Bellevue City Council ejects Shannon from meeting, votes to demolish car wash

Posted at 11:12 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 00:12:25-04

Tension at Bellevue City Council meeting tonight as lawmakers decided what to do about a run-down car wash, owned by fellow Councilman Pat Shannon.

"I’m an officer of the company," Shannon told City Attorney Patrick J. Sullivan at the meeting.

"Then you have an interest in it, and you cannot attend this meeting. May I ask that you have the police chief remove him from the meeting if he's not going to leave," Sullivan said.

They booted Shannon from the meeting, and voted to tear down the former business at 28th Avenue and Capehart Road.

The city had given Shannon a month to renovate the property after people complained it's an eyesore.

But Shannon said he's not buying that explanation.

"I believe that when we have complaints coming over the internet, and all of the sudden the city is going to take action on a property based on just telephone calls," he said. "That threatens every property in Bellevue."

Shannon vows to fight the council's decision in court.