On May 11, 2017, there was one item on the Muscatine City Council agenda. Councilman Allen Harvey made a motion to move forward with Special Prosecutor John Nahara’s Written Charges of Removal. Councilman Santos Saucedo seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously, officially removing Diana Broderson from the office of Mayor, effective immediately. Broderson exited council chambers and met with her attorney in her office. The council was advised by Acting City Attorney Pat Burk of Brick and Gentry P.C.not to address the media. Burk confirmed that Councilman Robert Bynum would step in as Acting Mayor as he was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem.  

Broderson confirmed that she and her attorney would be filing an appeal in district court on May 12, 2017.