Former Tricentennial planner now leaving City of San Antonio job


SAN ANTONIO -- The man who was in charge of planning San Antonio's Tricentennial is also leaving his position with the City of San Antonio.

Edward Benavides turned in his resignation Thursday, but it wasn't announced until Friday in a memo from City Manager Sheryl Sculley. He had already stepped down last year as CEO of the Tricentennial Commission.

Benavides received criticism for a number of decisions, including negotiating for an exclusive television deal with KSAT-TV before contacting other potential bidders.

He's agreed to advise the city on tricentennial events until March.

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