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Point Austin: Animal Passions
If the dogs recognized their spokesmen, they'd run the other way
"...Only Mike Martinez voted against the move, explicitly less because he..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Some Developers Do Not Play Well With Others
"...Council Members Sheryl Cole, Jennifer Kim, Lee Leffingwell, and Mike Martinez, as well as the Planning Commission, the Parks..."

Oct. 18, 2007 Postmarks

Hispanic Today calendar
Cable access show Hispanic Today features host Peggy Vasquez interviewing various Austin Latinos.
"...Kevin Ortiz of Nuevo Leon October 26th Council member Mike Martinez Chairman of the United States Contractors' Association, Frank..."

Oct. 14, 2007 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

Town Lake Animal Center: The End of the Beginning of the End
Council moves closer to some resolution of the animal shelter problem, amidst furious protests.
"...facility. And they did. Kinda. By a 6-1 vote (Mike Martinez as the sole nay), the council adopted a..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

CWS Decision: This Far, No Further
Developers pushing toward Lady Bird Lake take a planning commission loss.
"...up by the council, but with vocal opposition from Mike Martinez, Jennifer Kim, Sheryl Cole and Lee Leffingwell, it..."

Oct. 10, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Battle of TLAC
Split council to face simple up-or-down decision on the proposed replacement for Town Lake Animal Center.
"...just the one. It's been reported that council members Mike Martinez and Jennifer Kim have pulled their agenda item,..."

Oct. 8, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

No Real Public Input on Hiring New City Manager
"...on needed structural changes for that office. Council Member Mike Martinez recently claimed that because an elected body makes..."

Oct. 6, 2007 Postmarks

Taking From The Homeless
Homeless charity celebrates millionth meal while the panhandling controversy keeps swirling.
"...be an addition to their ranks: City Council member Mike Martinez, who has opposed such an ordinance as missing..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...council will tackle the controversial location decision. Council Member Mike Martinez said he asked the city manager, "Why would..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature

Happenings
September 13-19
"...Join Mexican Consul General Rosalba Ojeda, City Council Member Mike Martinez, and others in the historic Republic Park. Learn..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature

Look Who's Talking About the Budget
Council focuses on utilities slice of budget pie
"...you haven't yet, visit www.ci.austin.tx.us/budget/cbq. Hopefully, Futrell can answer Mike Martinez's request to itemize all her spending under $49,000..."

Aug. 31, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Council sharpens its pencil before tackling public safety budget
"...EMS and Fire, as successfully negotiated by then-union chief Mike Martinez) haul in that plus 2%. Adopted during a..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The $360 Million Question: Where to Put WTP4?
City Council is re-re-rethinking WTP4
"...For the Aug. 9 council meeting, Mike Martinez, Jennifer Kim, and Brewster McCracken posted a discussion..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

WTP4 Redux
Has the tide finally turned on the troubled plant?
"...exploring the long-shot possibility of a regional plant are Mike Martinez, Jennifer Kim and Brewster McCracken. There's three people..."

Aug. 9, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Live-Blogging the FY 2008 Budget
Just what the title says!
"...Asian respondents in hopes to avoid said problem. Weird. Mike Martinez's got beef with the allotment of employee bonuses..."

July 26, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Futrell's Twilight
As the city manager looks homeward, odd old business erupts
"...doesn't mean we won't have topflight in-house candidates," said Mike Martinez. "We've got really great assistant city managers. But..."

July 13, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Beside the Point
Telling ghost stories around the summer campfire, the Statesman imagines a grisly end for Futrell
"...on the fiscal year '08 budget to the casinos. Mike Martinez will be kicking around closer to the 512,..."

July 13, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
A weird week at City Council
"...council to employ zoning regs to relocate the factory. Mike Martinez and Brewster McCracken voiced support for a mutually..."

June 29, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Love Is …
Love is in the air at City Council chambers
"...the (thoroughly low-rent) Austin Listening police outreach campaign, where Mike Martinez implored everyone – including the kids – to..."

June 21, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

'We Had a Tragedy Here in Austin'
City Manager dispells dark rumors surrounding David Rivas Morales's beating death this week.
"...assailants (she put the number at three to four). Mike Martinez and Sheryl Cole thanked the African-American and Latino..."

June 21, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
We know what won't be going in at Webberville ... at least for now
"...these hanging heavy over the pending discussion – and Mike Martinez forebodingly requesting an itemized accounting of the CM's..."

May 25, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Delay of Game for Green
Council wants to redevelop Green Water Treatment Plant – but they'll have to wait.
"...today – Sheryl Cole's off the dais all day, Mike Martinez has been coming and going, and Will Wynn..."

May 24, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Council Notebook
What's council jamming out to this week?
"...Thousand Annexations … Wait a minute … is that Mike Martinez's aide Bobby Garza on the keys?..."

May 21, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Friday Morning Council Quarterbacking
What happened at Council yesterday?
"...planned computerized dispatch system, both cited by Council Member Mike Martinez as reasons for Lone Star's superiority when he..."

May 18, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Austin Bills: Fingers Crossed
"...from last session, is a goal of Council Member Mike Martinez; it's scheduled for a House Local and Consent..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...the connection on were Mayor Will Wynn, Council Member Mike Martinez, and Tom Wilburn, vice president of sales for..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature

Greenbacks for Green Space
City moves to make development pay more for parks
"...summer recess, Wynn and Council Members Lee Leffingwell and Mike Martinez have an agenda item posted this week: Tell..."

May 4, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point
If this was a good year, what's a bad one look like?
"...Mike Martinez made the sole attempt to temper his acclaim,..."

April 13, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Toby Futrell: Best City Manager in Country or World?
City Council sure loves them some Futrell
"...an hour and a half. [Editor: the infamous one-on-ones]." Mike Martinez: "I'm not gonna sit here and try to..."

April 6, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

RG4N Wants to Roll Back Futrell's Office
The Northcross neighbors have set their sights on Futrell's possible raise – and her very office.
"...As we mentioned yesterday, Mike Martinez is creating a city charter review task force..."

April 3, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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