Wednesday’s special-called Bloomfield City Council meeting found an angry crowd overflowing out of the Northeast Nelson Fire Department building as residents showed up with signs in tow calling for Mayor Chris Dudgeon’s resignation after a spate of recent firings of city employees.

About 45 people showed up for the beginning of Wednesday’s gathering, and by the time things finished up, more residents joined the crowd, with several issuing cat-calls during the proceedings and asking for the mayor to step down and for their voices to be heard in a meeting that was closed to public comment.