Ellisville City Council
Mayor Adam Paul calls it a stressful situation and says the request for bids has gone out to audit companies.
“This isn’t a matter of revenge or of payback for what transpired or what was set forth against me,” the mayor says.
“I compare it to a bad parody of the TV series ‘Lost’ where one second you think you know what’s going on or what’s transpired and the next second you’re scratching your head”
Representatives for developer Sansone Group didn’t show up and Walmart’s corporate office said the company wanted to bring in their own attorneys anyway.
“I’m so excited to get back into work but when I hear the city’s trying to appeal or reconsider the motion to stay me, it kind of took the sail out of my winds”
“I want to get the city back going, I want to turn ashy back to classy,” Paul said after Wednesday’s council meeting.
It ends tonight. Or rather, the Ellisville mayor’s impeachment saga is supposed to end tonight.
At the door sits a metal detector. Inside is an elementary school gymnasium filled with folding chairs which are themselves filled with shouting residents.
A lawyer for Paul argued that the city’s charter is unconstitutional and therefore the impeachment attempt should be grounded.
A judge usually isn’t also part of the prosecution. But then again, the impeachment process for Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul has been anything but usual.