Ellisville, MO (KSDK) - A controversial impeachment trial is set for Monday night in Ellisville. Council members are trying to oust Mayor Adam Paul -- claiming he overreached his authority, leaked confidential city information along with a list of other charges.
But, the mayor's supporters say this all began because Paul was against the council's plans to give tax breaks for a new Wal-Mart.
The timing of the impeachment trial is critical. Some of the mayor's critics could be voted out of office on Tuesday in a city council election.
"There's no abuse of power," said Paul in an interview with NewsChannel5 on the night before his impeachment trial begins. "You know there's obviously a learning curve, but you can expect that. I was 31 when I was elected Mayor. I was very green," said the husband and father of two. "I think because I didn't jump on board with their agenda they held that was held against me."
Paul says he will take his case to court if he is impeached as his attorneys predict.
"I'm not going to sit on my hands and let these allegations take their toll," said Paul. "I don't want my kids to Google me someday and say, 'Dad got impeached as a mayor.'"
Paul's impeachment is set for 6pm Monday night at Ellisville Elementary. The impeachment was moved to the school from city hall to accommodate the large crowd that is expected.