Prairie Village to review ethics allegations against mayor, councilmembers

A Prairie Village city hall new construction build would feature a remade city council chambers.

Prairie Village City Council in June 2023. File photo.

The Prairie Village City Council on Monday will take up a lengthy series of ethics complaints lodged against the mayor and almost half of the city council that a resident filed two months ago.

Mike Sullinger, who has been an outspoken critic of the city’s housing recommendations and was also part of a group of residents who tried unsuccessfully to have Mayor Eric Mikkelson recalled multiple times this year, submitted an eight-page code of ethics complaint against a majority of the governing body on Sept. 20.

The complaint generally pertains to the city’s controversial housing recommendations and Sullinger’s contention that some of the city leaders who worked on them have a conflict of interest because of their connections to an organization that has attainable housing as part of its area of focus.