Here at joint meeting of Budget and Finance Committee and Resources and Development Committee which continues to debate report on Decentralization from Division of Community Development Director Leonard Chee.
DELEGATE ELMER BEGAY, RDC COMMITTEE MEMBER
I read this Decentralization Report and it still has DCD holding some local government powers. And I don’t agree with definition of Decentralization in this report. I understand that Mr. Chee said at one of the summits that this report was a “done deal.” That’s wrong.
DELEGATE KATHERINE BENALLY, RDC CHAIRPERSON
Personally I like the concept of regionalization and decentralizing all programs in Window Rock. Is the intent of this project to decentralize technical assistance which means chapters will still have to come to Window Rock for answers.
And I wish I had $3 million for a project, Mr. Bates.
I’m anxious for this to come to RDC and have input.
But I understand that this is the first step and I am hopeful that this is what the local governments wants and the people.