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Council Preview: Are You Reddy for This?
Council delays discussions about Austin Energy
"...on repeat code offenders; Item 50 (Kathie Tovo and Mike Martinez) would designate pilot neighborhoods for universal registration and..."

June 7, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Guns & Ammo ... and Austin Politics
The state of gun control in Travis County
"...Council's Public Health and Human Ser­vices Committee (chaired by Mike Martin­ez), where discussion Tuesday afternoon ran the range of..."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Then There's This: Cracking Down on Homelessness
Chief defends police initiative on crime
"...But the council committee members – Mike Martinez, Laura Morrison, and Chris Riley – were not..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Texas Rollergirls Pulling for Mayor Leffingwell at Fun Fun Fun (Literally)
Flat track Roller Derby league smashes on Saturday, tugs on Sunday
"...old friend Leffingwell (aka Mayor Maynot) and Council Member Mike Martinez have a little rivalry going, and they've decided..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

The Calendar's on Fire!
Council takes up the contentious subject of the election date
"...Bill Spelman, and Kathie Tovo voted aye; Lee Leffingwell, Mike Martinez, and Chris Riley voted no. (Political prognosticators have..."

Oct. 7, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Voter Suppression Made Easy
Hold the election when everybody votes? No way.
"...Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mike Martinez, Spel­man, and Cole will all be up for..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Column by Michael King

TDH: 9/23/11
November spawned a monster: Split council keeps May vote
"...from the policy. with many observers noting Leffingwell and Mike Martinez stand a better chance in a high-turnout November..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

'An Independent Person'
A Conversation With Randi Shade
"...and there's no question that I sit next to Mike [Martinez] and Chris [Riley], and Sheryl [Cole] sits next..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

The Daily Hustle: 1/26/11
Chris Riley campaign launches
"...Cole, Lee Leffingwell, Randi Shade and Bill Spelman, plus Mike Martinez, who introduced his next door neighbor on the..."

Jan. 26, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Anywhere but Here
Austin altruism in danger of homelessness once again
"...'Don't event think of it,'" says Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez, who has morphed into the de facto council..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Trailer Snack Smackdown
More regs for food cart vendors?
"...on behalf of Ramsey, showed committee members Randi Shade, Mike Martinez, and Laura Morrison photos of fly-by-night vendors, one..."

May 14, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Bus Stops Here: Two Finalists for Top Spot
Agency looks outside for new leadership
"...hour," said board chair and Austin Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez. "He took the reins and ran with them..."

May 14, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

MetroRail Watch
Capital Metro sets yet another goal for the launch of MetroRail
"...› Austin Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez was elected chair of the Capital Metro board..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

All Aboard: Shake-Up on the Cap Metro Board
Changes required by the Lege will put more than just new faces on the board
"...whittled down to four, and the other CAMPO appointee, Mike Manor, did not make the cut. The Survivors:..."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Back to the Drawing Board
Council rejects proposals for the creation of city music and arts departments
"...Mike Martinez, whose aide, Bobby Gar­za, was deeply involved in..."

May 22, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Counseling: How Many Librarians Equal One Firefighter?
Fire Department budget cuts
" implement. Puncturing the congratulatory hullabaloo was Council Mem­ber Mike Martinez, who questioned the change. Fire currently staffs four..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Alternating Current
At campaign time, the policy choices just get tougher
"...the cost, not only financially but politically, Council Member Mike Martinez questioned the immediate necessity of the array. Saying..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Everybody's on Vacation
The complicated business of hiring a city auditor who's already the city auditor
"...and independence ... from city influence," said Council Member Mike Martinez. So what did council do next? Simple: vacate..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Council Packs More 'P' Into Every PUD
Proposed PUD ordinance changes may give council more mastery over master-planned developments
"...Council Member Mike Martinez, who serves on the task force with colleagues..."

May 30, 2008 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Beside the Point
Single-member districts proposal shoehorned into discussion and vote, barely in advance of city's election-setting deadline
" can afford a calendar at City Hall? Can't Mike Mar­tin­ez get one from the Austin firefighters at cost?..."

Feb. 29, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: How Will We Manage?
Council looks for a new manager, and new kind
"...exploding into personal conflict, most audibly between Futrell and Mike Martinez. Some of this is structural, since policy-makers and..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Developing Stories: The Mistake on the Lake
The 'Save Town Lake' lawsuit turns up a legal mystery at City Hall
"...need to take responsibility and correct the situation now." (Mike Martinez said this week that council could direct the..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point: Money, Money Everywhere
City budget: A study in haves and have-nots
"...Many of those agencies have expanding needs." Chimes in Mike Martinez, "Health and Human Services is always one of..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Troubled men's shelter gets tentative council approval; sparring continues over cabs
"...franchise was traveled once more, with the lines between Mike Martinez and Betty Dunkerley drawn even more sharply. Martinez..."

April 27, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories: Where Are They Now?
The latest on this year's big digs
"...indicated; joining him in his proposal were Council Members Mike Martinez and Betty Dunkerley. The fund would be bankrolled..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point: A Vegetative State
The City Council tries to move the budget beyond meat and potatoes
"...referendum – as the ceiling for their budget talks. Mike Martinez, establishing that the higher rate would garner an..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
City Council gets ready to wade in the water (treatment plant)
"...Brewster McCracken suggested that incoming members Sheryl Cole and Mike Martinez in their inaugural meeting – that's today, June..."

June 23, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Tells Firefighters Volunteering Not Allowed
Union chief sees double standard on charity projects
"...week. According to Austin Association of Professional Firefighters President Mike Martinez, firefighters working all three shifts at No. 5,..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
The Austin union gets a May 15 election to seek collective bargaining
" falls to City Clerk Shirley Brown. AAPF President Mike Martinez said he feels confident the union secured at..."

March 12, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Council Plows Into Rate Review
In the meantime, Austin Energy says it can do without $35 million stopgap
"...brought by Council Members Laura Morrison, Kathie Tovo, and Mike Martinez, which also called for taking additional time to..."

March 9, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

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