Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners

Lula Dualeh: Fresh leadership for Meck Board of County Commissioners District 2

Lula Douleh

District 2 of Mecklenburg County's Board of County Commissioners has been in need of fresh leadership for a very long time and Lula Dualeh has stepped up to offer the type of leadership this district has been sorely lacking. Lula moved into District 2 with her parents when she was six years old. She grew up in the district, went to school in the district, and has spent her entire adult life in the district. She knows first-hand the needs and concerns of the residents on Mecklenburg County's West Side.

Lula is focusing on economic development, education, and transportation - issues that are vital to West Side residents. Her words are so much more powerful than mine, so I am sharing them here for each issue.

Economic Development

District 2 is a large district with communities extending from Biddleville to Steele Creek. Throughout those areas, we have a tale of two communities where there is extreme prosperity and poverty. And while I’m proud of the district that raised me, I know that behind every shocking statistic are real tears, real people suffering. District 2 deserves a fierce champion who will fight for all of District 2, not only certain communities. Recently, we have read, heard and seen developers express their vision for District 2, many times without the community input. As a connector, I will fight to ensure our communities concerns are met when developers begin to build for a future we all would love to see. I believe District 2 a renaissance of history, culture and excitement where we highlight and celebrate our wonderful communities. Where we have walkable businesses and beautiful parks all while preserving our historical integrity. I promise to always represent you and our District’s best interests as your next County Commissioner.

Mecklenburg redistricting fiasco is strongest argument yet for home rule

As many of you know, the state legislature took it upon itself to ram through its own map for Mecklenburg County commission districts. The reason? Republicans on a citizens' commission were upset that one of the maps under consideration would have split the towns in the southeastern part of the county into two districts.

Whatever you may think about what the citizen board was considering, this strongarm act by the legislature is yet more proof North Carolina needs to bring local government into the 21st century. Specifically, we need local home rule.

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