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City Council Overturns "Supercenter" Ordinance

Three comments:

1. Signing a petition is not the same as being in favor of that issue. I often sign to place important issues on the ballot that I want to vote AGAINST, so the issue can be decided once and for all.

2. If the City Council has any spine, they will fight fire with fire, and place the current (well, recently repealed) ordinance on the ballot for the next regular election. One or two box stores may sneak in during the window, but I suspect the public may act to close that window.

3. Was the ordinance motivated by sound economic science? There are already many big box superstores in existence. What has their actual impact been? Was the original ordinance motivated more by fear or more by science?

February 2, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )