Anaheim Council Faces Pushback on Decorum Rules

A group of public speakers at the Anaheim City Council meeting Tuesday night argued during public comments that the city’s recent warning about council meeting decorum — including rules against “profane language and disruptive remarks” — is a violation of their First Amendment rights. No speakers were denied from making public comments, and Mayor Tom Tait reiterated that speakers could say whatever they wanted. “I believe that’s what men and women have died for, fighting for that right,” he said.