San Antonio Councilman Mario Bravo suspended after verbally attacking Councilwoman Ana Sandoval

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File photo of District 1 Councilman Mario Bravo

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg stripped District 1 Councilman Mario Bravo from all committee assignments and external appointments on Friday until an investigation into his verbal attack on another councilmember is completed.

Bravo lashed out at Councilwoman Ana Sandoval last week after she did not back his proposal over the distribution of the CPS Energy surplus revenue.

The pair previously dated. Bravo publicly said at the council meeting thar her actions illustrated why their relationship ended and why he did not want to have children with her. Sandoval cried in response.

Bravo later apologized to all parties.

The mayor’s office also released the following statement from Nirenberg on Friday afternoon:

“Maintaining decorum is essential for City Council to do its work. Everyone deserves to be treated respectfully and professionally but elected officials should hold themselves to the highest standard. It is every organization’s responsibility to provide a secure professional work environment. The City of San Antonio and my office take this responsibility seriously.”

It was not immediately clear when that investigation would be completed or if Bravo faced further official sanctions from the city.


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