Sec. 2-1-19. Rules of decorum.

(a) Council Member. While the council is in session, the members must preserve order and decorum, and a member may, neither by conversation or otherwise, delay or interrupt the proceedings or the peace of the council, nor disturb a member while speaking or refuse to obey the orders of the presiding officer.
(b) Staff. Members of the city staff and employees shall observe the same rules of order and decorum applicable to the city council.
(c) Persons Addressing the Council. A person making impertinent, slanderous or profane remarks, or who becomes boisterous while addressing the council shall be called to order by the presiding officer and, if such conduct continues, may at the discretion of the presiding officer be ordered barred from further audience before the council during the meeting.
(d) Members of the Audience. A person in the audience who engages in disorderly conduct such as hand clapping, stamping of feet, whistling, using profane language, yelling, and similar demonstrations, which conduct disturbs the peace and good order of the meeting, or who refuses to comply with the lawful orders of the presiding officer, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon instructions from the presiding officer, such member of the police department who is designated by the presiding officer as the sergeant-at-arms shall remove the person from the council chambers and place him or her under arrest.
(e) Persons Authorized to be Within Rail. No person except members of the council, the city staff and the press shall be permitted within the rail without the consent of the presiding officer. (Ord. No. 935, § 2 (part); Ord. No. 1317, § 2 (part).)