City Council Votes to Remove Mayor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) -- The Lancaster City Council voted unanimously to remove the city's mayor following allegations that she has created a hostile work environment at city hall.

Several city hall workers testified against Mayor Brenda Powers at a public hearing on Saturday.

The hearing was called after Powers and City Clerk Shari Lane had a heated discussion last month that had to be broken up by two officers.

Lane claimed Powers has harassed and "bullied" her over the last three years that Powers has been in office. Two utility clerks also testified that Powers has created a hostile work environment.

However, Powers said the testimony failed to demonstrate misconduct on her part.

The council has 30 days to appoint a new mayor.

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