The Flagstaff City Council and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors met Monday at Flagstaff City Hall to discuss a possible federal land exchange with the Hopi Tribe near Flagstaff. The meeting lasted around four hours as both the council and the board of supervisors heard from the state, as well as representatives from Senator McCain and Congressman O’Halleran’s office. The two drafted a letter to the groups saying state lands will be given to the Hopi Tribe to complete the 1996 Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute Act and that some federal lands around Flagstaff be put into the state land trust. The groups penned a letter back to the legislators saying they were against using forest service land to complete the deal. Some of the land being discussed include areas near the base of Mount Elden, northwest of Walnut Canyon and near Forest Highlands. McCain’s legislative assistant Nick Matiella says nothing has been done in Washington on the suggested parcels and says their office “learned rather quickly that the lands in question are not suitable.” McCain and O’Halleran’s office say they will take another look at the proposed lands mentioned in the original letter and will conduct a “reboot.” The board and council also says they want to be more involved in future discussions on this matter.