City of Sacramento City Council Rules of Decorum passed 3/7/23. Violated dozens of times in just the past two months!

City of Sacramento Council Rules of Procedure
Resolution No. 2023-0066 Adopted on March 7, 2023 Chapter 5 – Conduct of the Public
A. General Conduct

  1. Decorum.
    a. Members of the public attending council meetings shall observe the same rules and decorum applicable to the members and staff as noted in chapters 3 and 4 of these Rules.
    b. No person shall engage in conduct that is intended to or is likely to provoke violent or riotous behavior, nor shall any person engage in conduct that disturbs the orderly conduct of the council meeting. Examples of disorderly conduct include:
    (i) Feet-stamping.
    (ii) Whistling or other abrupt noises.
    (iii) Yelling or shouting or interrupting a speaker who is addressing the council.
    (iv) Organized silent demonstrations and other demonstrations intended to disturb the progress of the meeting.
    (v) Physically threatening conduct.
    (vi) Verbal threats.
    (vii) Banging, slamming, or throwing objects.
    (viii) Interfering with other attendees’ ability to participate or address the council.
    (ix) Entering areas of the chamber not intended for the public.
    (x) Incitement to commit unlawful or disturbing acts or disrupt proceedings.
    (xi) Refusing to abide speaker time limits and leave the podium when directed.
    (xii) Placing physical objects in a manner that creates a disturbance or disrupts proceedings.
    (xiii) Interjection when not at the podium.
    (xiv) Refusing to heed the presiding officer’s call for order.
    xv) Approaching the podium or dais without permission of the presiding officer.
    (xvi) Signs may not be mounted to any solid item that would facilitate holding or waving and may not impede the view of other attendees.
    c. Enforcement. In addition to the presiding officer, the decorum officer and the sergeant-at-arms shall have primary responsibility for enforcing council meeting decorum. Additionally, any member may at any time call for a point of order, to request the timely enforcement of these rules of decorum.

(i) The presiding officer shall request that a person who is breaching the rules of decorum cease the conduct. If the person does not cease the conduct immediately, the presiding officer may order the person to leave the council meeting or order the sergeant-at-arms to remove the person.
(ii) In addition to the sergeant-at-arms, the decorum officer, who shall be a council-selected person who sits on the dais, may also exercise the duties of the presiding officer in Rule 5.A.1.c.(i) above.
(iii) The sergeant-at-arms shall assist in enforcing the rules of decorum, including removing disorderly persons upon order of the presiding officer or decorum officer.
B. Addressing the City Council

  1. Purpose of public comment. During regular meetings, the city provides opportunities for the public to address the council as a whole in order to listen to the public’s opinions regarding agendized items and unagendized matters within the subject matter jurisdiction of the city. At all other (special) meetings, public comment is limited to agendized items.
    a. Public comments should not be addressed to individual members nor to city officials, but rather to the council as a whole regarding city business.
    b. While members of the public may speak their opinions on city business, personal attacks on members and city officials, use of swear words, and signs or displays of disrespect for individuals are discouraged as they impede good communication with the council.
    c. Consistent with the Brown Act, the public comment periods on the agenda are not intended to be “question and answer” periods or conversations with the council and city officials. The limited circumstances under which members may respond to public comments are set out in Rule 8.D.2.
    d. Members of the public with questions concerning consent calendar items may contact the staff person or the member whose district is identified on the report prior to the meeting to reduce the need for discussion of consent calendar items and to better respond to the public’s questions.
    e. The presiding officer may stop a member of the public whose comments are not confined to the agendized item being heard. During the public comment portion of the agenda, the
    Presiding Officer
    The Presiding Officer is the person who presides over a meeting and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing members to speak, and interpreting the rules, practices, and precedents. In the city council the presiding officer is the Mayor. In advisory bodies established by the city council the presiding officer is the Chair. In the absence of Mayor or Chair, the Vice Mayor or Vice Chair shall preside.
    presiding officer
    may stop a member of the public whose comments are not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the

