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Re: “Is It Time for Durham to Rethink Its Unusual Method of Electing Some City Council Members?

Frank, this is Donald Hughes...the proud son of Jackie Wagstaff (who has done much more for people of color in Durham than yourself in all your progressive glory). I am so glad that you are showing your true colors/faux progressivism on this thread Mr. Hyman.

Frank, there is significant data that show that the type of system that exists in Durham is one that in many ways intentionally hinders the election of people of color in many communities. While you're resorting to personal attacks, we will continue to speak truth to power and share facts.

Durham needs better leadership and thank goodness we don't have to worry about you on our city council anymore with this type of thinking :)

Clearly this hits a sore spot with you-- is it because it's the truth?

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Posted by Hughes4Durham on 09/11/2017 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Is It Time for Durham to Rethink Its Unusual Method of Electing Some City Council Members?

Also @Durham451, the lines would actually be drawn by the Durham City Council :)

Sec. 4. - Election wards.
(a)
The territory located within the corporate limits of the City shall continue to be divided into three numbered election wards, which shall be shown on the map showing the city limits maintained by the City Clerk pursuant to the provisions of general law.
(b)
Such ward boundaries may be amended periodically pursuant to the provisions of general law.
(c)
Within six months of the release of official United States decennial census figures (but not later than seven calendar days before the opening of filing under G.S. 163-294.2 for the next regular municipal election after release of the figures), the City Council shall by ordinance, using such figures and taking into account the election ward boundaries in existence at the time, revise the three election wards so that they are of approximately equal population, as determined in the discretion of the City Council.
(d)
The council shall allocate to the election wards, or by ordinance provide procedures for the city manager to allocate to the election wards, areas that are annexed to the city after the ordinance adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of this section and such allocation shall be made before the effective date of each annexation.
(e)
This section is supplementary to the provisions of general law. In case of conflict or inconsistency, this section controls.
(Acts 1975, ch. 671, 4; Laws 1983, Ch. 369, 1; Ord. No. 12281, 2, 5-7-2001; S.L. 2008-66, 1)

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Posted by Hughes4Durham on 09/11/2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Is It Time for Durham to Rethink Its Unusual Method of Electing Some City Council Members?

Frank, you should probably get your facts straight. First, Ms. Wagstaff led the DCABP PAC for one term out of the organization's 80+ year history. She is hardly responsible for the organization's loss of influence in Durham's electoral ecosystem. Quite frankly, this abberation of a ward system is the primary culprit in the weakening of the Durham Committee's influence and ability to get endorsed candidates elected in Durham. Next, let's address this "progressive" moniker that most non-minorities thinks prevents them from being guilty of racism, sexism, homophobia and any other "ism" that adversely impacts our community. In fact, this type of thinking is why so many marginalized groups have remained marginalized. Well-meaning folks that think they know best for communities that aren't theirs often make decisions from a position of privilege that lends itself to furthering the status quo in society. No, Mr. Hyman all progressives are not created equal. It's time for Durham to return to the true ward system that affords communities and voters, like those in McDougald Terrace, the same influence and power as those in Trinity Park!

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Posted by Hughes4Durham on 09/11/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “So far, little dough in Durham Council race

The above $779 total for the Hughes campaign only accounts for funds raised from 7/28/2009 - 8/25/2009. The correct total amount raised from the start of the campaign (7/15/2009)is $1129, as of 8/25/2009.

Posted by Donald A. Hughes on 09/02/2009 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Sandra Howell files, Donald Hughes announces, for Durham City Council; Lois Nixon to file for Wake Co. Education

Mr. Bocckino, You have effectively eluded my request to meet and discuss our differences on this project. I have attempted to reach out and begin the process of working constructively to find a resolution that is best for all of Durham. I cannot and will not engage in confrontational debate on this or any other issue for that matter. Nor will I resort to the usage of sarcastic rhetoric as a means of addressing our differences. If you change your mind and are willing to let go of the divisive politics of the past- politics that sees lines drawn in the sand with both parties not willing to budge- then contact me and we can move forward with the business of working toward a better Durham. Thanks, Donald A. Hughes Candidate Durham City Council- Ward 1 P.O. Box 52598 Durham, NC 27717

Posted by Donald Hughes on 07/13/2009 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Sandra Howell files, Donald Hughes announces, for Durham City Council; Lois Nixon to file for Wake Co. Education

Mr. Bocckino, My comment wasn't that I don't care about the water quality at Jordan Lake. The point that I was making (which may have been unclear) is that to state that this project would pollute Jordan Lake and harm drinking water without any data to substantiate that claim was unfair. Also, because no site plan had been submitted, there weren't any details (in terms of materials to be used) to base that threat to water quality claim. Again, I would love to have a sit-down conversation with you to exchange ideas. It seems that you are very passionate about this issue and could advise me on this matter and others. I do not profess to know all there is to know on this matter and have based my understanding on my personal education, philosophies and interactions. I hope that you take me up on my offer and begin the process of bridge building to gain understand into Durham’s most challenging issues. Thanks, Donald A. Hughes

Posted by Donald Hughes on 07/13/2009 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Sandra Howell files, Donald Hughes announces, for Durham City Council; Lois Nixon to file for Wake Co. Education

I know that my stance on the controversial Project 751 may alienate a group of salient citizens here in Durham that are opposed to the project. Under no uncertain terms have I been or will ever be a pawn/puppet for developers. In fact, as noted on the Bull City Rising blog (Fayetteville/751 project map change goes back to public hearings after crucial 3-2 BOCC vote) a few months back, I am quoted making this very point- "I would not stand up here and support any project that would cause my drinking water to be harmed," Hughes said, noting later that the real question was what the developers would do to ensure that there was no impact to stormwater." My stance on the issue is based on my economics background and my weighing of all of the costs versus all of the benefits of this particular project. It is my contention that every member of this community (environmentalist, students, developers, small businesses etc.) should be entitled to a fair process irrespective to my personal stance on the issue. At the end of the day, when a decision is made on the Jordan Lake boundary, a site plan must be submitted and approved (or denied). At that time, we will see specific site plans and be able to analyze the specific impact that this development will have on our natural environment. I would love to sit down with you Mr. Bocckino to discuss this particular project along with your general ideas on development here in Durham. Feel free to contact me via email at hughes4durham@gmail.com or (347) 820-5484. Thanks, Donald A. Hughes Candidate Durham City Council-Ward 1 P.O. Box 52598 Durham, NC 27717

Posted by Donald Hughes on 07/13/2009 at 5:48 PM

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