/musician Todd Phelps, and aviation mechanic/businessman Randall Stephens...."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

The Name Game Visits Auditorium Shores
City delays renaming in honor of Vic Mathias
"...Council Member Mike Martinez provided the second to Cole's motion and said..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Then There's This: The 'Witch Hunt' of a Commissioner
Auditor's report could have a chilling effect on city boards and commissions
"...no copy was given to Gonzalez), and Council Member Mike Martinez's office had notified her requesting her resignation from..."

May 30, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Campaign Summer Fun
On the road to 10-1, race begins to take shape
"...political record, the precisely opposite situation of Council Member Mike Martinez, who must both run on, and defend, his..."

May 16, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Shared Services Uproar: Students Busted in Tower Sit-In
Tensions around job sharing plan peak
"...featured speakers from the faculty council and Council Member Mike Martinez, staff member Bert Herigstad, an office manager in..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Council Weighs Film Incentives Deal
City looks to keep film and digital production inside city limits
"...Similarly, while the proposal comes with wage requirements, CM Mike Martinez was concerned that, like other similar city-backed funds,..."

April 25, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

‘Ain’t Nothing but a House Party’
Cole announces a 10-district ‘listening’ tour
"...the night of Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Council Member Mike Martinez’s 2012 election night joint victory party, continues, “I..."

April 22, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Council: Have Ears, Will Hear
City gets 'Central Corridor Update' from Project Connect
"...on Item 36, a resolution sponsored by Council Member Mike Martinez (co-sponsored by CMs Chris Riley and Kathie Tovo),..."

March 28, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Split AISD Board Grants Teachers Three-Year Contracts
5-4 vote reveals tension on the dais
"...was overshadowed by a rare appearance by Council Member Mike Martinez. He told the board that he was not..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Marriage Equality Ruling
February 26, 2014. 27 photos.
"...Austin City Coucilman Mike Martinez, AGLCC President Jimmy Flannigan, new Texas State Representative..."

Feb. 27, 2014 Photo Gallery

City Council: Less Is More
CMs tackle stealth dorms and economic incentives deals
"...43 (Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole and Council Member Mike Martinez), regarding annual fee waivers and spending authorization for..."

Feb. 14, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Mayoral Dance Card Suddenly Shrinks
Martin and McLellan bow out of race
"...any case, these announcements leave Adler and Council Mem­ber Mike Martinez as the only effectively declared candidates currently in..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Very Early Returns: Calling All Council Candidates!
The mayoral and council election season has already started
"...CM Mike Martinez has not made a "final decision," but does..."

Dec. 27, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

City Council: Tasers "R" Us!
Council returns with a bursting agenda
"...fodder this week, and Item 53 (sponsored by CMs Mike Martinez, Chris Riley, and Kathie Tovo) would simply initiate..."

Nov. 22, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Urban Farm Skirmish Moves to Mediation
Council postpones vote on urban farm ordinance
"...discuss specific areas of contention. Initiated by Council Member Mike Martinez, the goal is to offer a fair and..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Anna Toon

Then There's This: Waste Over the Aquifer
With settlement, city must now support treatment plant in recharge zone
"...yes (Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Mike Martinez, Bill Spelman) said the settlement was in the..."

Sept. 13, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Budget Finish Line
Council ponders final adjustments to General Fund
"...The previous pounding of department heads, led by CM Mike Martinez, for "vacancy" savings has apparently born some fruit..."

Sept. 6, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Austin Parks: Trying to Fill the GAP
Group urges City Council to increase parks and rec budget
"...the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, including Mike Martinez, Chris Riley, and Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole,..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Auditorium Shores: The Next Millennium?
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on hand
"...Council Members Mike Martinez and Chris Riley attended the meeting, as did..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: The Reading Railroad
Mayor's search for rail funding earns cheap shot from 'Statesman'
"...the schedule, along with ongoing budget discussions. He informed Mike Martinez of the basic research and stopped there, –..."

May 10, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Happy Times ... in Moderation
City budget preview projects strong economy, careful spending
"...under questioning by CM Bill Spelman, Deputy City Manager Mike McDonald acknowledged that it remains a somewhat arbitrary standard,..."

April 26, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Then There's This: Power Play
The continuing debate over who should control Austin Energy
"...with action scheduled for April 25, although with CM Mike Martin­ez's scheduled absence from that meeting, it's possible the..."

April 19, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Strama Leaving House
Updated: Mayoral rumors swirl as successors line up
"..."considering" ("considering means considering," he recently told Chronicle reporter Mike Kanin). Strama conceded in his missive that this would..."

Feb. 21, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Council: Time for Some Halloween Horrors
Featuring The Unholy Return of the Short-Term Rentals Ordinance
"...far-reaching resolution (69), from Bill Spelman, Chris Riley, and Mike Martinez, that would direct the city manager to review..."

Oct. 19, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

SXSW Eco and TribFest: Festivals for the Rest of Y'all
Sate your inner policy wonk at these two fall favorites
"...will see the hometown crowd heavily represented. Council Member Mike Martinez will debate the future of light rail, while..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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