By Roger Utnehmer
The public has two opportunities to offer comment during meetings of the Sturgeon Bay city council meetings.
People can offer an opinion at the start of meetings on items that will be discussed that day and at the end but only on topics that were not on the agenda.
At Tuesdays’ meeting of the Sturgeon Bay city council Mayor Thad Birmingham got into a heated exchange with the president of the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society, Christie Weber, and cut off her ability to comment.
That exchange follows:
Earlier in the meeting, Birmingham threatened to “clear the room” if the crowd continued their applause for comments with which they agreed and expressing displeasure when they did not.