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(A) When any member is about to speak or deliver any matter to the Council, he or she shall rise from his or her seat and respectfully address himself or herself to the Presiding Officer. On being recognized, he or she may address the Council, and shall confine himself or herself to the question in debate and avoid personalities.
(B) (1) No member shall speak more than twice on the same question without leave of the Council, nor more than once until every member choosing to speak has spoken.
(2) However, all speeches shall be limited to five minutes unless further time is granted by the Council.
(3) Answering questions is not to be considered a part of the speaker’s time.
(C) When two or more members arise at once, the Presiding Officer shall decide who shall speak first.
(D) When the Presiding Officer is putting the question or addressing the Council, or when any member is speaking, no member shall engage in private discourse or walk across or leave the room unnecessarily.
(E) No member shall impeach the motive of the other.
(F) Any member may change his or her vote before the announcement of the result by the Chair. Every member must vote on every question unless excused from voting by a majority of the members present.
(G) (1) If any member in any way transgresses the rules of the Council, any other member may call him or her to order, in which case the alleged offender shall immediately take his or her seat unless permitted to explain.
(2) If the question of order is decided against him or her, he or she shall be liable, if the case requires, to the censure of the Council.
(3) If the decision is in his or her favor, he or she shall be at liberty to proceed.
(Prior Code, § 30.19) (Ord. 5-1957, passed - -1957; Ord. 1-1958, passed 5-7-1958)