3.28.23 - March 23 Work Session Statement

It is my civic duty (honoring the implicit contract between government and the people) to carry out the obligations as required by law and the responsibilities entrusted in me by the voters in our community with both terms for which I have accepted as a member of Durham’s City Council. In fact, I am held to an even greater charge as a mother and role model. Engaging in this political forum with passion and vigor stems from the latter.

And while firmly believing that integrity is lost where transparency fails to exist, I make an appeal to you—my fellow Durhamites. In light of recent events surrounding allegations of an esteemed colleague, it is unfortunate that a moment off-record was made for public fodder. There is never an excuse for profanity.

However, I remain firm in my stance and simply ask that we not let the exchange deflect from the importance of what is at stake. Collectively, members of city council remain committed to doing what is in the best interest of our community. Forward movement only!

I look forward to continuing in service as your Ward 1 City Council Member.

Best Regards,


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