A.   Each person desiring to address the council shall furnish their name and address to the city clerk. When called upon by the presiding officer, the person shall come to the microphone, state their name in an audible tone of voice for the record, and shall limit their remarks as directed by the presiding officer with the consent of the council. All remarks shall be addressed to the council as a body and not to any member thereof. No person, other than a council member and the person having the floor, shall be permitted to enter into any discussion without the permission of the presiding officer.
   B.   Whenever any group of persons wishes to address the council on the same subject matter, it shall be proper for the presiding officer to request that a spokesperson be chosen by the group to address the council and, in the event additional matters are to be presented at the time by any other member of such group, to limit the number of persons so addressing the council in order to avoid unnecessary repetition before the council. (1962 Code § 2-3.13)