Hopi Tribal Council authorizes 2012 operating budget

KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. - For nearly three months, the Hopi Tribe's Budget Oversight Team (BOT), reviewed and debated budget proposals submitted by Villages, Departments/Programs, the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches and met with program directors, before presenting their recommendations to the Tribal Council for approval (Villages fully funded along with the YuWehLoo Pahki Community).

After weeks of discussion and requests for clarification and verification, the Tribal Council, on Dec. 29, approved Resolution H-010-2012 adopting the FY 2012 General Fund Budget in the amount of $19,777,218 and the FY 2012 Expenditure Authorization and Appropriations Language.

The approved resolution also authorizes the treasurer of the Hopi Tribe to prepare and submit the required SF 1034's to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in order to draw down from the unrestricted Proceeds of Labor funds in the aggregate amount of $12,880,338, with each month's draw-down in the amount of $1,073,362.

The resolution was passed by a vote of 13 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained with Chairman LeRoy N. Shingoitewa presiding.

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