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Fighting Wal*Mart

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Dec. 9th, 2006 | 03:18 pm
mood: militant

For the past two weeks I've been spending massive amounts of time working with Responsible Growth For Northcross to fight against plans to build the largest Wal*Mart of Central Texas in our neighborhood.

This upcoming week will be the most intense, with City Council having an opportunity to suspend the site plan while they conduct an audit of it. The site plan has serious flaws, such as the traffic impact analysis (you can't plan to build a three-story parking garage and then claim there won't be a traffic problem), and part where the City Manager is married to an employee of Wal*Mart. However, the land developer is lobbying hard to convince City Council not to even vote on the issue.

There have been so many times in my life when an issue that I support has come up, but I've made excuses and not done much about it. This time it's in my neighborhood and I'm not making any excuses. Huge thanks to everyone supporting me.

So if you're wondering why I'm not on LiveJournal, this is why. I likely won't be reading for the next couple weeks either, so please contact me elsewhere if you have something major going on in your life.

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from: braemblerose
date: Dec. 9th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
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I've felt really good about supporting your efforts. I hope you guys are able to stop Wal-Mart from moving into the neighborhood.

More generally, I hope those who are troubled by Wal-Mart's shady business practices will stop shopping there.

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