Settlement reached with former Leavenworth Mayor Shay Baker
9:10 PM, Mar 18, 2011
LEAVENWORTH, Kansas - Leavenworth City Commissioner Shay Baker and the City of
Leavenworth have reached an agreement related to a lawsuit. Baker
filed the suit a year ago after fellow City Commissioners voted to
remove her as Mayor of Leavenworth.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western
Missouri filed the lawsuit alleging that the City of Leavenworth
and four City Commissioners violated Baker’s free speech and
due process rights.
In a settlement announced on Friday, the city agreed to pay
Baker $2,000. Baker agreed to release the city of all claims
related to the matter and forego a legislative trip to Washington,
Each party will also be responsible for their own legal
Baker is still a member of the Leavenworth City Commission.