After Losing On Zoning, Walmart Astrotufs Town With Petitions

On October 3rd, Long Beach California passed an ordinance banning large-scale retail super-stores. SuperTargets and Walmarts are no longer allowed.

In mid-October, reader trai_dep received a letter. It contained a petition for the city council to reconsider and repeal the ordinance or have it be moved to a people’s vote.

A small note at the bottom said, “sponsored by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.”

Trai_dep says Walmart has been “blizzarding the city” with these letters.

The full letter, scanned and reprinted, inside. — BEN POPKEN

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