Seems like the people of the town are tired of the council trying to change things, and threatened the council with arrest (by the citizens) if they try to break the law.
This is activism I can get behind. The people passed an ordinance regarding incorporation, and some council members wanted to ignore it. So the citizens were willing to arrest and prosecute the councilmembers.
Now if we could only get our senators, congressmen and Dear Leader to fear the same in Washington.