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Letter: Finally, no more vacant lot

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Posted: Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:00 am

Finally, a vacant lot for more then 30 years is going to be used to bring more tax dollars and more jobs to Lodi — not just growing weeds!

For more than 30 years that land has sat vacant. As a local business owner, I’m glad to see the city of Lodi receiving new revenue to help with running our city’s police, fire and other departments.

Keep in mind that 30-plus years of no income for the local area and city budget.

Rick Kludt


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  • Jien Kaur posted at 10:16 am on Wed, Aug 6, 2014.

    Jien Kaur Posts: 293

    Addition of food market to the already Walmart does not add tax dollars. More low pay jobs yes and the jobs of the builders yes but after what is the money the store will make for the Lodi community? Then problem of big empty building who will rent or buy?

  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:28 am on Wed, Aug 6, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1586

    While it may be true that some funds may be leaving Lodi by a few Lodinians shopping in Stockton I still think that the vast majority of our new Super Center's monies will come from people choosing to shop at Wal-Mart instead of our other local businesses. The success of these SCs across the country depend on taking wealth from other local businesses and transferring it out of those same communities. If you choose to live in a community were the needs are all fulfilled with the building of one megamart that's fine but I prefer to shop elsewhere were the money I spend stays in my community.

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 11:51 pm on Tue, Aug 5, 2014.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2367

    I would agree with Mr. Schmidt regarding all these vacant strip malls. But when it comes to Walmart they usually bring with their stores and super centers proven success. Before the recent recession hit the nation, a SC was approved and just about ready to break ground. Now that things are beginning to turn around I see no reason to deny Lodi the opportunity for more jobs and increased revenue. Every time one of our citizens shops at one of the two super centers in Stockton, that's less tax revenue for Lodi. It's time (again) to move forward with this project.

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 12:13 pm on Tue, Aug 5, 2014.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2600

    Lodi is surrounded with hundreds of square miles of grape infested "vacant lots".

    Seriously, folks, sprawl is a cancer. We should be tearing these strip malls down, not building more of them.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 3:02 pm on Mon, Aug 4, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1586

    As Wal-Mart has a store in every town around and a Super Center out off Eight Mile Rd. I don't see how a new store will bring any out of town revenue to Lodi. What we have left is money going to Wal-Mart instead of our locally owned stores and after the money goes to Wal-Mart it will leave our city. I don't see how that's an improvement to Lodi.


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