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"Tony, she needs to go," Quillman said to Officer Tony Lakota, the police officer empowered with the awkward duty of removing people from meetings.
The Ibarra confrontation eased off, although she walked away from the podium insisting the council code of conduct for public comments "does not supersede my First Amendment rights of speech."
The city has begun to display the six rules for public comments on large video screens when the time for citizen participation arrives.
The rules include a four-minute limit, no "direct threats or personal attacks," and a requirement that speakers "address all comments to the council as a whole and not to any members thereof."
Presiding officers at meetings, which is typically the mayor at City Council meetings, "may limit irrelevant, immaterial or inappropriate comments or statements."