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Open Meetings: Case Closed?
A deal is near for seven current and former City Council members
"...Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Council Members Bill Spelman, Mike Martinez, Laura Morrison, and Riley, as well as former..."

Oct. 18, 2012 News Post by Mike Kanin

Council: Of Public Power and Inside Chess
Council takes up the MACC, TXI, etc.
"...117 to today's (Thursday) agenda, sponsored by Council Members Mike Martinez and Laura Morrison and Mayor Lee Leffing­well, which..."

Oct. 12, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Council: What's Your Incentive?
HID Global is getting some economic incentives, but expect the policy on that to change soon
"...approve the package, not without some pushback from CMs Mike Martinez, Laura Morrison, and Kathie Tovo – who not..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

After a Fashion: Wandering Lust
Finally! Details about Your Style Avatar's return to fashion
"...Mosbacher and her daughter-in-law Brittanie Duncan; City Council member Mike Martinez, Tyler Sieswerda, Quita Culpepper, Joanie Bentzin, Karen Hawkins,..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Council Passes Budget – Minus Mayor's Vote
A $3.1 billion financial package took two days of wrangling
"...Council Member Mike Martinez said he didn't appreciate "the portrayal that the..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Council: Of Money and Weirdness
City Council hits its late-summer budgetary stride
"...million for additions to the Mexic-Arte Museum did not. Mike Martinez offered the most completely developed proposal, and most..."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Living Next to an STR
"...willing partners, Leffingwell, Riley, Bill Spelman, Sheryl Cole, and Mike Martinez. Riley has chosen to live Downtown in a..."

Aug. 15, 2012 Postmarks

Point Austin: It Adds Up
The November ballot may look more like a shopping list
"...some work, reminded Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole), and Mike Martinez (echoed by Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo) wondered..."

Aug. 10, 2012 News Column by Michael King

"...currently support allowing a vote on both plans, with Mike Martinez and Bill Spelman now the only audible holdouts..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature

Point Austin: Fire 'At Will'
Extending 'just cause' protections to all city workers
"...the two sides arranged by Morrison (her co-sponsors are Mike Martinez and Bill Spel­man). Powell said he intended to..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Then There's This: Longing for the Future
For better or worse, SOS was a political game-changer
"...stance on other issues. Same goes for Council Member Mike Martinez, who also carried business support in the last..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Austin City Limits Goes One Louder
Council considers doubling ACL, plus C3 eyes Auditorium Shores
" Mayor Lee Leffingwell and backed by Council Members Mike Martinez and Chris Riley, council will discuss starting negotiations..."

Aug. 1, 2012 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

More On Regulating Private Water Wells?
"...everyone on the City Council. I received two replies. Mike Martinez wrote, "We are working on this issue and..."

Aug. 1, 2012 Postmarks

Disappointed By Content And Tone
"...evidenced in this exercise of democratic rights. Council Member Mike Martinez explained his vote in favor of putting this..."

July 31, 2012 Postmarks

Point Austin: The Usual Suspects
The argument over geographic districts takes a nasty turn
"...The CMs who agree with AGR (for the moment, Mike Martinez and Sheryl Cole, and just maybe Bill Spelman)..."

July 27, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Council: Task Lists and Wish Lists
On the agenda: Green Water Treatment Plant, Seaholm, urban rail and Austin Pets Alive!
"...Speaking of committees, Item 92 (sponsored by Mike Martinez, Laura Morri­son, Kathie Tovo), growing out of the..."

May 25, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Think, Then Vote
"...We now know that Mr. Lundstedt will vote for Mike Martinez, Bill Spelman, and Sheryl Cole, not because he..."

May 8, 2012 Postmarks

Why No Swooning Over Pressley?
"...Dear Editor, The Chronicle's tepid endorsement of Mike Martinez for Place 2 failed to mention that he..."

May 1, 2012 Postmarks

The Cash in Council Races
Candidates show their cards
"...candidate, Clay Dafoe, raised $1,165. In Place 2, incumbent Mike Martinez raised $85,188, while opponent Laura Pressley took in..."

April 12, 2012 News Post by Amy Smith

Consider the Source: Boring Into BOR
A little less orange, a little more transparent
"...this year's BOR company holiday party was sponsored by Mike Martinez, Chris Riley, and, oh, oops, Leffingwell...."

April 6, 2012 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

City Campaign: Voters Wanted
Endorsements start to filter in for what should be an interesting city election season
"...novice candidate Richard "Clay" Dafoe (4%). Place 2 incumbent Mike Martinez garnered 81% to challenger Laura Pressley's 19%, and..."

April 6, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

City Campaign Season Opens
A dozen Council candidates queue up for questions at the "Power Lunch"
"...outpolling novice candidate Clay Dafoe (4%). Place 2 incumbent Mike Martinez garnered 81% to challenger Laura Pressley's 19%, and..."

March 27, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Animal Advisory Commission Endorses APA! Takeover of Town Lake Animal Center
APA! is losing its lease on a Manchaca space in May
"...TLAC. Although the three council members on the committee (Mike Martinez, Laura Mor­ri­son, Chris Riley) seemed receptive, before making..."

March 9, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Rate Case = Full Calendar for Council
Giving Austin Energy's numbers the old scrub-a-dub-dub
"...the breakneck schedule – Laura Morrison, Kathie Tovo, and Mike Martinez – only Mar­tinez is on the campaign trail..."

March 2, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Brothers Rise in the East
Newly formed "Hermanos de East Austin" targets voter registration
"...signed up to the Facebook page, and Council Member Mike Martinez is making a special outreach effort to support..."

Feb. 16, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Public Hearing: Rate Your Rate Increase
AE takes another stab, with middling results
"...low-income residents find this unacceptable, as does Council Member Mike Martinez, who said the utility must first disclose how..."

Feb. 10, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

From Second Street to Carruth
AISD and city relations improving with concrete results
" and the district: So instead he, Council Member Mike Martinez and then-council member Randi Shade sponsored a resolution..."

Feb. 9, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Cole Hosts AE Forum at ACC
Panel discusses rate proposal, consequences, possible alternatives
"...violations always in play at unposted public meetings -- Mike Martinez tweeted that's precisely why he couldn't attend)...."

Jan. 28, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Nothing From Something
In Austin politics, the more things change, the more they stay the same
" council before she commits on SMDs. Coun­cil Member Mike Martinez agreed that while "parsing all the votes across..."

Jan. 13, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Council Candidates a' Maying
Incumbents and newcomers file for City Council elections
"...Place 2: Mike Martinez (Filed Nov. 14)..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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