“So if you’re going to come back to us, you better come back with enough information and documentation or you won’t be put on the agenda again,” Girdler continued. “Does that make it clear to you all? You all are intelligent. You know better than this.”
Rutherford took issue with the verbal lashing.
“I’m going to go ahead and say it,” Rutherford said. “The mayor shouldn’t have scolded you all. You’re good people. You believe in what you believe in. The mayor shouldn’t have scolded you.”
“I disagree with you but that’s fine,” Girdler said. “ ... I don’t like groups coming in here that’s not well prepared and asking to destroy the city. I’ll scold anybody who’s (intending) to destroy the city.”
“You go ahead and keep on scolding people ... I don’t agree with it,” said Rutherford.