The letter to the woman says her belief the city “cannot prevent you from performing cartwheels during your comments. That position is incorrect."
Dianne Barker calls the correspondence "intimidating, threatening, and defaming." She claims its part of the city’s unfriendly approach to citizen input.
Maricopa Association of Government's director Michael LeVault disagrees.
"It's not my intention to shut down public comment at all," he told the Arizona Republic. “It was really a safety issue, a liability issue for the attorneys."
After a smile LeVault admitted he’d, "never experienced anything like" Barker's cartwheel routine at a public meeting before.
Barker maintains she does cartwheels to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.