Nez & Lizer requesting $7.1M for their office for 2022 Budget & Council wants $17.2M, 10 am, 8.12.21

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, during the Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee debate on LEGISLATION 0156-21: which seeks Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Approval and its Recommendation to the Budget and Finance Committee of President Jonathan Nez & Vice President Myron Lizer’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for about $7.1 MILLIOJN for their Executive Offices, there was a move in the Naabik’iyati to TABLE the proposed 2022 budget of $7.1M for Nez & Lizer, along with LEGISLATION 0157-21: which also seeks the approval & recommendation by Naabik’íyáti’ Committee to the Budget & Finance Committee of the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget of about $17.2 MILLION for the Navajo Nation LEGISLATIVE Branch, BECAUSE the proposed BUDGETS for Nez, Lizer & the Council had not gone through the annual budget process, which includes review by the Council’s standing committees.

Speaker Seth Damon is sponsoring both budget bills – LEGISLATION 0156-21 and 0157.21

It is now 4:41 pm, 8.12.21, and Nez & Lizer executive staff assistant Chris Bahe said that the Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee gave a Do Pass to Nez & Lizer proposed $7.1 MILLION 2022 Budget for their office & other offices in the Navajo Nation Office of the President & Vice President.

CORRECTION – CORRECTION – CORRECTION – CORRECTION
nez&lizer have a proposed budget for Dine’ Youth Advisory Council. It’s $50,000. I posted the nez&lizer proposed 2022 $7.1 MILLION for their office, which includes $50,000 for Youth Advisory Council, on my blog, Marley Shebala’s Notebook. Chris Bahe, executive office executive staff assistant, alerted me to the $50,000 for Dine’ Youth Council. Ahe’hee Chris. I hope this means I can FINALLY get some ANSWERS to several QUESTIONS that include Whether nez&lizer wud be Replenishing the Hardship Assistance Program with ARPA, According to Acting Controller Elizabeth Begay, if the estimated 9,000 Dine’, who did not apply for Hardship Assistance Phase One, apply for HA Phase Two, they will probably receive about $450 in HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE. And again, Chris, Sorry for the Error & Ahe’hee for Pointing it Out!

VERY INTERESTING nez&lizer proposed 2022 budget…nez&lizer are asking for about $3.4 MILLION for just their office. The proposed $7.1M for Navajo Nation Executive Offices, includes the $3.4m for nez& lizer, $50,000 for Dine’ Youth Advisory Council, $1.8M for Washington, DC Office; $492,006 for Navajo Hopi Land Commission Office; $204,836 for Miss Navajo Office; $351,898 for Telecommunications Regulatory Office; $507,361 for nez-lizer protection services; $150,000 for First Lady Office; & POSSIBLY $150,000 for Dine’ Uranium Remediation Advisory Committee. PROPOSED GRAND TOTAL $7,099,544
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It is 11:57 am, 8.12.21 & Navajo Council naabik’iyati Committee listening to Navajo govt Office of management & Budget read proposed 2022 budget of $7.1 MILLION for nez&lizer. Budget was almost Tabled cuz didn’t go thru Navajo Budget Process BUT nez&lizer attorney Dana Bobroff saved nez&lizer by saying that if naabi, which has FINAL APPROVAL or DISAPPROVAL of nez&lizer 2022 Budget, tables nez&lizer that it will die. SORRY, CORRECTION – Bobroff is council’s attorney. Speaker Seth Damon sponsoring nez&luzer 2022 Budget. nEZ&li-zer didn’t Budget any money for Navajo youth advisory…SMH. GOOD GRIEF. just proves nEZ&li-zer DO NOT WALK THEIR TALK/CHRISTIAN PREACHING&PRAYERS

The FOLLWING CONVERSATIONS are between Nez & Lizer Executive Staff Assistant Chris Bahe and myself regarding Nez & Lizer recommending $50,000 for the proposed 2022 Dine’ Youth Advisory Council budget:

