§ 2.8. Regular Meetings  


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  • The purpose of regular city council meetings is to allow members of council and city officials to conduct the city's business. Council has a significant interest in conducting orderly, efficient and dignified meetings. Persons other than members of council, city officials and representatives from news media shall not be permitted upon the floor of council during regular meetings. Persons other than members of council and city officials may not address council during regular meeting, except when called, at the chair's discretion, to provide factual information strictly related to the item under consideration by the council. When called to provide such information, the person(s) called shall limit his or her remarks to the provision of the information requested and shall not attempt to offer remarks that are irrelevant to the item under consideration by council. The chair shall call person(s) to provide factual information that will assist council in the course of its business, and not solely for the purpose of asserting an opinion or position regarding any matter. The chair shall strictly enforce the provisions of this rule.

    The chair may grant the privilege of the floor to one or more persons for ceremonial purposes.