A videoconference meeting of the Vallejo, California, planning commission got a little weird one April evening when commissioner Chris Platzer announced, “I’d like to introduce my cat,” then was seen throwing the cat off-screen. 

Later Platzer was seen drinking a beer, and after the meeting ended, city staff could still hear him making derogatory remarks about the commission, the Vallejo Times-Herald reported. 

In an email five days later to the newspaper, Platzer apologized for his actions and said he has resigned from the commission. “We are all living in uncertain times, and I certainly, like many of you, am adjusting to a new normalcy,” he wrote. Mayor Bob Sampayan said he was bothered by Platzer’s “whole demeanor during the entire meeting.” The commission had scheduled a vote to remove Platzer the week after his erratic behavior on camera.