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Beside the Point
Welcome Back ... to an All-Nighter
"...• As promised, Item 86 from Mike Martinez puts the kibosh on the Mobile Loaves &..."

July 25, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Permanent Campaign Ends
Morrison wins over Galindo, but both raise questions about the wisdom of Austin's current run-off system
"...Cole, Leffingwell, Martinez, McCracken, Morrison, Shade, Wynn: That's your new-look city council,..."

June 14, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

CreateAustin: The City Gets the Plan
After two years in the making, the community cultural plan has been presented to the Austin City Council
"...with Council Members Sheryl Cole, Betty Dunkerley, Lee Leffingwell, Mike Martinez, and Brewster McCracken, listened politely as Cultural Arts..."

June 13, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Developing Stories: What's Wrong With the Super PUD
The proposed PUD amendments won't fix the problems without a plan
"...Fairfield/Hyatt PUD, the St. David's PUD – Council Members Mike Martinez, Brewster McCracken, and Lee Leffingwell took action to..."

June 6, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Waterfront Agreement Ends Deadlock
Neighbors and developer reach deal on condo project
"...future responsible high-rise development on the lake. Council Member Mike Martinez took the lead on publicly supporting the SaveTownLake.org..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Writing on the Wall for Billboard Ordinance
Martinez to pull billboard ordinance off council agenda, asks for "more time to vet changes"
"...to know what to do with them. Council member Mike Martinez had got his billboard ordinance on this week's..."

April 21, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Unveiling WebberVilla Muse!
Austin, Webberville leaders find common ground in "VillaVille"
"...allocation points. "It's a win-win situation," said Council Member Mike Martinez. "We'll be taking tax dollars off the top,..."

March 28, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council Punts on Single-Member Districts
Only after bloodied players leave the field.
"...suggested he corral the dueling concerns of districts advocate Mike Martinez with Sheryl Cole – she the author of..."

Feb. 29, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Many of Those Ducks Are Driven by Firefighters
"...Dear Editor, Austin City Council Member Mike Martinez might need a little history lesson on his..."

Feb. 6, 2008 Postmarks

The Bigger Picture
Planning comprehensively
"...became a lame duck. (The resolution was sponsored by Mike Martinez and co-sponsored by Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn.)..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: The Process
There's been audible grumbling that city manager selection process has been insufficiently "public"
"...often being too deferential to the manager and staff, Mike Martinez argued, "We're damned if we do, and we're..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Column by Michael King

City Council Notebook
A look at what's up this Thursday
"...in trails and transit infrastructure." Item 51: Jennifer Kim, Mike Martinez, and Will Wynn put the spurs to development..."

Jan. 9, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Dog Fight over Town Lake Animal Center
Council set for a divisive argument over the future of TLAC with rival agenda items this week.
"...the animal shelter without direction by Council. (Council Member Mike Martinez, Council Member Jennifer Kim ) 62 . Approve..."

Oct. 8, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Beside the Point: Game Over
How to win friends and influence budgets
"...Budgetarily speaking, there's little today, save an item from Mike Martinez – who wisely fashioned a cudgel for himself..."

June 22, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Council Notebook
A heavy agenda for Council this week.
"...from Sheryl Cole (with Public Safety Task Force head Mike Martinez as co-sponsor) directing staff to explore broadcasting civil..."

June 19, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Las Mas Loan Legit
Manitas loan approved with conditions.
"...snoozer on the financial benefits of the program before Mike Martinez put forth an amendment: a requirement stating if..."

June 7, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: How Are We Managing?
Targeting city manager may be hunting the wrong game
"...wants a charter-review commission (already proposed by Council Member Mike Martinez) "to start that examination and begin a dialogue..."

April 20, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Public Safety Task Force Starts Today
Mike Martinez dusts off the PSTF.
"...City Council Member Mike Martinez would like to remind everyone that the Public..."

April 2, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Beside The Point
Concordia pushes council to the limit
"...he promised a more formalized PUD process he and Mike Martinez are bringing forward; similarly, Sheryl Cole trumpeted the..."

March 30, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

To the Lighthouse
After 20 years, WTP4 returns to a still unanswered question: Do we need it?
"...The abrupt reversal – on Mike Martinez and Sheryl Cole's first day on the council..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Council votes to double time limit on sewer repairs
"...they have 60 days to repair these lines," said Mike Martinez. (Ugh, can you imagine what they'll find in..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Mart Growth
Will the city stand up for its neighborhoods and urban vision against Wal-Mart?
"...(On Wednesday morning, Council Member Mike Martinez announced that he had negotiated an agreement with..."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

A Fitting Tribute
At the Ann Richards Congress Bridge dedication
"..."Ann was so cool," Council Member Mike Martinez said atop city hall's second story balcony, the..."

Nov. 16, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...letter just lobbed back to Council Members Brewster McCracken, Mike Martinez, and Lee Leffingwell by developer White Lodging Services...."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

Beside the Point : A Ton to Chew On
City grapples with weight loss, forcing bicycle helmets, and public safety staffing, among other issues.
"...newly minted Diet-Coke-and-fruit-salad set is Austin Police Association president Mike Sheffield, who entered with aspirations to "weigh as much..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...of time; going into today's meeting, it appears Councilmember Mike Martinez doesn't have the votes to opt out of..."

July 28, 2006 News Feature

Who's Buying the Votes?
The C&E reports show whose money is funding which campaigns
"...The other races reflect more competition. In Place 2, Mike Martinez and Eliza May were each under $10,000 in..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

Election Notes
The C&E reports show whose money is funding which campaigns
"...The other races reflect more competition. In Place 2, Mike Martinez and Eliza May were each under $10,000 in..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

Prop. 1: The CART Before the Train
"...Former Chronicle City Editor Mike Clark-Madison attributed Tuesday's stinging loss of the transportation bond..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

TNCs: Disrupted Market, Disrupted Council
Council continues debate
"...times of "abnormal market disruptions" like natural disasters. CM Mike Mar­tinez quickly suggested a complete moratorium on surge pricing..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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