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City Hall Hustle: Fiery Colors
Reorganizing the AFD is about money ... and justice
"...Sheryl Cole moved approval, until Mike Martinez offered a substitute motion for a delay. "It's..."

May 22, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Thirty Days Away: What the C&Es Tell
Who's paying the big bucks to see their candidate win?
"...$350 contributions (the individual limit) from fellow Council Member Mike Martinez and Pedernales Electric Cooperative general manager (and former..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Public Safety Likely to Avoid Big Budget Cuts
Local public-safety agencies will be asked to trim, rather than hack, their respective budgets
"...Assistant City Manager Mike McDonald told members of Austin's Public Safety Task Force..."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Firefighters Give Contract the Axe
The contract would've helped the chief diversify the department – a bad thing, apparently
" fully fund retirees' pensions, says City Coun­cil Member Mike Martinez, a former firefighter. But members rejected the agreement..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Krusee Victory Mike Krusee is in the clear now that a Driving..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature

Point Austin: Nobody in Charge
For the Cap Metro chaos, blame a feckless board
" hadn't been for board and City Council Member Mike Martinez, who initially proposed a temporary compromise deal two..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Cap Metro Cancels Shuttle Services
Transit agency bows to new federal rule on shuttles
"...Cap Metro board member Mike Martinez is prepared to let our transit authority issue..."

July 25, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point
Council cools its jets in post-SXSW haze
"...Will Wynn giving props to local rock dudes and Mike Martinez high-fiving hipsters at day parties, you gotta be..."

March 21, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Citizens Needed
The city is considering charter revision, but the citizens are still yawning
"...The high-profile positions haven't changed much. Council Member Mike Martinez, who initiated the current SMD discussion, remains strongly..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Beside the Point
Council takes long, slow journey into night
"...for the city attorney. Per voter approval, Leffingwell and Mike Martinez's ordinance would have allowed council to appoint the..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
The politics of panhandling
"...and council members alike shot down the spook stories. Mike Martinez noted that Acevedo's Top 20 list featured the..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories: 'L' Is for 'Lake' – and Legal and Ludicrous
The Waterfront Overlay has an intricate history
"...Council Member Mike Martinez, who has led the recent charge at council..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point
Seaholm unveiled: Is the game worth the phalli?
"...To their credit, Jennifer Kim and Mike Martinez strove to promote affordability in a less laissez-faire..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside The Point
Council approves contract for design of Water Treatment Plant No. 4, despite lingering endangered-species questions
"...impact analysis of the habitat issue," said Council Member Mike Martinez, speaking of the still-to-be-determined location of WTP 4..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Election Notes
Endorsements and dollars accumulate as campaigns hit stretch
" a hard run to Austin firefighters union president Mike Martinez. May has only a handful of endorsements, but..."

May 5, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...standard for four-person staffing per fire-fighting apparatus. According to Mike Martinez, president of the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters,..."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Lege Notes
Odds and ends – mostly odds – from beneath the pink granite dome
" decision," said Austin Association of Professional Firefighters President Mike Martinez, who was on the TSAFF committee that handled..."

July 29, 2005 News Column

Pro-Kim/Anti-Clarke Crowd Celebrates
Place 3 run-off candidate Jennifer Kim soaks up victory with supporters
"...few enthusiastic little old ladies and Texas Monthly Publisher Mike Levy, this election party was about a new, young..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Firefighters Want to Bargain
Austin Firefighters bring collective bargaining to the May 15 ballot
" are open to the public. In all, says Mike Martinez, president of the AAPF, collective bargaining would demystify..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
The union gathers signatures to put collective bargaining on the May ballot
"...armed with petitions and seeking your signature. According to Mike Martinez, president of the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters,..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Total Utility
The pain and politics of raising electric rates as a means of controlling our destiny
"...Council Member Mike Martinez agreed: "Nobody that's an elected official ever wants..."

June 15, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Funding Balance
Some Austin politicos think qualified candidates of average means are deterred from running due to low contribution limits
"...That was the reality faced by former Coun­cil Member Mike Martinez, who lost to Adler in the mayoral race..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Jack Craver

Leffingwell Endorses Adler
Mayor calls attorney the "most trustworthy” candidate
"...colleagues, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole and Council Member Mike Martinez – Leffingwell said Adler has the “experience, gravitas,..."

Oct. 27, 2014 News Post by Michael King

The Road to 10-1: CLC Endorsements
Local unions' council announces its picks for 10-1
"...membership of 26 local unions) endorsed City Council Member Mike Martinez for mayor, and picked favorites in nine of..."

Aug. 29, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: Publicly Noted
A brand-new column courtesy of Nick Barbaro
"...the two mayoral candidate council members, Sheryl Cole and Mike Martinez. The proposals are of different scale and import,..."

Aug. 29, 2014 News Column by Nick Barbaro

APD Cracks Down on Spillway Swimmers and Dogs
APD began enforces ban on swimming and off-leash dogs at the spillway, after years of turning a blind eye
"...also be working with policymakers such as Council members Mike Martinez and Chris Riley on a solution that allows..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Council: The Budget Warms Up ... and Ott's Under Fire
With substantive postponements, this week's Council meeting may bring fireworks
" Austin Monitor and KUT-FM reported that Spelman and Mike Martinez had posted the reviews, which they both initially..."

April 25, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Spring Bluebonnets, Spring Candidates
The November district Council races continue to rumble into action
"...6, and Mandy Dealey, District 10, last week, and Mike Martinez is holding an all-day tour for his mayoral..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline Grand Opening
July 22, 2013. 20 photos.
"...City Council Member Mike Martinez (r) presents a proclamation to Drafthouse CEO Tim..."

July 22, 2013 Photo Gallery

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
"...of events permitting into a streamlined process. Council Member Mike Martinez's office is at the center of that effort...."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

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