Lancaster Has A New Mayor...Again

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 6/30 6:15 pm
It's a revolving door at the Lancaster Mayor's office. 

Back in the fall, the city council voted Mayor Brenda Powers out of office.  A legal battle brought her back, only to have another ruling oust her again. It's a legal fight that could go before the state's highest court.

Council Member Jeff Adams says you have to see it to believe it.

"If we had a thought as a council to make it a reality TV show, we could have made every citizen of Lancaster very wealthy," said Adams.

Back in the fall, Adams and the council unanimously voted to remove then Mayor Brenda Powers from office.

"Simply because she doesn't seem to wish to abide by the rules.  It's just that simple to me," said Adams.

This all started around Halloween.  Recorded on a security camera, Brenda Powers and City Clerk Shari Lane had a verbal confrontation.  Afterwards Lane urged the council to take action.

Lane said Powers bullied and harassed her.  Lane said Powers also accused her of working for a local newspaper as an informant. 

In a voice message Monday afternoon Powers called herself the, "Mayor of Lancaster."

She referred us to her lawyer, who says Powers was illegally removed from office, because of a clash of personalities.

"It just seems like a persecution to me out of a personal vendetta, or something.  I don't know what the problem is, but this just seems wrong on so many levels," said Bradley Guthrie, Powers' Attorney. 

Last week, the court of Appeals ordered Powes out of office.  For a second time, the Council voted Chris Davis Mayor.

Guthrie says he will appeal the latest developments to the state Supreme Court.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Coroner: Elderly Mercer Co. Couple Die in Apparent Murder-Suicide
The Mercer County Coroner has confirmed that an elderly couple were found dead in their home Sunday night following an apparent murder-suicide.
Former High School Football Coach Charged with Sodomy, Sexual Abuse
According to deputies in Pulaski County, a former high school football coach has been arrested on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse.
Police: Shots Fired Near Lexington School
Lexington Police said shots were fired Monday afternoon near Lafayette High School. Although school had been out for the Labor Day holiday, youth football tournament was being held at Lafayette. Video Video
UPDATE: Name Of Victim In Fatal Lexington Crash Released
The name of the woman killed in a Lexington crash early Saturday morning has been released.
Lexington PD: Argument Between Neighbors Results in Gunfire
An argument between neighbors escalated to at least one shot being fired Monday afternoon, according to Lexington Police. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.