SEAT PLEASANT — The longtime mayor of a small Prince George’s County city has been removed from office after missing three consecutive City Council meetings without excuse.
The Washington Post reports that Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene W. Grant was removed from office Thursday. Grant has served as mayor of the town of 4,700 since 2004.
According to the city charter, the mayor losses the office if three consecutive meetings are missed without being excused by the council.
Grant declined to tell the newspaper why he missed the meetings, but he said it was not intentional.
Grant said he was proud of his accomplishments over the past 17 years and plans to stay engaged with the city as a resident, though he said he didn’t necessarily agree with the council’s decision to remove him.
The next election is scheduled for September 2024. But City Clerk Dashaun Lanham wrote in an email that the City Council will meet Monday to decide whether a special election should be held. The council president will perform the mayoral duties until the vacancy is filled.