Chris Bahe
Hi Marley. Good afternoon! The Exec Offices did budget for the NN Youth Advisory Council. Their proposed budget for FY 2022 is at $50,000. The exhibits do show the allocations for the Exec. Offices. They were shown on the Zoom screen shared by NN Council.
Marley Shebala
Chris Bahe I found it. It looks like Youth Council & Dine’ Uranium sharing $50,000 and $150,000 . But the BUDGET under Youth Council for Dine’ Uranium Remediation has no Number, & in the place of a budget #, it says NEW. And next to NEW is Dine’ Uranium Remediation Council. Is the $150,000 being Questioned because it has no Plan of Operation, which is why there is NEW, instead of Budget #?
Chris Bahe
Marley, the Youth Advisory Council and Dine’ Uranium Remediation Advisory Commission are separate programs and will have separate funds. The DURAC was established in 2017. They utilized alternate funding from that point until FY 2021. Now they have to shift to using general funds and that is why they have “NEW” next to their budget because they will be assigned a new internal business unit for their commission.
Marley Shebala
Chris Bahe So what was the Question about no Plan of Operation for Youth Advisory Council & whether Youth Council can be funded without a Plan of Operation?
Chris Bahe
The Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council has been funded since 2018. Each year they’ve gotten an allocation. I cannot answer why the NNYAC has not had a plan of operation, however, it seems this is the first time it’s been brought up.
Marley Shebala
Chris Bahe Now I understand why I misunderstood; DYAC has No Plan of Operation but has a Budget. The Appropriations Act requires Plans of Operation for Budgets to be funded…unless Council waives. So did Naabi Pass proposed 2022 $7.1M for Nez & Lizer Executive Offices and send to Budget & Finance Committee?
Chris Bahe
Yes, the legislation passed for the various Navajo Nation Executive Office budgets to pass and go onto the Budget and Finance Committee.

NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING (VIA TELECOMMUNICATION)
Call-in Number: (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 928 871 7160, Passcode: 86515
Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ), Thursday, August 12, 2021, 10 AM

APPROVED AGENDA
PRESIDING CHAIR: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council
Hon. Seth Damon, Speaker
BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE; RESOURCES & DEVELOPMENT COM.; HEALTH, EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES COM.; LAW AND ORDER COMMITTEE
Hon. Elmer P. Begay Hon. Kee Allen Begay, Jr. Hon. Paul Begay Hon. Eugenia Charles-Newton (C)
Hon. Nathaniel Brown Hon. Herman M. Daniels, Jr. Hon. Pernell Halona Hon. Vince R. James
Hon. Amber Kanazbah Crotty Hon. Mark A. Freeland Hon. Carl Roessel Slater (VC) Hon. Eugene Tso
Hon. Jamie Henio (C) Hon. Rickie Nez (C) Hon. Charlaine Tso Hon. Otto Tso (VC)
Hon. Raymond Smith, Jr. (VC) Hon. Wilson C. Stewart, Jr. Hon. Daniel E. Tso (C) Hon. Edmund Yazzie
Hon. Jimmy Yellowhair Hon. Thomas Walker, Jr. (VC) Hon. Edison J. Wauneka (C) Chair & (VC) Vice Chair

