The Venice Stakeholders Association filed multiple public records requests with the city of Los Angeles portions of which were repeatedly denied.
After finally filing a lawsuit, the city agreed to turn over documents. Some of those documents proved suspicions of the Venice Stakeholders that a city employee who worked for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was working behind-the-scenes and posting inflammatory messages under a pseudonym on a community web site. That employee, James Bickhart, was later disciplined. He was suspended for one week.
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