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Council: Raise Your Hand If You're Running for Mayor
It's impossible to ignore Council members' political aspirations
"...Council – Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Council Member Mike Martinez, and CM Laura Morrison – that season has..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Geopolitical Fault Lines
Austin's latest attempt at single-member districts is getting a mixed response
"..."much-needed reform" while decrying the 10-1 plan proposed by Mike Martinez and Sheryl Cole as "worse than the exclusively..."

July 6, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Then There's This: Consumer Alert
There's a glimmer of hope that we won't go broke paying for electricity
"...First, Council Member Mike Martinez is on board with the interim 3.5% rate..."

Feb. 17, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Watson to Take Cap Metro Wheel
Public sector experience clinched the deal for transit board
"...candidate we've chosen." So said Austin Mayor Pro Tem Mike Mar­tinez, chair of the Capital Metro board of directors,..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Point Austin: Tell Us Something We Don't Know
Capital Metro report discovers that the agency's been badly managed. Who knew?
"...more or less – by Cap Metro board Chair Mike Martinez and, later, interim President/CEO Doug Allen. Much of..."

April 30, 2010 News Column by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Güero's Don't Need No Stinkin' Permits!
On second thought, why can't we all just get along?
"...and free marketeer Rob Lippincott and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez over the city's evening shutdown of the former's..."

April 23, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Eastside Discordance
The El Concilio players strut the stage
"...some potshots at his primary target, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez. "This council, when you go to other neighborhoods,..."

April 16, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Austin Streetcar Proposal: A Play in Two Acts?
Plans unveiled for rail transit
"...CAMPO Transit Working Group: Will Wynn (chair), Brewster McCracken, Mike Martinez;..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Laws Draws Criticism for Racial Slur
Mustang Ridge mayor pro tem and water company GM refers to possible immigrant detention center as "holding pen for ________"
"...At a press conference last Thursday, Austin Council Member Mike Martinez called for the resignation of Charles Laws, Mustang..."

March 28, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Beside the Point
Duckmobile politics
"...her opinion apparently wasn't watertight – as Council Member Mike Martinez asked Futrell to rescind her executive decision as..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
If it's August, it must be budget-making time at City Hall
"...these proposals was this is a council priority," says Mike Martinez, referring to council retreats where they created four..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Multiple proposals come before council to preserve housing affordability near Downtown
" created next to the CBD," says Council Member Mike Martinez, one of the initiative's sponsors. "Those are the..."

Jan. 12, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...• On Monday, Council Member Mike Martinez bestowed honors on CERT, the Community Emergency Response..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature

News Roundup: 10-1, Lawsuits, and Strange Fruit
The end of the year is a busy time
"...failure to indict the killer of Ferguson, Mo. teenager Mike Brown. Organized by the People's Task Force, the rally..."

Dec. 8, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Election Night: November 4, 2014
"...Steve Adler, who now faces a runoff against opponent Mike Martinez, chats with supporters during his election night party..."

Nov. 5, 2014 Photo Gallery

Adler Campaign Cries Foul
Labor-funded oppo calls hitting Austin voters
"...753. Both the SLDC and Local 753 have endorsed Mike Martinez for mayor. (Calls to SLDC and Jeremy Hendricks,..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Inside Out ... Outside In
The growing influence of fringe movements on City Hall reflects either a healthy populism or the implosion of civic engagement
" challenging powerful two-term Place 2 incumbent Council Member Mike Martinez, resident of the city's predominately Mexican-American Eastside and..."

March 2, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

City Hall Hustle: If You Don't Build It, They Will Still Come
The welcome mat can only hold so many people
"...of an outdoor music venue," said Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez, taking the lead on the discussion. "It's just..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Look Who's (Not) Talking
City Council considers limits on citizen communications
"...proposed by Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Mar­tinez, contains several welcome improvements – more on those..."

Aug. 21, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Blue Spectre
The 'Statesman' discovers a sinister plot to take control of city government. The culprits? Those union goons, of course
"...taxpayers." Taking a shot at former firefighters union president Mike Martinez, the paper strains to reiterate its chorus that..."

June 30, 2006 News Column by Michael King

What Now for SXSW?
A year after tragedy, the city and the Festival look to a sustainable future
"...March 27, two weeks after the crash, then-Council Member Mike Martinez proposed a resolution to City Council directing City..."

March 13, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Fair and Balanced?
"...embarrassing itself with its continued infatuation of "reporting" about Mike Martinez. Nary a word has been uttered in the..."

Dec. 8, 2014 Postmarks

Point Austin: The Campaigns Continue
Catching up with mayor and county judge wannabes
"...the three major mayoral candidates (Steve Adler, Sheryl Cole, Mike Mar­tinez) and the Travis County Judge nominees (Sarah Eckhardt,..."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Public Notice: The Battle Is Joined
Life Inside the Campaign War Zone
"...on city property taxes, which Steve Adler has embraced, Mike Martinez and Sheryl Cole decried, and which is quick..."

Sept. 12, 2014 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council on Transportation: Pondering the Bond
On Aug. 7, Council will discuss putting a $1 billion bond proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot
"...authority to put anything on the ballot," Council Member Mike Martinez told the Chronicle, "The platform that we will..."

Aug. 1, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Judge on Pregnancy 'Clinics': Signage Ordinance 'Vague'
Anti-abortion centers evade medical service signage requirement
"...[Lee] Yeakel's ruling," City Council Member and ordinance co-sponsor Mike Martinez told the Chronicle. "What we were trying to..."

July 11, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Council: Everything That Fits
CMs get feisty heading into campaign season
"...more – a fairly innocuous resolution (sponsored by CMs Mike Martinez, Laura Morrison, and Kathie Tovo) to accept the..."

June 13, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Marriott Incentives Deal Dies on Dais
Council takes no action on proposed revisions to prevailing wage ordinance
"...were left with was a statement from Council Member Mike Martinez...."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Naked City
No New Jersey flight on Cap Metro's dime
"...meeting when board chair and Austin Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez led a 3-4-1 vote to deny board member..."

May 27, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Rail Reactions
Mayor Pro Tem chimes in on rail delay
"...of at least one council member, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez, who writes the following on his Facebook page...."

March 10, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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