BENDIGO councillors are yet to decide what action they will take over Councillor Elise Chapman's controversial tweet to a member of the public.
Mayor Peter Cox said the tweet, a picture of babies with mutilated genitals, was against the council code of conduct at Wednesday night's council meeting.
He said councillors would hold a private meeting in coming days to discuss the matter.
"We haven't had enough time for everyone to be involved in this discussion and I'm hoping we'll do that in the next couple of days," Cr Cox said.
"We're making progress."
The public gallery was packed with onlookers , with people cheering as Cr Chapman entered.
The half hour of question time was especially rowdy, with Cr Chapman's supporters heckling Cr Cox as he answered questions.
Julie Hoskin, who is leading the group challenging a planning permit for the proposed Bendigo mosque, presented a petition calling for City of Greater Bendigo chief executive Craig Niemann to resign over misconduct.
She implied Mr Niemann had unfairly released a statement to the media on Friday when Ms Chapman had agreed not to publicly comment on the matter until she had met with Cr Cox on Tuesday.
Cr Cox said the executive branch of the City of Greater Bendigo was separate to the elected council.
Kathleen Howard from Epsom told the chamber "it has become apparent this is nothing but an orchestrated witch hunt to remove Ms Chapman from the Bendigo council."
She accused Mr Niemann of bias, incompetence, negligence and abuse of power, at which point Cr Cox angrily interjected, asking Ms Howard to state her question.
"Are the councillors scared of the truth?" she said, to applause from the gallery.
Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters told the Bendigo Advertiser Ms Chapman was an ambassador for Bendigo and should consider what was in the best interest of the council and community.