CHAPTER 2. ADMINISTRATION.
Article I. City Council.
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
(b) Staff. Members of the city staff and employees shall observe
the same rules of order and decorum applicable to the city
(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