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City Hall Hustle: Let's Move On
Looking beyond the WTP4 controversy
"...– along with Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez, and Sheryl Cole – it appears the plant,..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Headlines
"...votes on WTP4 (Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez, and Randi Shade) are keeping on the sunny..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: Everybody Join In!
Participation is an Austin thing ... except at Capital Metro
"...looks like a temporary measure, as Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez has been making encouraging overtures to a national..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: And So the Money Goes
Final City Budget Adoption Not Quite So Final
"...[sacrifice] is not spread evenly," said Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez at the time of the adoption. "Everyone is..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

One Fiscal Year Down, Another on the Way
Council gives thumbs up to 2010 budget
"...light of the tax increase – which Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez characterized as "everyone ... equally sharing in the..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Supports Lipscombe for Judge
"...which include our current mayor, Lee Leffingwell; Council Member Mike Martinez; Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin); Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin);..."

Sept. 16, 2009 Postmarks

Austin to Grow Green Roofs
New city-appointed group explores strategies for encouraging green roofs
"...providing attractive high-rise views. Riley aide Marisa Ballas said Mike Martinez and Randi Shade also have been involved. Design..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

City Hall Hustle: Discount Government, Part II
Historically low city tax rates bite back in the longer run
"...to need city services the most." Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez says the rollback cap means "in years where..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Res Publica
Citizens calendar, Sept. 10-17
"...HALL begins with a welcome from City Council Member Mike Martinez, followed by mariachi tunes and the music of..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature

The New Council
Changes to citizen communications and zoning hearings spark controversy
"...20 by Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez and approved last week, will move zoning hearings..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Cast Away
Pure Castings, Zavala Elementary, pollution, jobs ... and the neighborhood
"...east building. ... Like I told [Mayor Pro Tem] Mike Martinez when he asked us, 'Would you guys be..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Beside the Point: Pray for Drought
The unexpected blessings of global warming
"...• Item 55 (Mike Martinez, Leffingwell, Chris Riley): ban on texting while driving..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Column by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Don't Know Much About History, Or ...
Historic districts come to council, and the acreage gets tied in a knot
"...Shade's first amendment – passed 5-2, with Morrison and Mike Martinez voting nay. "The reason why I feel so..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

An Ethical Pecan to Crack
Former City Council Member Brewster McCracken hits a Pecan Street Project roadblock
"...McCracken's involvement at the request of Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez...."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

City Budget
Public safety spared; fee increases and other cuts likely
"...about reductions in cost to the enterprise funds?" Similarly, Mike Martinez broached the possibility of bumping AE's transfer to..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Headlines
"...American Legislative Caucus and was quizzed by Council Member Mike Martinez on whether he would oppose the Supreme Court..."

July 3, 2009 News Feature

Music Department Hits Sour Note With Police
Creation of a city music department strikes sour note with police union
"...events leading to the unexpected postponement. Morrison, along with Mike Martinez and Randi Shade, sponsored the music item that..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Amy Smith

City Hall Hustle: We Leffed, We Cried
Emotions run high as Lee Leffingwell is made Austin's 51st mayor
"...members Bill Spelman and Chris Riley are inaugurated, and Mike Martinez and Sheryl Cole begin term two. Their priorities..."

June 23, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, June 18-25
"...mayoral reins from Will Wynn, incumbents Sheryl Cole and Mike Martinez begin new terms, and Bill Spelman and Chris..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...for the campaigns of Council Members Jennifer Kim and Mike Martinez, will leave her post at the Sierra Club..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature

Leffingwell Unveils Staff
Gives it a stroke in press release
"...well as for the campaigns of Jennifer Kim and Mike Martinez, will be leaving her post at the Sierra..."

June 10, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Headlines
"...credit. Cap Metro board member and City Council Member Mike Martinez voted against the move, saying the agency should..."

May 22, 2009 News Feature

Developing Stories: Chipping at the Waterfront
Revised waterfront ordinance returns to City Council today (Thursday, May 21)
"...regulations – particularly reinstated height limits. Lead ordinance sponsor Mike Martinez, while on a tour of Barton Springs trees..."

May 22, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Hust FM: We Got That Fire
Surveying the political damage wrought in Fire Chief Kerr's controversial staffing proposals
"...reorganization from all the angles. Featuring City Council member Mike Martinez, Kerr, the Statesman editorial page, and lots more...."

May 21, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Power of Boxes
Some precincts can turn an election; others can't
"...Cavazos 3,06530.1% 2,59432.6% 2,45840.2% 4,55842.2% 1,42148.4% 4,42728.1% 18,52334.5% P2 Mike Martinez 8,34387.5% 6,46383.4% 5,03084.9% 8,78284.6% 2,31881.2% 12,69485.2% 43,63085.0% Jose..."

May 15, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

City Hall Hustle: Electile Dysfunction
If your Hustle lasts four hours or longer, please consult a medical professional
"...it up with Lee Leffingwell, Brewster McCracken, Chris Riley, Mike Martinez, Josiah Ingalls and our friend Laura Morrison...."

May 11, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Cavazos: 'I'm Not Going to Disappear'
Place 1 candidate upbeat despite solid loss
"...these days we'll elect another Hispanic to council." (Currently, Mike Martinez is the only Hispanic on the seven-member council,..."

May 9, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Early Voting Results
Leffingwell takes the lead
"...Mike Martinez: 85%.02..."

May 9, 2009 News Post by Amy Smith

Election Night Campaign Parties
"...Mike Martinez: Hill's Cafe, 4700 S. Congress..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature

City Counseling: Sprinting to a Compromise
Council and joggers 'give a little bit' on street closures
"...council wants Carma to come to Austin, Texas," said Mike Martinez. Free Association..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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