Watch: Anchorage Assembly Chair LaFrance tries to stop ‘People’s Filibuster’ but draws chaos as mayor directs removal of Plexiglas

I had something to do with the removal of the sneeze guard.

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To loud jeering from the public in a packed room at the Loussac Library, Anchorage Assembly Chair Suzanne LaFrance decided that Assemblywoman Jamie Allard and Mayor Dave Bronson ask too many questions of testifiers against the proposed mask ordinance. …

The effort to squelch questioning took a full hour of the Assembly’s time that had been set aside for public testimony. A few minutes into testimony, Adam Trombley, who works for the Administration as the director of economic and community development, walked to the public’s podium and removed the sneeze guard Plexiglas barrier [he wooden frame blocked tall testifiers’ eyes – ed.], sending the crowd into wild cheering.

He walked off with the podium as LaFrance became confused, without her “Sergeant of Arms” Chris Constant next to her to tell her what to do. So she called a recess and the official camera went dead.

After the break, LaFrance announced that the mayor had also dismissed the security guards from the room so they would not be able to remove people that she singled out. She said this is a separation of powers issue but that she would proceed with the meeting. (story)

Wild Assembly meeting continues

After Assemblywoman Suzanne LaFrance acts to stifle the public hearing, the Mayor has Adam Trombley remove the sneeze guard from the podium, and he walks off with it. The crowd cheers.

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