ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Ann Arbor City Council is implementing new rules for public speaking at the end of council meetings.

The council voted 7-3 to eliminate the open mic period which would grant interested individuals up to three minutes to share their thoughts on anything they would like.

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Council meetings will now include 15 reserved slots for public comments at the beginning of each meeting that the public can sign up for through the city clerk’s office up through 5 p.m. the day before the meeting.

The rules state speakers not present or available when called on will lose their opportunity to speak. Officials say individuals who do not get to speak before the meeting, will be allowed to speak after the meeting as long as they signed up through the proper channels.