The City College of San Francisco is violating state law by paying trustees who regularly skip meetings. Records show there were only five meetings in which all Board of Trustees members were in attendance, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. On several occasions, the body barely made the quorum it needs to hold votes. The Board of Trustees are paid $500 per month whether they attend meetings or not, as they oversee a $400 million budget and set policies for nine campuses. Over the past year and a half, seven members of the elected board have been absent a total of 31 times.

“It’s gotten to the point where the chancellor has his assistants call us up before every meeting to make sure board members are coming to the one meeting we have per month,” Trustee Steve Ngo said

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