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A San Francisco suburb voted Tuesday night [May 23] to use the power of eminent domain to keep Wal-Mart Stores Inc. off a piece of city land after hearing from dozens of residents who accused the big-box retailer of engaging in scare tactics to force its way into the bedroom community. The overflow crowd that packed into the tiny Hercules City Hall cheered after the five-person City Council voted unanimously to use the unusual tactic to seize the 17 acres where Wal-Mart intended to build a shopping complex, quoting the AP.
And this report filed by the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Yelm, WA City Council as is presently composed along with Yelms City Planners are not of the mindset to do something this bold. Their actions have been slam-dunk FOR development and unabashed growth, with little consideration for their constituents along with limiting what their people say. That is a fact! Hence the 2006 Jefferson Muzzle Award.

Posted by Steve on May 24, 2006 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

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