Md. Mayor Pitches Tent In Front of City Hall After Being Kicked Out of His Office

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A Maryland mayor who was threatening to pitch a tent in front of city hall after the town council voted to evict him from his office earlier this month has finally followed through.

Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant’s space comes complete with desk, chairs, mug and American flag.

He says he plans to hold meetings and conduct business there.

When speaking to WNEW earlier in August, Grant said he doesn’t deny that he’s sometimes intense, aggressive and demanding. Employees had complained about his harsh language and treatment, which sparked his eviction.

He’s asking residents to reach out using the hashtag #MobileMayor on social media because he’s on the move. His supporters are starting a petition, and some even want more than that.

He and the council have clashed over several issues in recent years, but Grant has no plans to step down. He may even run for a fourth term in 2016, he says.

Md. Mayor Pitches Tent In Front Of City Hall

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WNEW’s Jim MacKay contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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