Last week, the city council voted 10-0 to have its attorney file a petition with the California Supreme Court, probably seeking to have the appellate decision "depublished," which makes it not citable as precedent. The city is apparently concerned that the ruling "could mean that the council must always sit 'still and silent' during any proceeding.'" I don't recall that the court ordered them to sit motionless, just to listen, but a spokesperson for the city attorney's office still thought the order was a bad idea. "We don't think it [listening?] is a good precedent for any time a government body is meeting," she said.
Daily Journal, Jan. 28, 2005