Mayor's critic not allowed to speak at council meeting

By: 
STEVE SMITH SSMITH@LACLEDERECORD.COM

For the past year, Howard Fuller has appeared during the public comments portion of Lebanon City Council meetings to harshly criticize the mayor and council. 
He was not permitted to speak at Monday’s council meeting. In his past public comments, Fuller strongly criticized Mayor Jared Carr and repeatedly claimed Carr was breaking the law by not asking the council to rename Elm Street as Route 66. The city’s attorney disagreed and said the city was not breaking a law. 
At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Fuller was recognized and started to speak. Mayor Carr would not permit him to continue after he began by mentioning he had not been allowed to speak at the previous meeting.
“Mayor, I respectfully hope that you don’t mess with my freedom of speech like the last time,” Fuller began.

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