Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Wal-Mart in Galt to see ban?

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007 10:00 pm

The Planning Commission on Thursday tightened the language of and approved a proposed big box ordinance that could scuttle plans for a Wal-Mart in Galt.

The commission recommended that the ordinance ban stores larger than 120,000 square feet that devote 10 percent of their floor space to selling groceries, or non-taxable goods.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 20 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 20 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription at this time and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at 209-369-2761. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

16 comments:

  • posted at 11:51 am on Sat, Oct 13, 2007.

    Posts:

    Working as a contractor on many Wally World projects, I've seen the negative impact they've had on adjacent neighborhoods. I don't mind a store in Galt, but God help those within a 2 mile radius.

     
  • posted at 5:40 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2007.

    Posts:

    I'm all for growth, just not for Wal-Mart! I'd like to know how many of the people who want a Wal-Mart in Galt are willing to live next to it? The parking lots are filthy, the store and the aisles are cramped. Their employees are allowed to park their motorhomes and trailers in the parking lot and spend as many nights as they like. Nice!

     
  • posted at 10:37 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    Galt needs some type of business that will keep residents in their own town, i'm sure that most other businesses would have no problem for what they cater.

     
  • posted at 10:12 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    Galt needs to wake up! They can not afford to fund the sewage treatment plant, the high school and where is the 3rd school, Jeffery T Jennings? It seems that crime is up the house values are down and the galt citizens should demand to know where their money is going. Galt needs more local tax revenue and Walmart is a start! I have a family of six and all my money is going to Lodi or Elk Grove because I do not have a decent place to shop.. Sorry folks Raley's doesn't cut it!

     
  • posted at 9:51 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    They are crazy to keep Walmart out of Galt. I go to Lodi to shop at Walmart, I never shop here in Galt. The prices are too high. So instead of bringing the tax revenue to Galt let's just keep taking it to Lodi..... smart..

     
  • posted at 9:24 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    OH im so sick of Galt Seniors not wanting growth...HOW many of you will be around in 10 years...I am so ready to sell and move to Lodi...

     
  • posted at 9:05 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    The problem is not that anyone wants to limit growth, the problem is Wal Mart. Crappy products, narrow isles, employees that dont want to be there because its a crappy part time job and the low prices attract the dregs. Do you want to live near that? If a nice upperscale center like the Kohls-Trader Joes at Franklin and Elg Grove blvd. center wanted to come in, then I would be all for it, but a Wal Mart....Ughh!

     
  • posted at 7:58 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    Without growth, a city will die. To the residents of Galt, please continue to drive to Lodi to spend your money at our big box stores.

     
  • posted at 7:34 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    MEREDITH, RABOY AND HAINES ARE DOING A GREAT JOB. THEY'RE NOT NO GROWTH, THEY'RE FOR RESPONSIBLE GROWTH. CLARE, PAYNE AND SHELTON WERE ANTI COMMON SENSE, SOMETHING THIS NEW LEADERSHIP IS NOT. EVERYONE I KNOW LOVES THE CHANGES GOING ON IN THE CITY. KEEP WALMART OUT, WE DON'T NEED THEM. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

     
  • posted at 7:31 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    I hate seeing people like 'tax base' call the three council members no growth. We are about to finally have a completed general plan so we can grow, something that would have never happened with Clare, Shelton and Payne still pushing to expand into lands that we'd get sued over. Don't forget that Meredith changed his ordinance to allow this smaller size WalMart plead their case instead of outright banning them. This was just a planning commission decision, the council will stick with 140,000 ft I'm sure.

     
  • posted at 7:12 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    Who cares about Galt anyway?

     
  • posted at 6:17 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    THE CITY OF GALT NEED TO STOP BUILDING NEW HOMES. WE NEED A WAL MART OR A TARGET. WE NEED SOMETHING NEW. ITS THE SENORS WHO DONT WANT NOTHING NEW. THEY WANT TO KEEP GALT THE SAME WAY.

     
  • posted at 4:54 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    the city of galt, dont see they need a wel-mart or a target. or something. they way behind on time. why does galt like to life in the past.

     
  • posted at 4:27 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    I ask myself what business or mom and pop business would a Wal-Mart in Galt hurt, We don't have any business in this town but Save-Mart, Ace and Rileys, What a hair and Nail Saloon, Pizza place, I don't think Denny's will close over Wal-Mart

    I like how this change in rules have played out, First change the public meeting to a morning meeting, Galts a bedroom community, That means 75 to 80% of the voting public is gone to work, Now that plays very nicly into our no-growth 3 city council members plans, Raboy, Haines and Meredith,

     
  • posted at 4:08 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    Please don't tell me Galt is being controlled by the grocer's union as well.

     
  • posted at 2:45 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.

    Posts:

    Well galt, looks like you just had a stealth tax increase. By not allowing Wal mart in, you are going to be paying higher prices. Just like the govt to stick it to the people....

     
Readers Choice Awards 2014

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

What would you like to see in Lodi's parks?

Lodi's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is hosting a public workshop at 7 p.m. at Hutchins Street Square to find out how it can better meet the needs of the community. What would you like to see in Lodi's parks?

Total Votes: 203

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Featured Events

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists