Tribal council to meet in special session

The Daily Times staff
Jim R. Parris, right, answers questions during a discussion by the Navajo Nation Council about the bill to confirm his service as the tribe’s controller at the winter session on Jan. 27 in Window Rock, Ariz.

FARMINGTON — The Navajo Nation Council will convene Wednesday to consider a bill to remove Jim R. Parris as the tribe's controller.

The bill, which was introduced on Dec. 20, states the council "finds it necessary to remove" Parris, but it does not provide reasons for the removal.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye appointed Parris in December 2015, and the council confirmed the appointment in January 2016.

The bill to remove Parris is the only legislation listed on the proposed agenda, which was released today by the Office of Legislative Services.

In addition, the Office of the Speaker released a copy of the memorandum from Speaker LoRenzo Bates to delegates about the special session.

The speaker’s office also released a copy of the petition 20 delegates signed to authorize the special session, which will start at 1 p.m. in the auditorium at the Department of Diné Education in Window Rock, Ariz.

Delegates are meeting at the education department because the council chamber is closed for renovations.