SEAT PLEASANT, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two weeks ago, a town council evicted Mayor Eugene Grant from his City Hall office, even though he is still the mayor, and has two years left in his term.
Many believe the decisions was more personal than anything, "this has nothing to do with how the government is run, they have personal issues" one resident told WUSA9.
None of the council members who partook in the 4-2 vote to evict the mayor would speak to WUSA9 about the decision on camera. But one council member who spoke with us by phone said the mayor created a a hostile work environment.
But Mayor Grant is refusing to let the council's vote stop him from doing his job, and so on Friday he unzipped his new office, a tent on the lawn of city hall.
"This office belongs to the people of Seat Pleasant Maryland" the mayor declared to a crowd gathered on the lawn.
As the office used by mayors since 1965 sat unused, Grant went about co-signing checks and meeting with supporters in his tent, just like he would on any other day.
" Wherever he can serve the citizens, if it's in a tent, if it's outside, he's going to do well because we are going to support him", one resident said.