Doc Mike Katz is running a radio ad defending his lack of attendance in the General Assembly — especially his Sunset Committee meetings for which he is paid a stipend. In his “defense” ad, his wife claims with outrage that Doc Mike is being improperly maligned. You see, he had a skiing accident in 2011 and hurt his back. He couldn’t possibly make these meetings with his injuries.
* Note: In 2012, 2 of the meetings at which Doc Mike was counted as “present”, he “called in”. How long he stayed on the line and his focus on the transpiring events, especially any witness testimony, is questionable.
Doc Mike’s skiing accident was in December 2010, and he missed the January 2011 meeting — understandable. He then was able to attend the 2/10 meeting, the 2/17 meeting, the 2/24 meeting, the 3/3 meeting, and the 4/7 meeting — 5 meetings in a row!! He then missed 2 of the last 3 meetings. Well after the ski season. Plus 2011, for Doc Mike, was a relatively strong attendance year. Oops!
Calm down Doc. Just stick to the truth. You skipped the meetings and still took the pay. Good gig if you can get it.