Sorry about the short notice but I’m finally back to work. I took a couple of days to be with Shalakos, Koyemsis and other Holy Ones at Zuni, the home of my late father… anyway, the Navajo Nation Council’s Resources & Development Committee, headed by Delegate Katherine Benally is having a Work Session today, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Navajo Council chambers in Window Rock to begin reviewing Navajo laws regarding the Navajo Nation’s local governments – the 110 chapters and five reservation agencies. The Navajo Nation Division of Community Development is where the Local Governance Department is located and so they will be presenting.
HERE IS WEB ADDRESS TO TODAY’S RDC WORK SESSION WITH DIVISIONI OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
And the Navajo Nation Council has scheduled s SPECIAL SESSION TOMORROW, Dec. 10, 2010, to continue debating on Legislation No. 0213-13: Relating to Resources and Development and Budget and Finance; Declaring its Official Intent to Reimburse Itself with the Proceeds of the General Obligation Bonds And/Or the Draw-Down General Obligation Bonds in One or More Series in the Aggregate Total Amount of up to Two Hundred Twenty Million Dollars $220,000,000) to Refund Certain Outstanding Bank Indebtedness and to Finance Economic Development and Infrastructure Projects in Two Components: A) $100 Million in General Obligation Bonds (In the Form of Long-Term Fixed Rate Bonds to be Sold to Institutional Investors) and B) Up to $120 Million in Draw-Down General Obligation Bonds (In the Form of a Bank Loan(s) that can be Drawn on as Needed to Fund Approved Projects) and Subject to Completion of Independent Credit Review and Approval Process Prior to the Funding of Any Economic Development Sponsors: Honorable Katherine Benally, Honorable Leonard Pete, Honorable Joshua Lavar Butler, Honorable George Apachito, Honorable Walter Phelps, Honorable Mel R. Begay, Honorable Jonathan L. Hale, Honorable Charles Damon II, Honorable Johnny Naize. (Motioning Party) Duane Tsinigine (Seconding Party) Danny Simpson
The Council lost a qorum before they finished debating and voting. The last time this happened, where the Council lost a quorum before voting and then called a special session to finish action on their legislation, Speaker Naize – who recently had 11 criminal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery filed against him by the Special Prosecutor – didn’t allow the Council to continue voting; he just called for a vote.
If Speaker Naize had any respect for the People, the People’s position of Navajo Council Speaker and the People’s Council/Government, Naize would resign as Speaker and he would not select a Speaker Pro Temp. If the Council had any respect for the People, themselves, and the People’s Position of Speaker, they would demand that Speaker Naize resign and they would demand that THEY, not NAIZE, vote in a new Speaker, who also has no criminal charges pending.
HERE IS THE AGENDA FOR NAVAJO COUNCIL’S SPECIAL SESSION TOMRROW:
The Council’s Law & Order Committee is also meeting today. They have some very interesting agenda items. CHECK IT OUT:
AND HERE IS THE SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR THIS WEEK’S NAVAJO COUNCIL AND STANDING COMMITTEES: