City Council Member Booted For Playing Farmville

A City Council member was voted off of his council last week because he ignored his chairman’s warnings and continued to play Farmville during meetings. This occured in the Plovdiv City Council in Bulgaria and has become a news fascination in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. He defended himself by claiming that other people in the Council had higher levels than him.

The man, Dimitar Kerin, was part of the 51 person council of Plovdiv, which is the second largest city in Bulgaria. He would leverage the council’s new wireless connection and laptops to sit at the meetings and maintain his farm. The council chairman, Ilko Iliev caught him and warned him several times that the technology was not for games, but somehow the game kept reaching out to Kerin, who ignored all warnings.