________________________________________________ City Council – 5PM Meeting Agenda May 16, 2023

  1. Designation of City Council Decorum Officer
    File ID: 2023-00661
    Location: Citywide.
    Recommendation: Pass a Motion designating the City Clerk as the city council’s decorum officer.
    Issue Detail: Chapter 5 of the Council Rules of Procedure identifies a “decorum officer” who is, along with the presiding officer and the sergeant-at-arms, responsible for enforcing city council meeting decorum. Pursuant to Rule 5.A.1.c.ii, the decorum officer shall be a council-selected person who sits on the dais.


The fashions of this world have never been that important to me. I wear very little make up. I don’t have my nails or toenails done. I don’t wear nail polish at all. I cut my own hair. I color it once a month. I wear clothes that are comfortable and modest. I’ve never cared about the fashion of the day. My house is uncluttered and comfortable. Most of our furniture is hand-me-downs from my parents or from Craigslist. Most of my countertops and tables have nothing on them. I don’t wear any jewelry except for my wedding ring. I am drawn to simplicity, and this is what I like.

One of my best friends is the complete opposite in these areas. She has her hair done, cut and colored, and her toenails done. Her fingernails are long and always perfectly manicured. She wears quite a bit more make up than me, but not over done. She’s always dressed fashionably. She wears beautiful jewelry on her fingers, her wrists, and around her neck. Her house is perfectly decorated in almost every corner. And I have to tell you, she’s probably the most godly woman I know.

She deeply loves her husband of many years. She tells people about Jesus almost everywhere she goes. If young women have marriage problems or are having trouble raising their kids, they love being mentored by her. She gives gifts to almost everyone. When she has us over for meals, she makes us feel pampered. She is filled with the joy of the Lord, and is salt and light wherever she goes.

Why am I sharing this? Because all of these things that I mentioned concerning our lives, in the way that we live and care for ourselves, and in what we wear, have nothing to do with godliness. Godliness is how much we love and obey God, how much we love others, and how well we serve them. My best friend does all of these extremely well. Her price is well above rubies.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:31


As many of you know, I was extremely ill throughout my children’s childhood with parasites, neck fusion, brain tumor, two brain surgeries, and two intensive rounds of radiation. I had determined while they were young that I wasn’t going to make their lives miserable just because I was miserable.

I missed out on many Thanksgiving meals, Christmas celebrations, and Easter dinners with the family, birthday parties, and summer vacations. I had read that self-pity was satanic, so I decided I would not give into self-pity nor bitterness. How did I do this?

I learned that godliness with contentment is great gain. When I felt myself falling into a deep pit of depression, I would quickly remind myself that the joy of the Lord is my strength, and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. This would immediately take me out of my dark thoughts. His Word is indeed powerful, and this is why we are to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

My oldest daughter has told me recently that she doesn’t even remember my suffering since I was joyful and didn’t complain. I knew God would use this for my good, refine me, and make me more like Christ. He taught me many valuable lessons throughout this.

Life is fragile. Make the most of every day. Love and serve the people in your life. This world is passing. Our hope is in Christ alone. Dwell on the good and the pure. He is good and worthy of our praise! God’s grace is sufficient.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28


My ministry is in obedience to what God has commanded older women to teach young women in Titus 2:3-5, namely biblical womanhood. I teach them to be sober, chaste, modest, discreet, keepers at home, and good, with meek and quiet spirits. I teach wives to love, submit to, obey, and reverence their husbands, and mothers to love their children. I encourage all women who love the Lord to become the women that He has called us to become with His Spirit working mightily within us.

I teach my convictions which come from God’s Word. I realize that I am not always right, but my goal is to encourage women to wisely ponder their ways in biblical terms rather than in culture’s depraved ways. I try to adhere closely to what God has specifically commanded me to teach from His Word, not forcing my opinions on anyone but giving my readers what God has placed on my heart to share. I deeply love the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. Feel free to learn from me or pass on by. Thank you!

