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Civility and Decorum
The City of Greer believes that all interactions between City staff, City elected officials and members of the public should be conducted in a respectful manner. The City encourages professional, respectful, and courteous communication and discourages hostile, intimidating, or otherwise disruptive actions.
The City seeks public cooperation with this endeavor.
Anyone wishing to address Greer City Council must:
- Register in person with the Municipal Court prior to the start of the meeting.
- Come to the podium and state his or her name and address
- Adhere to a three-minute time limit to give all speakers. equal time.
- Address City Council as a body and refrain from disorderly or boisterous conduct, including but not limited to loud, threatening, profane, abusive, personal, impertinent, or slanderous comments.
- Realize that Public Forum is not a time for question and answer. Council may discuss pertinent points during discussion of the agenda item later in the meeting.
Those in the audience are also asked to maintain civility and decorum at meetings by:
- Refraining from disorderly or boisterous conduct, including but not limited to applause, whistling, stamping of feet, booing, or making any loud, threatening, profane, abusive, personal, impertinent, or slanderous comments that disturb, disrupt or otherwise impede orderly conduct of the meeting.
- Refraining from displaying signs, placards, banners, or other similar items.
- Remaining seated in the seats provided, unless addressing the body at the podium or entering or leaving the meeting.
- If leaving while the meeting is still in progress, do so quickly and quietly.
All persons in attendance shall obey any lawful order by the Mayor to enforce the Rules of Decorum. Violators may receive a warning or be removed from the meeting.