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Posted at 9:53 AM ET, 08/ 2/2010

Metro board members skip meetings

By Washington Post editors

Marcell Solomon, vice chairman of Metro's board of directors, has missed 51 percent of Metro's board of directors meetings since January 2009, an analysis by The Washington Examiner has found, despite being paid far more than anyone last year to serve on the part-time board: $39,656.90.

Solomon's absences represent a broader problem. Six of Metro's 14 directors have missed at least one of every five meetings, according to The Examiner's analysis of Metro board minutes and observations over 18 months. D.C. Councilman Michael Brown had the worst record, for example, missing 66 percent of 79 committee and board meetings since he was appointed last year.

Read more about Metro's board and who is and isn't attending meetings.

By Washington Post editors  | August 2, 2010; 9:53 AM ET
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Good research by the Washington Examiner. It was very interesting to discover which Board members are trying to do their jobs and which members are just phoning it in.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | August 2, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

They can read transcripts and keep up. This is just more newspaper blather.

Posted by: gary4books | August 2, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Considering what happens when they do meet, I actually think this is a positive development.

Posted by: Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me | August 2, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of F'ing low lifes. No wonder they have raised our rates because the lazy bestards havn't even been showing up for the meetings to address the problems. I say kick all the MFs out.

Posted by: pt1836metz | August 3, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Who the hail is this Marcella Solomon?? Kick his useless asss out and take away the $40k salary for doing nothing and add it to the Metro Budget. Lets hold hearings on why the Metro Board members are simply useless blobs of fowl smelling protoplasm.

Posted by: pt1836metz | August 3, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

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