A member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians says the tribal council should only serve part time.
Jaime Barrientoz thinks the chairman position should remain a full-time job. But the other six members of the council are wasting time and money, he says.
“I think that they have too much time on their hands,” Barrientoz told The Traverse City Record-Eagle. “Put them back to part time and you’d save about $1 million a year.”
Barrientoz served on the council when it was a part-time job. Full-time status started in 1998.
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Tribal member seeks part-time council (The Traverse City Record-Eagle 11/20)