Riverhead, Long Island: It's OK To Boo But Do It Politely

 

Residents at Riverhead, Long Island, town meetings are now allowed to boo as long as it’s done politely.

The Riverhead board voted to ban booing earlier in the month, Newsday reported, but after a 4-1 vote on Tuesday, town officials decided to strike the anti-boo rule from the books.

But this doesn’t mean that anything goes at town meetings. The Long Island board decided to prohibit disruptive behavior and disruptive demonstrations.

Instructions weren’t provided for how to boo politely, the Associated Press added.

Councilman James Wooten said the town supervisor should be adept enough to keep order during a meeting without written rules.

Supervisor Sean Walter endorses the intent of the anti-booing rule. He reportedly said there are similar regulations in town throughout New York state, according to AP.

Share this article