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Power grab: Assembly set to grant more authority to chairwoman and crack down on dissent from public who attend meetings

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The Anchorage Assembly tonight will likely take up a proposed ordinance intended to crack down on all dissent from any of its members and from the public, and give vast authority to the Assembly chair to control the outcome of meetings.

The proposed ordinance makes severe changes to how the meetings of the Assembly will be conducted:

Establishment of a seating chart, arrangement of chambers. The chair shall have the authority to establish a seating chart for individuals participating in an Assembly meeting, and to prescribe how the physical space of a premise used for an assembly meeting may be used.

The liberal Assembly has recently attempted to move the mayor and his staff to a lower position in the Assembly room, which is a symbolic move that exposes the mayor to safety issues.

Prohibited items. The chair shall have the authority to prohibit members of the public from bringing dangerous or distracting items to Assembly premises, or to reguire an item to be removed from Assembly premises if it is being used to create an actual disturbance.

Recently, members of the public have brought in small American flags and waved them.

Removal for actual disturbance. The chair shall have the right to order a person to be removed from a meeting for creating an actual disturbance to the meeting.

Direction to security. The chair shall have the right to direct security guards at Assembly chambers, in furtherance of Assembly meeting purposes.

The security guards are now under the authority of the mayor.

Signage. The chair shall authorize signage posted at Assembly meetings, related to the Assembly meeting.

Safety rules. The chair may adopt rules to promote the safety of members and attendees of assembly meetings.

Dilatory motions, points of order, and reguests for information. The chair shall rule out of order motions, points of order, and reguests for information that are dilatory.

In recent meetings, Assemblywoman Jamie Allard has asked a lot of questions of testifying members of the public. This has made the liberal majority angry.

Non-germane reguests for information. The chair shall rule that a request for information is out of order if it is not germane to the pending motion or public hearing.

Recess. The chair may temporarily recess a meeting for convenience to restore order or to resolve a technical issue.

Committee assignments. The chair shall appoint assembly members to subcommittees of the assembly, and appoint a member to chair or members to co-chair each subcommittee.

Office assignments. The chair shall assign members office space.

Direction to municipal clerk. The chair shall provide direction to the municipal clerk.

The new rules also state that an individual who is testifying “may use a portion of their allocated time to engage in silent protest, but while doing so, must not prevent the assembly from receiving other testimony while the individual’s silent protest continues.”

Recently, some members of the public have used their three minutes to stage silent protest.

“Questions posed by assembly members should be to provide clarification or additional information on testimony provided. Members shall not engage in debate with members of the public. Questions should not be used as an attempt to lengthen or expand the testimony of an individual. Assembly members shall use restraint and be considerate of the meeting time of the Assembly in exercising the option to pose questions. The chair may intervene if a member is violating the spirit of this subsection, or if questions become so numerous as to impair expeditious conduct of the public hearing.”

Other authorities to be granted to the mayor are in the document below. The meeting starts at 5 pm at the Loussac Library ground floor on Nov. 23:

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • This seems nefarious, do you think Republicans, when elected, will revoke these rules or exploit them?
    Do you think minority party will balk when operating under these rules?

  • Let’s Go, Anchorage Assembly!

  • Communists consolidating power? Say it ain’t so!

    • Big fish in a small pond. Bring them down and vote! Anchorage is a small pond in this big scheme. Get out and educate yourselves and vote as if your life depends on your vote. It does!

    • So much for 20 years Active Army…. Wasted my time only to come home and the Commies have taken over.

  • Yo Bronson, you will obey the “Anchorage Assembly Gay Mafia” capeesh. 🦄🧚🏿🙄

  • Do you think any of the Marxists have the intellectual horsepower to originate these various power and control platforms or is there someone behind the curtain?

    Follow the money.

    • Big fish in a small pond. Bring them down and vote! Anchorage is a small pond in this big scheme. Get out and educate yourselves and vote as if your life depends on your vote. It does!

    • It’s called “Live Action Role Playing” amongst the anarchist class. They do follow a playbook, and just like the name suggests, its merely a game with many levels of advancement. #whowritesthecode

      • Look at AOC’s rise to power, that’s a perfect example. Look who’s her handler, how she was discovered.

