San Antonio City Councilman Marc Whyte reinstated to committee assignments

District 10 councilman had been suspended from committee duties since January

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg is giving District 10 City Councilman Marc Whyte another chance.

In a memo on Friday, Nirenberg informed the City Council that Whyte can resume his council committee assignments that he had been suspended from after his arrest on suspicion of DWI.

Nirenberg stripped Whyte of his committee assignments on Jan. 11, the same day the San Antonio Police Department released video of the councilman’s Dec. 29 arrest.

Three days later, the council voted to censure Whyte, which the councilman requested.

Nirenberg said Monday that he had removed Whyte from committee work “to demonstrate that we take drinking and driving seriously,” but also said, “(I) appreciate that he has since been transparent and committed to reconciling his behavior with what we should expect from a member of the Council going forward.”

Whyte, who serves on the Public Safety, Audit, and Economic and Workforce Development Council committees, said he’s ready to get back to work.

“While my work for District 10 in promoting public safety, economic prosperity and government transparency never stopped, I’m happy that my formal duties as a member of the public safety, economic development and audit committees have now resumed,” he said. “I’ll continue to work tirelessly for District 10 and the City of San Antonio to make sure we are the best city we can be.”

Whyte’s first court appearance is scheduled for May. He faces a Class B misdemeanor charge, which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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