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Point Austin: Solid State
Leffingwell takes pride in his hometown ... and looks toward one final vote
"...– Mayor Lee Leffingwell, "State of the City" address, Feb. 25..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Column by Michael King

HD 50: Dems Fire Away
As early voting rolls on, Dems exchange hard shots
"...week, Israel joined U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, and Mayor Lee Leffingwell, who’ve each endorsed her, in another push..."

Oct. 27, 2013 News Post by Christopher Hooks

HD 50 Special Election Candidate Snapshot
"...* Notable endorsements: Travis County Sheriffs' Association, former Houston Mayor Bill White, Pflugerville Mayor Pro Tem Victor Gonzales*, former..."

Sept. 6, 2013 News Feature

Time to Google Mark Strama
Retiring rep heads to Google Fiber, will not run for mayor
"...Twitter that " I'm not going to run for Mayor. I'm going to run Google Fiber in Austin." (Little..."

June 26, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Then There's This: Too Much Heartburn Over AE 'Governance'
Council appoints itself to a committee to study utility oversight
"...Only two members – Mayor Lee Leffing­well and Council Member Bill Spelman – were..."

May 31, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: The Reading Railroad
Mayor's search for rail funding earns cheap shot from 'Statesman'
"...times. In his February State of the City speech, Mayor Lee Lef­fingwell declared his intention to ballot the question..."

May 10, 2013 News Column by Michael King

News Ticker: April 1
All the news that's fit to blog
"...did not believe for one moment that Esquire named Mayor Lee Leffingwell "America's Best Dressed Mayor." We all know..."

April 1, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Living Wage Supporters Should Aim Higher
"...aimed higher. Try living on $11 an hour, Mr. Mayor and council members. In the heat. While your boss..."

Dec. 4, 2012 Postmarks

Victories for Living Wages
Development incentives policies seem to be swinging in workers' favor
"...hand-wringing from contractors, the Austin Chamber of Com­merce, and Mayor Lee Leffingwell. For contractors, the worry centers around (predictably)..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

UT Bomb Threat Evacuation
September 14, 2012. 9 Photos
"...chief of police Robert Dahlstrom, UT President William Powers, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and City Manager Marc Ott at a..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Photo Gallery

Geopolitical Fault Lines
Austin's latest attempt at single-member districts is getting a mixed response
"...of a surprise at last week's swearing-in ceremony that Mayor Lee Leffingwell took the occasion not only to declare..."

July 6, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

New Council, Old Issues
Council closes spring meetings with a heavy agenda
"...quite familiar, as all had been reelected in May: Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and Council Mem­bers Sheryl Cole and Mike..."

June 29, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Charge It: Council Cash on Hand
A flurry of last-minute fundraising – and charges and counter-charges between mayoral candidates
"...most heated race: At a press conference on Monday, mayoral candidate Brigid Shea charged that incumbent Lee Leffingwell violated..."

May 11, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Lee Leffingwell: 'Think Long-Range'
The incumbent mayor defends his record
"...heard this talk about "I'd get together with the mayors." Well we have a major cities mayors' group that..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Clay Dafoe: 'Citizens Communication Day'
Newcomer Dafoe jumps into the fray
"...With minimal name recognition and even less money, Dafoe's mayoral candidacy is quite a long shot. Still, the University..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

City Campaign Season Opens
A dozen Council candidates queue up for questions at the "Power Lunch"
"...been much longer for the City Council candidates – mayoral, Place 2, Place 5, and Place 6 -- at..."

March 27, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Nothing From Something
In Austin politics, the more things change, the more they stay the same
" 10-1 – i.e., 10 council members and a mayor) or a hybrid system (some combination of geographic, at-large,..."

Jan. 13, 2012 News Column by Michael King

City Council: Butler Honors and Charter Foresight
Council on the trail to honor the Butlers and revise the charter
"...Item 36, sponsored by Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, and Council..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

SMD: Seventh Time's the Charm?
Citizens' group collecting voter signatures for 10 City Council districts
"...year. In a February State of the City address, Mayor Lee Leffingwell issued a call for a comprehensive City..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Unrepresentative Government
Council takes its stand with as few voters as possible
"...three separate votes over a week to do so. Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole and Council Members Bill Spelman,..."

Oct. 14, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Cole Springs Defense of May Election
Supports turnout, but not at "expense of violating the Charter”
"...Mayor Pro Tem Cole forwarded us a letter she’s sent..."

Sept. 30, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Water, Water Everywhere ... and Nowhere
Council splits on WTP4 audit, possible shutdown
"...Mayor Lee Leffingwell took the lead in opposing the measure,..."

Aug. 5, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Hiding in Plain Sight
Here's your lecture on voting: Vote.
"...– Mayor Lee Leffingwell..."

April 29, 2011 News Column by Michael King

The Daily Hustle: 4/8/11
Caching council communiques considered
"...council wrestled over many aspects off the language. For Mayor Lee Leffingwell, it was the term “conduct” that gave..."

April 8, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Levy Calling Himself on Error
"...Dear Editor, Re: Mayor Leffingwell calling me a “maniacal fool” in an email..."

April 6, 2011 Postmarks

Naked City
"...Cesar Chavez, "Our language is the reflection of ourselves," Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez wrote an open letter to..."

March 18, 2011 News Feature

Point Austin: Expiation Day
If apologies are in order, the line forms here
"...the day is now public apologies, remorse, and expiation. Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez have..."

March 11, 2011 News Column by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Fan Mail From the Flounders
The Great E-Mail Scandal ... or, Don't Hit Send!
"...all the attention paid to the exchange in which Mayor Lee Lef­fing­well calls Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr..."

March 4, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 8/13/10
Press release rodeo!
"...Elsewhere, Mayor Lee Leffingwell is looking for local businesses to laud..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Leffingwell Proposes Rail/Comp Bond Vote in 2012
Change to city attorney's office, single-member districts also
"...Mayor Leffingwell’s aide Mark Nathan posted a blog entry today..."

June 16, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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