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Election Wrap-up
"...Mayor: When Wynn Won..."

May 9, 2003 News Feature

Re-Redistricting
If Tom DeLay has his way, Austin will have no voice in Congress.
"...that I'm going to be out of work," joked Mayor Gus Garcia, "I would be glad to be named..."

May 9, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...In your April 25 article about the mayor's race ["Mayoral Candidates"], you overlooked the Travis Co. Green..."

May 2, 2003 Column

Borders Backs Out
A setback for Sixth + Lamar, a victory for keeping Austin weird
"...and change. At least two candidates in the current mayoral race, Max Nofziger and Marc Katz, point to Sixth..."

April 25, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Endorsements
The Chronicle endorsements
"...Mayor: Will Wynn Though it would have been much more..."

April 18, 2003 News Feature

Endorsements
The Chronicle endorsements
"...Mayor: Will Wynn Though it would have been much more..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines
"...in the May 3 election, featuring races for Austin mayor and three City Council seats and a critical tax/bond..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Entertainment Economy
As the Austin film, music, and gaming scenes become a "cluster," civic leaders are looking for industrial-strength creativity
"...This may be about to change. The much-discussed Mayor's Task Force on the Economy, chaired by council members..."

March 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
All hail Leslie Cochran, Austin's queen of political soul.
"...Like many mayoral candidates before him, Leslie Cochran kicked off his campaign..."

March 14, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Will Will Wynn Win?
A rundown on Wynn's opponents -- so far -- in the 2003 mayor's race.
"...Wynn is facing six announced opponents in the 2003 mayoral election:..."

Feb. 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...Paul Saldaña, Mayor Gus Garcia's chief of staff, is going the way..."

Jan. 31, 2003 News Feature

Arts Consultants: Connect the Cultural Dots
The city's consultants recommend a new, one-stop shop and more funding for Austin's arts programs.
"...consultant back in 2001, when council members -- particularly Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman -- decided the cultural contracts..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: How Weird Is That?
Austin's new recipe for economic vitality collides with the reigning quality-of-life agenda
"...of last week's insights (see "Naked City") from the Mayor's Task Force on the Economy, chaired by council members..."

Nov. 29, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Did SOS Matter?
The battle for Barton Springs has been a struggle over the soul of the city.
"...harm. When Gus Garcia formally announced his candidacy for mayor last October, less than a month after Sept. 11,..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Back to the Chalkboard?
"...ISD have cooled a bit since last year, when Mayor Gus Garcia made the district's problems the major focus..."

May 17, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...Mayor Gus Garcia announced Monday that the city and KLRU-TV..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

A Primer on Prop. 1
Mike Clark-Madison summarizes the Austin Fair Elections Act.
"...Spending limits. To qualify for public funds, candidates for mayor would have to agree to limit spending to $200,000..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Mixed Signals
Why is the City Council trying to undercut single-member districts?
"...the SMD system -- 10 districts and an at-large mayor -- adjudged by two different incarnations of the city's..."

March 8, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...Griffith and fellow signature-seekers, Council Member Daryl Slusher and Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman, is March 20...."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...I ask Mayor Garcia and the City Council. Please don't wrench apart..."

Nov. 23, 2001 Column

Welcome Back, Gus!
A Heavy Agenda for Garcia's new council
"..."Mayor and Council, it pains me to say this, [but]..."

Nov. 23, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Georgetown Recalls -- and Recollects
The latest salvos in the Georgetown Smackdown
"...-- for a recall election that seeks to oust Mayor MaryEllen Kersch and four other council members, including Mayor..."

Nov. 16, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Catching Hell in G'Town
Battle over recall, development, and civility continues in Georgetown.
"...the city last month. The petition seeks to recall Mayor MaryEllen Kersch and four of the six current City..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Politics
"...pretended -- Where's the mass transit? Where's the minority mayor? -- but it was also free-spirited, socially tolerant, and..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Isn't It FABulous?
Austin considers a $95 million incentives package for AMD
"...According to Mayor Kirk Watson, the city's pending offer of $95 million..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
The City Council moves forward with Austin's regional transportation plan, but assures neighbors of road-widening projects proposed in the plan that they, not the state of Texas, have the authority to decide what gets built and when.
"...that could eventually be used to improve them. As Mayor Kirk Watson and others tried to explain, the City..."

June 15, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Postmarks
Our readers holding forth, but not holding back.
"...For the big decisions, deals spring from the Mayor's office, fully formed, with citizens' boards and commissions left..."

June 1, 2001 Column

Jesus Saves
With the city facing its biggest budget crunch in a decade, city manager Jesus Garza has begun to make some tough financial choices.
"...happened to be under Kirk Watson, our most popular mayor of all time. Funny. Garza is not so beloved,..."

May 25, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Deconstructing Downtown
The Economy Sneezes -- and Austin's Central Business District Catches a Cold
"...level, there is growing dissent over the inclination of Mayor Kirk Watson, with the City Council's blessing, to grant..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Mystery Train
Light Rail's narrow defeat at the polls has probably spared Capital Metro an assault by legislators in January. But the agency is trying to figure out how to keep rail on track while satisfying Republican legislators who want sales tax returned.
"...we want, and what Rep. Krusee wants, and what Mayor Watson wants," says former Austin mayor pro tem John..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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