Racism played role in city manager’s resignation, official says

Lysik said to be a target of attacks

SPLIT DECISION–Councilmembers Fred Gaines, left, and David Shapiro, second from left, voted in mid-May to retain the city manager. Mayor Alicia Weintraub and Councilmembers James Bozajian and Mary Sue Maurer voted to dismiss him. Courtesy City of Calabasas

Calabasas City Councilmember Fred Gaines said racist remarks made against the city’s former chief executive played a role in his recent and sudden resignation.

Former city manager Gary Lysik, who resigned under pressure on May 18 for all...

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