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Snipes disputes that he was fired

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Soon-to-be former Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes said Tuesday that he was offended by City Council Member Don Zimmerman’s characterization of his resignation as a firing. Snipes is leaving his job this month as a result of his role in sponsoring a controversial speaker on women in government in March. In Tuesday’s edition of the Austin Monitor, we reported that Zimmerman said that City Manager Marc Ott had fired Snipes and that the Council should “better monitor the performance of the city manager.” Snipes called the Monitor to say, “I by no means was fired. I resigned, trying to take the high road in trying to get the city and the organization past all of the issues surrounding the training. I found it disappointing that Zimmerman would say that I was fired to tie that to performance (reviews). … I’ve always had exemplary reviews from the city manager.”

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