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

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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