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FULLERTON : Etiquette Rules for Meetings May Be Set

A local activist’s comments at a City Council meeting have prompted officials to consider setting a standard for public etiquette.

At an upcoming meeting, City Council members say, they will discuss a policy that would apply to public comments. The topic came up at last week’s council meeting when a member of the Korean-American Assn. of Orange County urged the council to condemn remarks made by Fullerton activist W. Snow Hume.

Hume has said that he mimicked the accent of Mayor Julie Sa, who is of Korean and Chinese descent, to embarrass her. He later said he would “never do it again.”

John Song of the Korean-American Assn. called Hume’s remarks “inappropriate and racially charged slurs that have seriously undermined the dignity of the city’s official proceedings” and urged the council to take some action to prevent further incidents.

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The council agreed to consider drafting a policy or guidelines for the public to follow when addressing officials during open meetings, but set no date for the discussion.


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