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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Pitts sticks with city beyond SXSW
Friday, February 17, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki
Don Pitts will stay on as leader of Austin’s Music and Entertainment Division through the end of April. The city announced the consulting agreement late on Thursday, two days after Pitts submitted his letter resigning from his director position following a monthlong paid administrative leave and investigation into a staff disciplinary issue. Pitts had intended to vacate the job immediately upon his letter’s submission, and in interviews said he was looking forward to returning to the private sector after seven years with the city. Now he will remain in place through April 29, which will provide the city with much-needed expertise during South by Southwest events that will stretch from March 10-19.
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