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Then There's This: Too Much Heartburn Over AE 'Governance'
Council appoints itself to a committee to study utility oversight
"...appear to be going anywhere. Meanwhile, Chris Riley, with Mike Martinez and Laura Morrison, moved ahead with a new..."

May 31, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Council: Follow the Props and the Money
It's a full docket as council tries to set November's bond election
"...Last week, Mike Martinez argued that even if council eventually decides not..."

Aug. 17, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Meet the New Council, Same as the Old Council
All four incumbents seeking re-election will see another term, though some cut it closer than others
"...Vote Lee Leffingwell11,59555.2%13,83949.7%25,43452.1% Brigid Shea7,07233.7%11,04339.7%18,11537.1% Clay Dafoe2,35011.2%2,95710.6%5,30710.9% PLACE 2 Mike Martinez11,14754.2%15,30256.6%26,44955.5% Laura Pressley9,42445.8%11,75943.5%21,18344.5% PLACE 5 Bill Spelman10,80555.0%15,28059.9%26,08557.7% Dominic “Dom”..."

May 18, 2012 News Feature

It's May in a Landslide!
Council votes 4-3 – three times – to keep spring election
"...Kathie Tovo again voted aye over nays from Leffingwell, Mike Martinez, and Chris Riley...."

Oct. 14, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Low-Speed Ahead!
Council finally comes around on a pilot program for electric cabs
"...The routes were also grist for discussion from Mike Martinez, voicing his concern that the item initiating the..."

Oct. 14, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Labor Changes Irk Transit Workers
New law and money woes prompt Cap Metro changes
"...end," said the board chair, Austin City Council Member Mike Martinez – a former president of Austin's firefighters' union...."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Color of Fire
The Austin Fire Department is making another attempt at staff diversity – will it do any better this time?
"...those emails Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez exchanged with each other during a particularly heated..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Department of Strange Clarifications
Fire chief sets the record straight
"...complaint against Mayor Lee Leffing­well and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez (along with the Public Information Act lawsuit filed..."

March 18, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Hall Monitors Needed
If a council quorum is now two, maybe chaperones are in order?
"...caricature. He does cite the most damning passage from Mike Martinez: "I think the meetings are important and we..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Column by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Gather Round Yon Virgins
Council lopes toward Christmas in thermal underwear
"...On a message of personal privilege, Mike Martinez and Randi Shade opened the meeting by eulogizing..."

Dec. 24, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Deciding What To Settle For
City Council poised to prolong the Sanders / Quintana agony
"...week he is "leaning against," and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez issued a statement saying he opposes the settlement..."

July 30, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Cap Metro Promises To Be Good
Transit agency formally responds to Sunset findings
" Cap Metro board chair and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez and interim president/CEO Doug Allen, the reply letter..."

May 14, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

State Report Slams Cap Metro
Transit agency in a crisis, Sunset Advisory Commission says
"...conference last week he and Cap Metro board Chair Mike Martinez welcomed the report – although in a subsequent..."

April 30, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Strayhorn the Populist
Ex-mayor visits City Hall, blazing another nuclear trail
"...and lost. It was a point Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez, who led the push for firefighter bargaining prior..."

April 30, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Making 'Pregnancy Centers' Tell the Truth
Proposed ordinance would require CPCs to provide full disclosure
"...proposed by Spelman (and co-sponsored by Laura Morrison and Mike Martinez) – defines the centers as "limited-service pregnancy centers"..."

April 9, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Can It Be? MetroRail Prepares to Launch.
Cap Metro once again announces a start date for the MetroRail
"...Austin Mayor Pro Tem and Cap Metro Board Chair Mike Martinez, "We're not going to tear a rotator cuff..."

March 12, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Untiring Efforts
The investigation has just begun, but already one city employee has been put on administrative leave
"...not pleased to read about it," Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez wrote in an e-mail. "We will ask staff..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Trial Date Set for Nona Allen
Case moves forward with evidence of potential gender-based discrimination
"...about the ruling. On Nov. 13, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez wrote to City Manager Marc Ott and AFD..."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Feature by Caitlin Meredith

Cap Metro Not Budging on Budget
Board hears earful on inaccessible bus stops
"...Board member and Austin Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez said he hears the concerns about the stimulus..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Point Austin: A Few Choice Words for Capital Metro
Wyatt firing just the latest in string of management fiascoes
"...on direct personnel matters. City Council and board member Mike Martinez apologized for not being able to say much:..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Logical Error
Cap Metro's rail and budget travails
"...stretch," said board member and Austin Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez. "We just don't know yet how long it..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Off the Record
Sounding off on the ripple effect from City Council's changes to the Austin City Code regarding live music at restaurants, while Vega makes some noise with Crystal Castles
"...choosing to operate at 70 decibels, fellow Council Member Mike Martinez says that he's working on the creation of..."

April 24, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Point Austin: Campaign Trailing
A few notes from the run-up to your own participatory government
" more user-friendly" – only sitting Council Members Leffingwell, Mike Martinez, and Sheryl Cole showed any inclination to actually..."

April 3, 2009 News Column by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Circling the Wagons
Local pols start sorting candidates
"...the Capital Area Asian American Democrats). Place 2 incumbent Mike Martinez has steamrolled late-registering challenger Jose Quintero. Quintero was,..."

March 27, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Cool City: Solar Subtleties
Cost of solar array depends on how you look at it – and when
"...expensive. At the Feb. 12 council session, Council Member Mike Martinez questioned Duncan on whether solar power, like wind..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Board Members: Voices
"...and Recreation BoardFirst appointed: April 25, 2002 Nominated by: Mike Martinez..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: Still a City to Run
Election hangover keeping you awake? Just read this agenda ... zzzz.
"...force behind the Public Safety Task Force, Council Member Mike Martinez is carrying to council a task force resolution..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Gomez to Lead Cap Metro Board
Travis County commissioner moves to top board seat at transportation agency
"...The board represents both urban and suburban/regional perspectives. Mike Martinez had sought the influential chair position, promising to..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

City Hall Hustle: What Would Sarah Do?
Railin' on Palin's veep credentials
"...Mike Martinez says he's "honestly not sure" if Palin's been..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Cap Metro Courting Prospective Partners
Transit authority could extend rail and bus service well beyond Austin
"...application period closed June 27, yielding just six candidates: Mike Martinez (Austin City Council member), John Cowman (Leander mayor),..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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