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Tim Keane, who abruptly departed his general manager role for the City of Calgary’s planning department after fewer than six weeks on the job, has returned to South Carolina to work for the City of Charleston’s local government.

A May 23 press release from the City of Charleston confirmed Keane’s appointment as the municipality’s new head of planning, permitting and engineering section. Keane previously worked for the coastal city from 1999 to 2015, according to his recently deleted LinkedIn page.

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“With a career spanning over 16 years with the city prior to 2015, Keane has since lent his expertise to guiding municipalities across North America in their city planning initiatives,” Charleston’s release stated. “This section will house stormwater, planning and preservation, Housing & Community Development, as well as the Engineering, Permit Center, and Building Inspections divisions.”

Keane was hired by the City of Calgary in February as the general manager of planning and development services. He started his role in mid-April, but abruptly departed just a month into the job, citing familial and personal circumstances.

Earlier this week, the city told Postmedia Keane’s sudden resignation was “unexpected” and that to respect his privacy, it would not be sharing any details surrounding his departure.

“We do wish him and his family well,” the statement read. “The well-being of our employees and their families is essential in our common purpose of making life better every day.”

During his brief time in Calgary, Keane helped oversee the marathon public hearing on blanket rezoning, and delivered administration’s “what we heard” report.

Prior to coming to Calgary, he also worked for the cities of Atlanta, Georgia; and Boise, Idaho in similar capacities.

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