The longtime mayor of a small Prince George’s County city lost his seat Thursday after missing three consecutive city council meetings without excuse.
On Thursday, the city of Seat Pleasant announced the removal of Eugene W. Grant, who’s served as mayor of the town of 4,700 since 2004. According to the city charter, the mayor forfeits his seat if he misses three consecutive meetings without being excused by the council. Grant declined to share why he missed th meetings but 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. He said he does not plan to seek reelection.
“The council made its decision, and it is what it is,” Grant told The Washington Post. “I hope they do what’s right for the city.”