Great Moments in City of San Bernardino Mayor and Common Council Meeting History: Anti-Christ Spiritual Leader of the House of Ying Speaks on August 21,1989.

By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law

I was going to write about a particular part of the City of San Bernardino’s ordinance pertaining to property maintenance.   However, the hours have dragged by in researching the 1989 genesis of the predecessor of the modern Chapter 15.24 of the San Bernardino Municipal Code, and it will take enough research for a fifty-six part series.  However, in researching the 1989 minutes, I stumbled upon this gem:

A citizen identifying himself as the Anti- Christ Spiritual
Leader of the House of Ying, also known as the Sword, appeared
before the Council with a mask. He stated that the mask is to
prevent a robbery, not to commit one. He spoke regarding time
allotted at Council Meetings for public comments.

City Attorney Penman stated that under the Brown Act, public
comments can be heard any time of the day.
The Sword requested an opportunity to give the Invocation at
the next Council Meeting.

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Common Council of the City of San Bernardino, August 21, 1989, Council Chambers of City Hall,  300 North “D” Street, San Bernardino, California by Deputy City Clerk Sandra Medina, Pages 19-20.


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