Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul will stay in office after his temporary reinstatement was made permanent Monday.
During impeachment proceedings in April, Paul had been brought up on several charges, including trying to dodge a subpoena. St. Louis County Circuit Judge David Lee Vincent has ruled that because the council added the subpoena charge at the last minute, Paul had no time to prepare a defense. "The City Council violated Paul’s procedural due process rights..." the judge wrote.
Paul had been elected in 2012 after campaigning against tax increment financing for a shopping center project that includes a new Walmart store.
Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul will remain in office.
A judge said Paul's temporary reinstatement is now permanent. A temporary stay of Paul's removal from office was issued on June 11. The judge's order today says the City Council's appeal of the temporary stay is moot.