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Article IV. Council Roles and Responsibilities
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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 as detailed in Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution:

(a) To preside over all meetings of the Council and the Tribal voting membership, and to vote only in case of a tie;

(b) To call special meetings of the Council or the Tribal voting membership as necessary at the request of Council members or Tribal members as provided in the 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 Council in the exercise of authority delegated by the Constitution or by the Tribal voting membership;

(e) To act as the principal spokesperson and representative for the 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 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 Council, with the advice and consent of the 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 Tribe or its natural resources from imminent danger pending action by the Council; provided, however, that the Chairperson first shall have attempted to convene a special meeting of the Council on the issue. If such emergency action was not preceded by a meeting of the Council authorizing such action, the Chairperson shall, within 48 hours after taking such action, convene a special meeting of the Council at which the only item of business shall be responding to the emergency. If the 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 Council’s vote not to ratify such action or the expiration of 48 hours after the action;

(h) To prepare and present to the Council for approval, no later than 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. [Ord. 72, renumbered, 2/11/2021; Ord. 32 § 6301, adopted, 9/5/2013. Formerly 1.15.200.]