A Vallejo, California Planning Commissioner has resigned after throwing his cat during a Zoom meeting on Monday, April 20th. He said in an email to the Vallejo Times-Herald on Saturday that he has resigned, effectively immediately, days before the Vallejo City Council was set to consider a resolution removing him from the seven-person commission.
In the video, Platzer can be seen drinking an alcoholic beverage. At one point in the video, he says “I’d like to introduce my cat,” and holds up his pet for the camera before abruptly throwing the animal off-screen. Some of the other planning commissioners laughed, while another buried his face in his hands.
Platzer was allegedly heard using the word “b—s” at one point following the meeting, and after the commission adjourns, he remains on the call alone and states, “I’m gonna call bulls—.”
In his email to this newspaper, Platzer apologized for his actions.
“I did not conduct myself in the Zoom meeting in a manner befitting of a planning commissioner and apologize for any harm I may have inflicted,” Platzer wrote.
“I serve at the pleasure of the council and no longer have that trust and backing. I extend my gratitude to those who have supported me during my tenure. I have always felt that serving Vallejo in a voluntary position is honorable because Vallejo is worth serving. We are all living in uncertain times and I certainly, like many of you, am adjusting to a new normalcy.”
Some Twitter users called for his arrest and prosecution, as well as jail time.
Chris Platzer should be fired, prosecuted and placed into federal prison. Violence against cats must never be tolerated and must always be met with swift justice.
Chris Platzer should be fired, prosecuted and placed into federal prison. Violence against cats must never be tolerated and must always be met with swift justice.— Michael Crook (@IAmMichaelCrook) April 26, 2020
Please make yourselves useful and arrest Chris Platzer.
Please make yourselves useful and arrest Chris Platzer.— PGY (@Bird33Celts) April 26, 2020
In a 2013 video, Platzer said that he was a member of the AFL-CIO, a collection of unions that is known for supporting Democrats.
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