By Robert Haugh
This year, the City Council has had five council meetings through March 5.
They also had two “priority setting” sessions on January 31 and February 1. Those were to set up the priorities for the year and lasted a full two days.
All Councilmembers, except one, have a perfect attendance record. They get a gold star:
Mayor Lisa Gillmor
Councilman Raj Chahal
Councilwoman Debi Davis
Councilwoman Karen Hardy*
Councilwoman Teresa O’Neill
Councilwoman Kathy Watanabe
Unfortunately, Vice Mayor Patty Mahan has missed two of the five council meetings — or 40 percent of the meetings. Mahan was absent for the last two council meetings: February 19 and March 5. At the February 5 council meeting, she left early because she wasn’t feeling well.
Mahan attended and stayed for the entire January 31 priority setting session. But she left early on February 1.
According to City sources, all council members have been paid in full for all five city council meetings.
NOTE: Hardy called into the February 19 meeting. She was out of town because her daughter was expecting a baby.