ELLISVILLE, MO (KTVI)– There is a new effort to impeach Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul.
He survived one impeachment move last week, based on a resident’s complaint he violated the city charter.
Wednesday night, the city council considers a different reason to remove him from office, a power granted to them under the city charter.
An emergency meeting of the Ellisville council is just getting underway; the council will consider this resolution for the removal of Mayor Paul; among other things.
The resolution accuses him of releasing confidential information from closed meetings; as well as using foul language and drinking alcohol at city hall.
Just last week, the mayor`s attorney was booted from a meeting on impeachment. In a surprise move afterward, a panel of 3 council members voted against impeachment. Two days later, the council launched a new impeachment effort and called a meeting Wednesday night to consider suspending the mayor, who`s been in office less than a year. The mayor’s attorney was in court late Wednesday afternoon, asking a judge to stop this meeting: motion denied.
She says the whole dispute centers of a proposal to use tax dollars on a new Ellisville Walmart. She says the mayor`s opposition to it, swept him into office, in a landslide victory over two of the council members now wanting to impeach him. She says the council is rushing this through before the upcoming April election, because they`re either leaving office because of term limits or likely to get voted out.