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Censure, no-confidence vote on Mario Bravo scheduled for Nov. 10 council meeting

San Antonio – The San Antonio City Council will determine subsequent week whether or not to censure District 1 Councilman Mario Bravo and difficulty a vote of “no confidence” over his offended confrontation with District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval forward of the council’s funds vote on Sep. 15.

The metropolis contracted New Braunfels legal professional Natalie Rougeux to conduct an unbiased investigation into the occasion. The investigation discovered Bravo’s “actions violated City Council’s rules and expectations that are reflected in City Administrative Directives 4.67 Equal Employment Opportunity/Anti-Harassment and 4.80 Violence in the Workplace,” in keeping with an agenda memo posted on-line Thursday night.

The memo states Bravo “aggressively approached and berated a fellow City Council member,” however didn’t delve into the specifics of the encounter or his precise rule violations.

A metropolis corridor supply stated town council, except Bravo and Sandoval, was briefed on the findings throughout a virtually two-hour government session Thursday morning. A metropolis spokeswoman stated town couldn’t present KSAT with the report on the incident, citing attorney-client privilege.

As KSAT beforehand reported, sources stated Bravo bought personal in the course of the confrontation, which left Sandoval, whom he had beforehand dated, in tears. Bravo later shouted at Sandoval’s prime aide that “she put the knives in my back.”

Bravo later claimed Sandoval’s workforce had promised to help his plan for the surprising windfall of CPS Energy money. He accused her of “breaking her promise at the last hour” to help his plan for spending $42.5 million.

A supply conversant in the discussions forward of the meeting, although, stated Sandoval’s workforce had not made any dedication to help Bravo’s plan main as much as the vote.

Sandoval’s abstention from a vote in the course of the meeting that adopted meant Bravo’s plan for the money died and town went ahead with a mayor-supported metropolis workers plan to make use of the money for CPS invoice credit.

The District 7 Councilwoman had her personal climate-related proposal handed as a part of the closing funds with $9.5 million of funding for FY 2023 and $9.15 million for FY 2024.

During the council dialogue following the contentious vote, City Attorney Andy Segovia needed to interrupt Bravo to inform him to chorus from directing his feedback at Sandoval, whom Bravo was repeatedly referencing.

On Sept. 23, town legal professional’s office confirmed town had counseled an “independent investigation” into the matter, and Mayor Ron Nirenberg indefinitely suspended Bravo from his committee assignments.

Both Bravo and Sandoval’s workplaces declined to remark on this story.

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