Phoenix woman banned from cartwheeling at meetingsJune 6, 2014 @ 3:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix woman will have to keep both feet on the ground if she wants to speak at any public meetings.
Sixty-five-year-old Dianne Barker told KSAZ-TV this week (http://bit.ly/Ui1V4J ) that she's been banned from doing cartwheels at meetings held by the Maricopa Association of Governments.
An attorney for the association that oversees regional transportation projects said in a letter to Barker last month that she must "immediately cease performing cartwheels."
Agency spokeswoman Kelly Taft tells The Associated Press that Barker's cartwheels are disruptive and a public safety liability.
Barker says she will obey the association's request. She was a cheerleader in college and says the cartwheels are a way for her to show her passion.
Taft says the association appreciates Barker's enthusiasm, but she should show it verbally.
Information from: KSAZ-TV, http://www.myfoxphoenix.com
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