The Carson City Council approved an ordinance regulating the sale and manufacturing of cannabis which two council members voted against. Cedric Hicks and Lula Davis-Holmes have long maintained their disapproval but the latter appears to have changed her position around the same time billboards popped up in support of specific candidates for the November election.
Cord Management LLC has erected billboards on behalf of incumbents Jawane Hilton, Brandi Murdoch and Davis-Holmes. After running our story Davis-Holmes fired off an email to her colleagues denouncing the billboards while her official campaign websites states she supports the regulation of cannabis.
Members of a Carson community Facebook group are openly non-supportive of Davis-Holmes’ campaign to be the city’s mayor. Many expressing her one-time disdain of colleague Jim Dear, and how they have become best “buds” after she led the effort to recall him.
2UrbanGirls reached out to Carson Mayor Albert Robles for his perspective on the situation.
“This does not surprise me at all, nothing Councilwoman Lula Davis-Holmes says or does shocks me. Everybody knows she will say or do anything for her own personal political advantage. Consider that as a Councilwoman she had a decade-long battle with Jim Dear regarding his racism, misogynistic, and bullying behavior; when Jim Dear’s behavior worsened in 2015, she voted to publicly censure him (first time that ever happened in Carson history); and in 2016, Lula helped with the recall and removal of Jim Dear from public office (first and only time elected official was recalled in Carson since the 1970’s),” said Mayor Albert Robles. “Yet, she threw all that out the window for her own political convenience 2-years later when Councilwoman Lula Davis-Holmes supported and helped Jim Dear get elected in 2018 to the City Council. Why you may ask? Because neither then-Councilmember Elito Santarina nor I would not support her to stay Mayor Pro Tem forever. So, she supported Jim Dear against Elito and is now running against me. Because as she always says, it’s all about her.”
Robles likens her flip flopping with Dear to her now assumed affiliation with the cannabis industry.
“In 2019, she was asked about Jim Dear by the Daily Breeze, and Lula responded she was ‘going to get along with [Jim Dear] just fine.’,” said Robles. “So, what she is doing now during this election and flip-flipping on cannabis does not surprise me nor should it shock anyone, because again everyone knows she will say and do anything to be Mayor.”