Nearly three months have passed since the Rosenberg City Council did away with its decorum policy.
But after accusations were made at a council meeting last week, some council members want to reconsider the rules of procedure.
The council will hold a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the latest revision to the rules. The meeting is slated to begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 2110 Fourth St.
According to city staff, the rules and procedures have been revised 15 times.
This item was placed on the agenda by council members Jacob Balderas, Kevin Raines, Steven DeGregorio and Richard Olson.
Olson said he wanted to discuss decorum between council members, general comments from citizens, as well as adopting rules and procedures from other cities.
The rules of procedure were revised in September.
According to the rules of procedure, speakers must address their comments to the presiding council rather than to individual council members or staff.
Further, speakers making personal, impertinent, profane or slanderous remarks may be removed from the room and shall be barred from reentering the chamber during the session of the council.
Unauthorized remarks from the audience, stamping of feet, whistles, yells and similar demonstrations also are not permitted.
At last week’s special city council meeting, Mayor Bill Benton warned Rosenberg resident and former councilwoman Alice Jozwiak to stay on-subject when she was speaking during general comments.
Council member Isaac Davila reminded the mayor that Jozwiak was granted three minutes to speak and asked Benton to stop interrupting her.
After Jozwiak’s time was up and she continued to speak, Benton asked Jozwiak to step away from the mic or she would be removed from the council chambers.
Later that night, council held a workshop meeting, where they were slated to discuss the monthly police report.
Benton revealed that Davila had filed open records requests on the mayor, Balderas, Olson and two Rosenberg residents.
Harsh words were exchanged between council members at this meeting.
Olson said Davila was overreacting and called Davila a “dumb-ass” during the meeting.
Benton said Davila was abusing his position as a councilman. Davila stressed that there was no abuse on his end.
“I think you used confidential information to try to get public information,” Benton accused.
Davila insisted that he was checking to see if he was in danger.
Council agreed to bring this item back for formal discussion.