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The high cost of free speech: Cotati will pay $80,000 to settle suit over public comments

IN THE LONG-WINDED world of city council meetings, the time for a speaker to read a 3-minute statement would seem trivial, but the city of Cotati will have to pay $80,000 to settle the civil rights claims that resulted from refusing to allow a speaker to proceed. Plaintiffs George Barich, a former member of the […]