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(A) If the Tribal Council finds sufficient cause to proceed, they shall conduct or cause an investigation to be conducted to determine violations or noncompliance with this Code within thirty (30) calendar days.

(B) The elected official in question shall have the opportunity and right to be heard on his or her own behalf before the Tribal Council. There shall be a full and complete discussion of all aspects of the complaint against the elected official prior to a final decision, and the individual in question shall have the right to bring a spokesperson or advocate to speak on his or her behalf, witnesses, documents and/or any other relevant evidence to support his or her position.

(C) The hearing shall be informal, without formal rules of evidence, held in closed session, and recorded by the Secretary.

(D) The Tribal Council shall receive and consider all of the evidence presented at the hearing and shall issue a written decision regarding the matter in question. The decision shall be mailed to the elected official by certified mail, within twenty (20) calendar days after the hearing date.

(E) All provisions of the Karuk Tribe’s Constitution for removal of Council members and Resolution 09-R-159 fair hearing procedures shall apply.

(F) The decision of the Tribal Council following the hearing shall be final. [Res. 10-R-074 § 705, 7/1/2010.]