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The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the Tribe, and in that capacity shall have the following authority and duties:

a) To preside over all meetings of the Yurok Tribal Council and the Tribal Voting Membership, and to vote only in case of a tie;

b) To call special meetings of the Yurok Tribal Council or the Tribal Voting Membership as necessary with the request of Council members or Tribal members as provided in this Constitution;

c) To faithfully implement and enforce the legislative enactments and policies of the Yurok Tribe;

d) To execute such contracts, agreements, and other documents on behalf of the Yurok Tribe as have been duly authorized by the Yurok Tribal Council in the exercise of authority delegated by this Constitution, or by the Tribal Voting Membership;

e) To act as the principal spokesperson and representative for the Yurok Tribe in its dealings with all other governmental and nongovernmental entities, or to delegate such duties to other Tribal officers or officials as may be authorized by the Yurok Tribal Council;

f) To appoint persons to serve in unelected positions within the executive or judicial branches of the Tribal government and to advisory committees that have been created by the Yurok Tribal Council, with the advice and consent of the Yurok Tribal Council, and otherwise to implement such personnel policies and procedures as may be established by the Yurok Tribal Council. Efforts will be made to balance representation of the Advisory Committees between on and off Reservation.

g) To take such actions, including removal and/or barring of persons from Tribal lands, as may be necessary to safeguard the health and/or safety of the Yurok Tribe or its natural resources from imminent danger pending action by the Yurok Tribal Council; provided, however, that the Chairperson first shall have attempted to convene a special meeting of the Yurok Tribal Council on the issue. If such emergency action was not preceded by a meeting of the Yurok Tribal Council authorizing such action, the Tribal Chairperson shall, within forty-eight (48) hours after taking such action, convene a special meeting of the Yurok Tribal Council at which the only item of business shall be responding to the emergency. If the Yurok Tribal Council declines to ratify the Chairperson’s emergency action, or if no meeting is held within the time allowed therefor, said action shall cease to have any force or effect upon the earlier of the Yurok Tribal Council’s vote not to ratify such action or the expiration of forty-eight (48) hours after the action.

h) To prepare and present to the Yurok Tribal Council for approval, no later than one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, a proposed annual Tribal financial plan that sets forth in detail the then current assets of the Yurok Tribe, the sources and amounts of all anticipated Tribal revenues for the year, and a Tribal budget for said year.