Wal-Mart Tries End Run Around City Council

Wal-Mart is attempting to use the California intiative process to bypass planning regulations in Inglewood, CA.
January 14, 2004, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Stung by strong opposition in nearly every corner of the country where it proposes a large-scale development, Wal-Mart is taking a new tack here: bypassing local regulators and going straight to voters for permission to build a mega-store... A rarely used provision in state law allows the exemption for construction projects submitted to voters as an initiative."

Thanks to Jennifer Carman

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Published on Monday, January 12, 2004 in The Chicago Tribune
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