City Council OKs Wal-Mart Impact Study
By Daily Republic staff
VALLEJO - The Vallejo City Council on Tuesday narrowly gave Wal-Mart the OK to start environmental studies for its proposed waterfront store.
The council split 4-3 on the issue, which was opposed by many residents at the meeting.
Wal-Mart wants to build a nearly 400,000-square-foot store in the White Slough area, despite a 1995 agreement that limits stores in the area to less than half that size. It has asked that those rules be changed to permit the store.
The decision came as the retailer pursues plans to build supercenter stores in both Fairfield and Suisun City.
The company has appealed a Nov. 1 vote by the Fairfield Planning Commission rejecting the store, proposed for the Mission Village Shopping Center. The issue will go before the Fairfield City Council Dec. 5.
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