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 2:3-5

The Way We Live Now – The Destruction of Art


A film based on a Victorian novel 

about the depredations

of a Jewish banker is a reminder
that art used to be relevant

and true.  Art today has been 

kneecapped by political correctness

which is Communist (Satanist) indoctrination. 

The Commies call this “agitprop.”

The role of art is to uplift society by educating and inspiring. 

We are deliberately starved of genuine intellectual and spiritual nourishment. 

from Aug 9, 2012
by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Starved for entertainment that describes “the way we live now?”

You may have to return to 1875 when Anthony Trollope’s published a novel with that title. 

A four-part BBC miniseries (2001) based on it depicts the depredations on British society of a Jewish banker, “Augustus Melmotte.” It shows his effect on people eager to protect their values, yet vulnerable to temptation (i.e. greed.)

 Melmotte is a shady figure, recently arrived from Frankfurt via Vienna trailing rumors of bank collapses and swindles. He quickly establishes himself in London as the go-to man for investment and profit.


His emotionally-needy daughter Marie attracts spendthrift aristocrats. 


Sir Felix Carbury, a laughable wastrel is first in line for Marie’s affections (left.)

Paul Montague, an earnest young English engineer seeks Melmotte’s backing for a railroad running from Salt Lake City to Vera Cruz in Mexico.

 Melmotte floats the company on the London Stock Exchange without any intention of actually building the railway.

There is a marvellous scene where Melmotte lectures his (gentile) Board of Directors on the profit motive, which “moves mountains and changes the world.” He advises them to put their last shilling in railway shares for it will quadruple!

“Just trust me!” he says. The effect on them is intoxicating.

Melmotte runs for office and his hustings speech is both intoxicating and prescient:

“We have had the Austrian Empire and the Ottoman Empire. These will all be replaced by the Empire of Trade. The result will be untold wealth for all of you!” 

Melmotte is elected to Parliament where he champions free trade to the detriment of local industries.

Screenwriter Andrew Davies marvelled at the novel’s timeliness: “It’s so dark and so modern in its tone, and centered around a city scam that reminds one of the dot-com collapse or the recent Enron scandal. And in the middle is this huge monster, Melmotte, sitting like a fat spider, drawing all the other characters into his great scheme.”PaulMontague returns from Mexico disgusted that no work has been done. Melmotte assures him that maintaining “public confidence is the main thing.”  We see the recurring Cabalist themethat “saying is believing,” not seeing.

Rob Byrdon plays “Mr. Alf” a crusading newspaperman who confronts Melmotte: “You don’t move mountains. All you move is money, from other pockets into your own!”

There are many romantic subplots that involve marrying for love vs. money, a Victorian preoccupation. In one, the daughter of a struggling English aristocrat is about to marry another Jewish banker when he drops her.

“I’ve been jilted by a Jew!” she exclaims in disbelief.

Generally speaking, the miniseries is not anti-Semitic although it pokes fun at the Jews’ lack of grace and manners. However, it is just as scathing in its criticism of the decadent English aristocracy.  

In the end, Melmotte’s love-starved daughter, Marie, is quite sympathetic. And Melmotte’s Jewish associates Breghert and Croll are portrayed as honorable men.

Ultimately, the novel/miniseries is an inspired preview of the overthrow of traditional values by the satanic reductionism of profit championed by Jewish finance.  It is hard to believe that this novel was written before the Panama Scandal of 1892 and the Marconi Scandal of 1912.

David Suchet (of Hercules Poirot fame) is convincing as Melmotte and Mathew Macfadyen is a hoot as the wastrel Felix Carbury.

I highly recommend this miniseries as a heartening reminder of art when it upheld truth and enduring wisdom. The BBC today is nothing but the propaganda wing of the Melmotte party. 


The Way We Live Now was available on Netflix

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