Mo. mayor lays down rules for meeting decorum

The Springfield, Mo., City Council's Monday meeting, which included three public hearings, was subdued compared with a meeting last month that prompted Mayor Bob Stephens to announce that cursing, cheering and coming close to councilors' dais are against rules of decorum and would result in police escort out of the meeting. "From this point forward, none of those behaviors will be tolerated," Stephens said. "We want to hear from everyone ... but it must be done in a civil manner."

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