Here’s what the City Charter currently states:
The city council may determine its rules of proceeding in conformity to the general principles of parliamentary law, may punish members for disorderly behavior, and, after notice and hearing, may, by a two-thirds vote of all council members, expel a member for due cause. A quorum shall consist of eleven council members. At the request of any council member, the vote upon any question shall be taken by roll call vote.
From Michael Mayko, CT Post:
The City Council has approved a resolution that will allow it to discipline members for inappropriate, disruptive or disorderly behavior.
But just how far the Council can go and whether it can remove an elected member will be a matter for debate and, probably, the courts.
“We needed to get something done immediately so everyone is put on notice and we can start the new year fresh,” said Council President Aidee Nieves. “The way we act, our tones of voice, the words we use and the way we conduct our business has an impact on the city and how this city is perceived its residents and by others.”
Full story here.