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION
  2. RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS (2 Minute Limit per Delegate)
  3. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE AGENDA
    (m) Hon. Kee Allen Begay, Jr. (s) Hon. Eugenia Charles-Newton (v) 19-0 (CNV)
  4. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE JOURNALS: July 15, 2021
    (m) (s) (v)
  5. RECEIVE REPORTS: NONE
  6. OLD BUSINESS:
    A. LEGISLATION 0221-20: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Amending the Plan of Operation for the Office of Miss Navajo Nation
    SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
    (m) Hon. Eugenia Charles-Newton (s) Hon. Nathaniel Brown (v)
    12/17/2020 – Motion to Refer Legislation 0221-20 to the Health, Education and Human Services Committee for further discussion with all entities including the Office of the Speaker; (M) Honorable Otto Tso; (S) Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton; (V) 22 In Favor, 00 Opposed (Chairman Pro Tem Daniel E. Tso Not Voting); Directive Motion was issued to have the Office of Miss Navajo Nation work collaboratively with the former Miss Navajo’s and the Miss Navajo Council, Inc. for possible recommendations to legislation 0221-20; (M) Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton; (S) Honorable Jimmy Yellowhair; (V) 23 In Favor, 00 Opposed (Chairman Damon Not Voting)
    May 4, 2021 – Health, Education and Human Services received recommendations from Office of Legislative Counsel and referred Legislation 0221-20 back to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee.
  7. NEW BUSINESS:
    A. CONSENT AGENDA
    LEGISLATION 0117-21: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Confirming the Appointment of Ms. Tammy Yazzie, to Serve on the Navajo Housing Authority Board of Commissioners as a Tenant and Homebuyer Representative for a Term of Four Years
    SPONSOR: Honorable Rickie Nez
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
    LEGISLATION 0118-21: An Action Relating to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Requesting the United States (“U.S.”) Senate and U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”), and U.S. Congress to Immediately Direct and Fund the BIA to Remove and Clean-up Dilapidated and Abandoned BIA-Owned Buildings and Infrastructure on the Former Shiprock Administrative Reserve Property in Preparation of Future Community Economic Development
    SPONSOR: Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton
    LEGISLATION 0121-21: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services and Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Supporting United States Senate Bill S. 4715 Titled “To Grant a Federal Charter to the National American Indian Veterans, Incorporated (INC.)”
    SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso
    LEGISLATION 0122-21: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Requesting the President of the United States, Joseph Biden, to Appoint a Commissioner to Oversee the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation SPONSOR: Honorable Raymond Smith, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso
    LEGISLATION 0107-21: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Resources and Development, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Reaffirming the Request to the Governor of New Mexico to Activate the Naat’aani Development Corporation – Molina Healthcare, Inc., Indian Managed Care Entity to Increase the Medical Resources Available to Navajo People During the COVID-19 State of Emergency
    SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Mark A. Freeland
    (m) (s) (v)
    B. LEGISLATION 0156-21: An Action Relating to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Executive Offices
    SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
    (m) (s) (v)
    C. LEGISLATION 0157-21: An Action Relating to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Legislative Branch
    SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
    (m) (s) (v)
    D. LEGISLATION 0116-21: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Rescinding NABIO-48-20; Establishing the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee Dádeestł’in Hótsaa Hoolyéhídí Task Force
    SPONSOR: Honorable Paul Begay
    (m) (s) (v)
    E. LEGISLATION 0123-21: An Action Relating to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and Navajo Nation Council; Confirming the Appointment of Mr. Anselm Morgan to the Commission on Navajo Government Development, for a Term of Four (4) Years, as the Eastern Navajo Agency Council Representative SPONSOR: Honorable Mark A. Freeland
    (m) (s) (v)
    F. LEGISLATION 0126-21: An Action Relating to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and Navajo Nation Council; Confirming the Navajo Nation Presidential Appointment of Mr. Zane James, to theCommission on Navajo Government Development, to Serve a Term of Four (4) Years
    SPONSOR: Honorable Edison J. Wauneka
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Carl R. Slater
    (m) (s) (v)
    G. LEGISLATION 0113-21: An Action Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Appropriating $27,991,281 in Síhasin Funds to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority for the Completion of 2,794 Utilities Projects Across the Navajo Nation; Approving the “NTUA 2,794 Projects Expenditure Plan” Pursuant to 12 N.N.C § 2501 – 2508
    SPONSOR: Honorable Herman M. Daniels, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
    (m) (s) (v)
    H. LEGISLATION 0159-21: An Action Relating to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Approving Amended and New Appendices to the 2021 Arizona Gaming Compact
    SPONSOR: Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton
    (m) (s) (v)
  8. CLOSE OF MEETING; ANNOUNCEMENTS; ADJOURNMENT
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