Los Angeles Releases Report On Wal-Mart

A report on Wal-Mart commissioned by the City of Los Angeles warns that Wal-Mart's Supercenters would harm the local economy.
December 8, 2003, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The report... moves Los Angeles one step closer toward banning or placing severe restrictions on the mega-stores... Wal-Mart plans to open 40 of the stores in California within the next two years. At least five California cities have approved Supercenters; Oakland and several others have instituted zoning rules that ban them... Based on the report's recommendations... the city attorney's office will draw up a proposed ordinance, which could be ready for action early next year... Oakland's ordinance, which withstood a court challenge from Wal-Mart last month, might embolden Los Angeles."

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Published on Sunday, December 7, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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