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Fluoride-Free Pressley for Council
Laura Pressley hasn't decided which seat she's seeking
"...of the four incumbents standing for re-election: Sheryl Cole, Mike Martinez, Bill Spelman, and Mayor Lee Leffingwell. At Saturday's..."

Dec. 16, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Five and a Half Things About Sheryl Cole's Re-Election Kick-Off
SMDs to education, the Capitol Complex to … lipstick?
"...She’s tapping different sources of support Like her colleague Mike Martinez, Cole serves in one of two seats informally..."

Nov. 30, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: A Movable Feast
City data, apps, and more turkey talk
"...heat up with Mayor Lee Leffingwell and council members Mike Martinez and Bill Spelman all announcing their re-election intentions..."

Nov. 25, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Headlines
"...this term." Place 2 council member and social-media maven Mike Martinez announced via Facebook that he will formally announce..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature

Point Austin: Unrepresentative Government
Council takes its stand with as few voters as possible
"...the spring date; Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Council Members Mike Martinez and Chris Riley endorsed the move to the..."

Oct. 14, 2011 News Column by Michael King

A Deal's a Deal
"...the game and inherently undemocratic. When we elected suffragist Mike Martinez, we were assured an opportunity to oust him..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Postmarks

Attempting to Comply
With a new name and a new boss, Code Compliance tries to become more 'people-friendly'
"...neighborhood outreach, several council members, including Chris Riley and Mike Martinez, have been increasingly concerned about overzealousness. While there..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TDH:9/2/11
Austin Water, rec centers still dominate city budget
"...not minutes. That looks less likely this year; as Mike Martinez told us, he anticipates council potentially using the..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

WTP4 Work-Stop Costs Go Under a Microscope
Auditors scrubbing CDM costs estimates on postponing plant construction
"...of millions of dollars. But as City Council Member Mike Martinez tweeted when announcing the report: "Let the debating..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: When's the Next City Election?
Council weighs shifting ballot choices to November
"...in May. (That list includes incumbents Leffingwell, Sheryl Cole, Mike Martinez, and Bill Spelman.) Even if the city preserved..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Riding the Pinwheel
The GOP redraws the map of Texas – brazenly sidestepping most of the state's newest voters
"...Garcia, or current City Council members Sheryl Cole and Mike Martinez; all four of those officials, along with many..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Off the Record
Austin celebrates 20 years as the live music capital of the world; OTR bristles
"...to the anniversary, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, with Council Members Mike Martinez and Chris Riley, sponsored a resolution to update..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Res Publica
Civic calendar of events, Aug. 18-25
"...LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL­NESS Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Council Members Mike Martinez and Chris Riley host a celebration honoring Austin's..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Column

TDH: 8/16/11
Wind power, Downtown parking debate and other renewable resources
"...morning’s council work session, we heard Laura Morrison tell Mike Martinez she would make a motion to withdraw her..."

Aug. 16, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

TDH: 8/11/11
Spelman sets sights on high interest payday loans
"...payday lending institutions or residential areas.” Chris Riley and Mike Martinez are signed on as co-sponsors...."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Headlines
"...Tovo postpones implementation until next year, while another from Mike Martinez and Lee Leffingwell is expected to propose only..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature

Point Austin: Bag It
Proposed plastic bag ban will be popular – and under assault
"...resolution, sponsored by Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Council Members Mike Martinez and Chris Riley, that would direct city staff..."

Aug. 5, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Council Notes: When To Park That Election
Downtown parking pulls in at City Council, and more
"...item returns along with an expected compromise resolution from Mike Martinez that would only charge for evening parking Downtown..."

Aug. 5, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Choose Your Battleground
From zoning to parking to water, the new council's got its contentious hands full
"...the recent wildfire in Oak Hill, this item from Mike Martinez, Lee Leffingwell, and Morrison calls for an amendment..."

July 29, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Tovo Takes Up (White) Lodging
Place 3 action on convention center hotel, social service funding
"...at council's work session on June 21. Council Member Mike Martinez, one of the item's co-sponsors (along with Lee..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Nature Violates City Code
City's green goals conflict with its ordinances
"...Will Wynn, future Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and Council Member Mike Martinez sponsored a resolution to get the city certified..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: No Choice
When bosses say their hands are tied, handcuffs follow
"...Cap Metro board Chair Mike Martinez and President/CEO Linda Watson made reassuring remarks about..."

July 1, 2011 News Column by Michael King

TDH: 6/28/11
Controversy building around incentives to hotel developer
"...semi-heated discussion at council's Tuesday work session last week. Mike Martinez, one of the item's co-sponsors (along with Lee..."

June 28, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

TDH: 6/27/11
Council inaugural, afterparty tomorrow!
"...Cole, who took her seat the same time as Mike Martinez, will make a play for Martinez’s Mayor Pro..."

June 27, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: An F1 Piñata
Break it open, and out streams council confetti
"...Item 89, from the intriguing team of Lee Leffingwell, Mike Martinez, and Spelman, would waive $3.8 million in development..."

June 24, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: The Ultimate Game
The political ripples are uncertain but plentiful
"...what happens in council deliberations, as the occasional Lee Leffingwell/Mike Martinez/Chris Riley/Shade alliance is now diminished by one member,..."

June 24, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Headlines
"...One rumor has council member Sheryl Cole going after Mike Martinez's honorary mayor pro tem title...."

June 24, 2011 News Feature

Shade's Quick Evening
The early numbers told the tale
"...the best were Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez, and Council Member Chris Riley – one open..."

June 18, 2011 News Post by Michael King

Swami Sez:
Formula One breakthrough lacking in details
"...has been averted, because Richard Suttle, meeting personally with Mike Martinez and Lee Leffingwell, assures them that F1 will..."

June 17, 2011 News Post by Nick Barbaro

Headlines
"...option, Cap Metro board chair and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez argued that since the whole city would have..."

June 17, 2011 News Feature

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