According to CNS, the approved weeks (20 days) off include:
-- Friday, March 10 to Wednesday, March 15 to attend the National League of Cities' Congressional Cities Conference in Washington, D.C.;
-- Friday, April 14 in observance of Good Friday;
-- Tuesday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Sept. 1 for summer recess;
-- Tuesday, Sept. 5 to Friday, Sept. 8 to attend the League of California Cities Annual Conference in San Diego;
-- Tuesday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 8 to attend the National League of Cities' Congress of Cities Conference in Reno, Nev.; and
-- Friday, Dec. 22 to Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 for winter recess.
According to the Daily News, that stat has grown from nine and a half days in 1997 to twenty today. At least this makes it easier to ignore people. Just don't have the meetings!