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A. The presiding officer may move, second, and debate from the chair, subject only to such limitations of debate as are by these rules imposed on all council members, and shall not be deprived of any of the rights and privileges of a council member by reason of acting as the presiding officer.
B. Every council member desiring to speak shall address the chair and, upon recognition by the presiding officer, shall confine comments to the question under debate, avoiding all personalities and indecorous language.
C. A council member once recognized shall not be interrupted when speaking unless it shall be to call such council member to order or as otherwise provided by this section. If a council member while speaking, shall be called to order, the council member shall cease speaking until the question of order has been determined and, if in order, shall be permitted to proceed.
D. A motion to reconsider any action taken by the council at a formal meeting may be made only on the day such action was taken or at the next succeeding adjourned or regular meeting. Such a motion may only be made by a council member of the prevailing side, but may be seconded by any council member. The motion may be made at any time during such meeting, and shall be debatable. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent any council member from making or remaking the original motion or a similar motion at a subsequent meeting of the council.
E. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, "Robert's Rules Of Order, Newly Revised Edition", 1981 edition, shall govern the conduct of the formal meetings of the council. (1962 Code § 2-3.11)