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(a) The Mayor or such member of Council as may be presiding may move, second and debate from the chair, subject only to such limitations of debate as are by these rules imposed on all members and shall not be deprived of any of the rights and privileges of a Councilman by reason of his acting as the presiding officer.
(b) Every member desiring to speak shall address the chair, and, upon recognition by the presiding officer, shall confine himself to the question under debate, avoiding all personalities and indecorous language.
(c) A member, once recognized, shall not be interrupted when speaking unless it be to call him to order, or as herein otherwise provided. If a member, while speaking, be called to order, he shall cease speaking, until the question of order be determined, and, if in order, he shall be permitted to proceed.
(d) The Councilman moving the adoption of an ordinance or resolution shall have the privilege of closing the debate.
(e) A motion to reconsider any action taken by Council may be made only on the day such action was taken. It may be made either immediately during the same session, or at a recessed or adjourned session thereof. Such motion must be made by one of the prevailing side, but may be seconded by any member, and may be made at any time and have precedence over all other motions or while a member has the floor; it shall be debatable. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prevent any member of Council from making or remaking the same or any other motion at a subsequent meeting of Council.
(f) A Councilman may request, through the presiding officer, the privilege of having an abstract of his statement on any subject under consideration by Council entered in the minutes. If Council consents thereto, such statement shall be entered in the minutes.
(g) The Clerk may be directed by the presiding officer, with consent of Council, to enter in the minutes a synopsis of the discussion on any question coming regularly before Council.
(1978 Code Sec. 2-11.)