  • THIS DOCUMENT WAS READ OUT LOUD AND PRESENTED TO AN OHIO SCHOOL BOARD AND THE MASK MANDATE WAS REMOVED:
    First and foremost, I will be making statements, not questions, so until I am finished speaking, there is no need or requirement for anyone else to speak. I am one of the people, and not subject to the rules and regulations of YOUR BOARD, so time limits mean nothing to me, or anyone else speaking. And I assure you, not hearing what I have to say will be extremely detrimental to both your office, and you individually.
    My name is XXXXXXXXXXX, my children do not attend this school. But, I am here for them. For a simple reason, they will know, when tyranny, and tyrants came to town, their daddy STOOD, SMILED, and kicked its ass outta town.
    With that being said, a bit of scripture from the 17th chapter of saint luke. Luke 17:2 “It would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and to be thrown into the sea than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.” the bible repeats that several times, and I urge ALL of you folks sitting here tonight to read that. And HEAR what it says. Judgment will be done, in this life or the next, and I hope you are prepared.
    So lets explain how things ACTUALLY work, which from my research, none of you appear to know.
    Lets talk about the LAW.
    Ohio Revised Code 3.30
    Except as otherwise provided in section 3.061 of the Revised Code, a person elected or appointed to an office who is required by law to give a bond or security previous to the performance of the duties imposed on the person by the person’s office, who refuses or neglects to give such bond or furnish such security within the time and in the manner prescribed by law, and in all respects to qualify self for the performance of such duties, is deemed to have refused to accept the office to which the person was elected or appointed. Such office shall be considered vacant
    and shall be filled as provided by law.
    Ohio Revised code on oathes and bonds requires a current oath of office, and a surety bond. It is 3.24. ORV 3.061 requires a Dishonesty and faithful performance of duty policy in lieu of bond. You folks are bonded under this code. Your bonds are faithful performance and honesty bonds. I know, we spoke to your bonding agent. Allow me to explain what this means.
    A Public Official Bond is a type of surety bond that serves as a statutory obligation requiring faithful performance, fidelity, and integrity of a public official’s duties to the public. This bond is one of the oldest forms of written guarantee that requires persons to obtain to qualify for office. In 1792, Congress passed an act that the Office of the Paymaster “shall give bond in the sum of $20,000, with two sufficient sureties, for the faithful discharge of duties.”
    Depending on the statutes of a specific jurisdiction, Public Official Bonds may be faithful performance bonds, fidelity bonds, public employee dishonesty bonds, or public employee blanket bonds.

    Allow me to clarify what this all means. You folks who are bonded, are carrying individual liability insurance. So if in your acting capacity as a public official, if you cause wrong or harm, we the people have a recourse. And can hold you accountable, and do not have to wait for the next election.
    Lets visit another law in this state Ohio Revised Code 3.07. Any person holding office in this state, or in any municipal corporation, county, or subdivision thereof, coming within the official classification in Section 38 of Article II, Ohio Constitution, who willfully and flagrantly exercises authority or power not authorized by law, refuses or willfully neglects to enforce the law or to perform any official duty imposed upon him by law, or is guilty of gross neglect of duty, gross immorality, drunkenness, misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance is guilty of misconduct in office. Upon complaint and hearing in the manner provided for in
    sections 3.07 to 3.10, inclusive, of the Revised Code, such person shall have judgment of forfeiture of said office with all its emoluments entered thereon against him, creating thereby in said office a vacancy to be filled as prescribed by law. The proceedings provided for in such sections are in addition to impeachment and other methods of removal authorized by law, and such sections do not divest the governor or any other authority of the jurisdiction given in removal proceedings.
    The men that wrote the magnificent documents that created this country, saw that government of any form was inherently evil, and would always be. So they put the power of the individual to work, and set in place safeguards for our protection. We will be using them if you continue down this path.
    Further more, I would like to like inform you of 2 federal criminal laws you are violating.
    18 USC 241 Conspiracy Against Rights
    If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
    18 USC 242 Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law
    Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom,
    willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different

    punishments, pains, or penalties.
    I have written claims against your bonds, and I will personally put them in the hands of every parent in this district. I have 2 weeks off every month, and have no problem doing just that. Once a claim is made, your insurance company is now on notice of a pending law suit, which they will be on the hook for. We will sue in federal district court under Title 42 1983, civil action for deprivation of rights under color of law, In both your official and individual capacities. We will seek compensatory, and punitive damages. With the amounts you are bonded to, do you really believe your insurance company will want to pay damages in the millions in defense of your actions? If this madness does not stop tonight, this will move forward. The line is now drawn, either stand down, or prepare for the ramifications that will be brought to bear against you. And I personally assure you, I am not an attorney, and therefore not bound to their procedures and rules, and I am able to do things they are not. The wheels of justice will be brought to bear on you in ways you cannot even imagine. It stops tonight. That being said, I require a vote, by all members, both bonded and not, on ANY AND ALL COVID guidelines. To continue, or revoke. Nothing in any of this is bound by law, simply words put on paper by non governing bodies. Your acquiescence only perpetuates this madness that cannot be proven to even exist. I have over 120 FOIA requests for isolated samples of the virus, which no official agency can produce. What say you?

    • Ah ha A fellow SGT Report listener! Keep spreading the message, hit in the pocket books! Let them be uninsurable!

    • “Your acquiescence only perpetuates this madness that cannot be proven to even exist.” The man is delusional

  • It is what children do when they do not get their way. Change the rules.
    .
    “I am taking my ball and going home!”

    • Exactly. Bunch of toddlers.

  • If this wasn’t so serious, it is actually funny. The bullies are still more angry then not that Mr. Dunbar isn’t t our Mayor so they can spend money like it was their own checkbook.
    I have never seen such a bunch of goons. Oh yes, I take that back, it is the media and whomever is running out country. As least we know who is trying to run our city into the ground.

  • Pretty soon they’ll vote themselves the power to have dissenters executed.

    It’s a full blown Bolshevik coup in real time.

  • Did George Soros buy out “the assembly” tee,oow? That’s how they say teeooh. If they were honest they would speak plainly, “too”. But no they put on airs teeeooh.

  • They are setting themselves up as untouchable God persons to rule over the “unwashed masses”. I wonder, aren’t they afraid they might go too far?

  • Pathetic. Pathetic. Pathetic.

  • This is all about punishing Jamie Allard. She’s the only person actually representing us.

    Thank you Jamie. You’re fighting an uphill battle and a war of wits with a bunch of idiots.

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