Residents can say rude things at City Council meetings, but should they?


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Certain behavior can be legal, yet also be uncouth.  That is the conundrum that the Santa Ana City Council is struggling with.

Chris Prevatt, a Long Beach resident and employee of the Orange County Health Department, a public agency, has criticized Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez for stopping Al Castillo, a supporter of mayoral candidate Alfredo Amezcua, at the last Santa Ana City Council meeting.

Prevatt previously criticized Alvarez for stopping Minuteman Lupe Moreno, who also is a gay basher, from, like Castillo, personally attacking City Council members, by name.

I looked at the Brown Act and sure enough, it seems that Castillo and Moreno have a right to misbehave during public commments.  Here is the law in question:

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