DELEGATE EDMUND YAZZIE, who is sponsoring Legislation 0323-13, asked Naabi to move his legislation to next legislation and Naabi voted to approve his request and so Naabi is now on item (J) which is:
Legislation No. 0323-13: Relating to Law and Order and Naabik’iyati’;
Approving Agreement between Federal Emergency Management Agency
and Navajo Nation for Major Disaster Designated as FEMA-4104-DR
(Sponsors: Honorable Edmund Yazzie, Honorable Alton Joe Shepherd)
SPONSOR – DELEGATE EDMUND YAZZIE
This legislation will allow fixing/replacement of water lines that froze and shattered. Give time to Ms. Whitehair.
ROSE WHITEHAIR, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR FOR NAVAJO NATION: This legislation is for $2.8 million in federal emergency funds for disaster declared last year and have 19 chapters have done work and this reimbursement. NTUA will also be reimbursed.
DELEGATE WALTER PHELPS
The emergency past summer resulted in some chapters losing documents and so no reimbursements? How can we prevent that in coming emergencies.
MAIN MOTION VOTE CALLED BY NAIZE but Phelps interrupts and says he wants answer.
WE had Operation Storm Surge impacting chapters from July to September and there was shortfall in documentation for reimbursements and there were large number of chapters and programs lacking documentation. We held workshops and we are posting documents on our website. New Mexico chapters can get cost damages to us for Operation Storm Surge from July to September.
Another concern is we had CHapter Summit and it was reported that Emergency Management Office had travel expenses cut. Police officers also had mileage cut. And those cuts are coming from President Shelly.
MAIN VOTE AT 1:03 PM: 14 IN FAVOR, 0 OPPOSED