Seat Pleasant Mayor evicted from office

SEAT PLEASANT, Md. (WUSA9) -- You may have heard of politicians being voted out of office, but one mayor in Maryland has been evicted from office.

On Monday, Seat Pleasant's City Council held a closed door session and evicted their Mayor, Eugene Grant, from his City Hall Office.

Grant has worked out of his City Hall office ever since being elected nearly ten years ago, and he suspects the motives are: "personal".

WUSA9 was able to talk to Councilwoman Aretha Stephenson of Seat Pleasant about the eviction over the phone, and the councilwoman told us, that this is not a personal attack against the mayor.

Accourding to Councilwoman Stephenson, there is nothing in council's charter that says they have to provide an office for the mayor, and that "We made this decision because our employees have a right to work in a peaceful and non -hostile environment."

The mayor says there is no truth to the allegations that he has created an environment that is hostile towards the staff. Grant calls the eviction "a miscarriage of justice."

Mayor Grant is vowing to fight the eviction but for now, "I'm going to put a tent right there on Monday", Grant said, referencing to the front yard of city hall, " that will be my office."

That tent is expected to go up on Monday.


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