From the way-back machine (or, more on criminalizing speech)

If you haven’t read the story about Denton’s 10-year-old ordinance that could make criminals of City Council members who talk about City Hall secrets, you can catch up here.

I asked the city secretary to find for me the minutes of the May 2006 meeting and the original copy of the ordinance signed by then-mayor Euline Brock on May 16, 2006.

I’ve attached the documents below. You will note there is little discussion recorded in the minutes, other than the council unanimously approving an ordinance that was ostensibly recommended by the city’s ethics committee. Interestingly, the item was presented by former city attorney Ed Snyder.

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May 16, 2006 Minutes

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