From the Daily News:
City council members are paid more than $100,000 to represent New Yorkers - but some often don't show up.
Councilman Charles Barron missed 28% of Council meeting and hearings he was supposed to attend in the last fiscal year.
Larry Seabrook (D-Bronx) missed 27% while under indictment on fraud charges, and Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera missed 19%, records show.
Barron, who missed 34 of 121 hearings and meetings last fiscal year, defended his record.
"I have perfect attendance in my community," the Brooklyn Democrat said. "You don't get your attendance checked on going to crises in the community when people are shot and killed."
Seabrook - awaiting trial on federal corruption charges - missed 32 of 118 hearings. He could not be reached.
Other Council members had personal reasons including James Gennaro (D-Queens), who had the third worst attendance. He is the primary caregiver for a family member with a chronic medical condition.