FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint City Council has put a gag order on its president.
Council leader Kate Fields can’t speak or chair meetings for 30 days after a 5-2 vote Tuesday by her colleagues, MLive.com reported.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 7,505 New COVID-19 Cases, 118 Deaths
The move came after Fields accused council member Eric Mays of disrupting a virtual meeting Monday and silenced his phone line.
“You need to be punished,” Mays said.
Fields said the decision to silence her was “ludicrous.”READ MORE: Preserving Legacy, Sister’s Return To Revitalize Childhood Neighborhood, After Seeing Increase In Blight
“You people will have to live with your consciences — if you have any,” she said.
Mays and Fields have regularly clashed over meeting procedures, upsetting other council members who note that some meetings have lasted seven hours as a result.
Mayor Sheldon Neeley has said there are “permanent obstructionists” on the council, though he hasn’t publicly given names.MORE NEWS: MDOT: Here's A List Of Weekend Construction In Metro Detroit
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