Councilman Eugene Romero, who missed nearly a third of council meetings over a more than two-year period, was the subject of a TV news report Wednesday night.
An Optic investigation last year found that Romero had missed 31 percent of meetings but still collected his salary of $19,854 a year. No other councilman missed that many meetings.
In the KOAT report, Romero said he wasn’t overpaid, even though he was often a no-show. When KOAT asked about his absences, Romero explained that he is a businessman.
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