OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Olympia City Council has decided not to act on an ordinance that would make it unlawful to interfere with or disturb city meetings.

The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/2u8Havl ) the council on Tuesday voted not to act on the ordinance. Councilwoman Jessica Bateman says the idea came from a discussion on safety city officials had during their June retreat.

Eight months ago, the City Council moved a regular meeting due to a disturbance caused by anti-fracking protesters. And on June 6 of last year, city officials canceled a Downtown Strategy meeting that was interrupted by people protesting gentrification.

Other city meetings have also been canceled due to interruptions.

Multiple residents spoke against the ordinance at the meeting on Tuesday.

Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com

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