Navajo Council still debating LEGISLATION 0337-13, which is for Council to amend 2014 Navajo Nation operating budget by adding conditions of appropriations.
DELEGATE RUSSELL BEGAYE
There needs to be a specific position that is held responsible for enforcing COAs.
DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE
It is the oversight committee that wud make sure that COAs enforced. If give to Controller Grant, these COAs will never be enforced.
DELEGATE NELSON BEGAY
ask attorneys about withholding 5 percent of wages. i know they ned to be held accountable and they ned to know we are being serious.
NAVAJO DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL DANA BOBROFF
it will be challenged. there shud be opportunity for them, before salary taken, that there is notice in advance, opportunity to address the complaint. And also whether condition of appropriation actually under their control.
The way most of COAs written is present plan and plan doesn’t need to be liked by community.
But it will be challenged and probably successfully unless put hearing process in place before salary withheld.
COUNCIL VOTING at 2:17 pm on DELEGATE TSOSIE’s amendment to withhold 5 percent of director’s salary if he or she fails to comply with Condition of Appropriation.
9 in favor, 5 opposed