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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009 10:00 pm

I just received a flyer from Woodbridge and a card from Acampo asking me to vote "no" on the Wal-Mart Supercenter; if they will not sign their names, then I would say they are ashamed to admit who they are.

I say it is no coincidence that there is a Lodi First and a Tracy First. I say both are the same people fighting Wal-Mart. Their attorney, Steve Herum, is laughing all the way to the bank. He goes up and down the whole state fighting Wal-Mart Supercenters.

Lodi needs the sales tax that a Wal-Mart Supercenter will bring and they give generously to the community and organizations. There are a lot of elderly people in Lodi who live on a very small amount from Social Security and they need a place where they can do all their shopping in one place and not have to run from store to store.

I encourage everyone of you to vote "yes" on the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Marge Degenstein


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  • posted at 7:15 pm on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    commonsense1: What exactly is "testicular fortitude"?

  • posted at 12:09 pm on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    commonsense, so it's the unions' fault and not your heroes', the three ayemeegos? Wow, you certainly are way, way out there.

  • posted at 10:22 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    The only embarassing thing here is the Council member's don't have the testicular fortitude to ignore the union hacks. What happen's if seating is in short supply again? This stupidity has to stop.

  • posted at 5:42 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    Unbelievable... and so embarrassing.

  • posted at 5:32 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    Meeting was cancelled. The good ol' boys three ayemeegos were overruled by one of their own and the city attorney. Check out the lame excuses.

  • posted at 5:26 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    That meeting has been cancelled. Read the new front page online. They got caught cheating again. Listen to their pigeon brained excuses!

  • posted at 5:09 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    Loadeye: Will you be at the meeting this Wednesday night at Hutchins Street Square?

  • posted at 5:08 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    Loadeye wrote "They dissed their own planning commission in doing so."The decision to completely discount their own planning commission's findings is appalling.

  • posted at 5:00 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    Girard, you ought to know your council doesn't want "normal" citizens involved, especially those who'd tend to cause some flack. Do you notice how they sweat profusely when Ms. Ann Cerney addresses them? Johnson is so rude to her and Hitchcock is a close second. I respect Mr. Katzakian, Mayor Hansen and Ms. Mounce for listening and respecting her in return.

  • posted at 4:56 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    Lodian, those Walmart employees will be there with their buttons on, denoting that they are still "on the clock" and being paid to say the same old thing. There were only two or three citizens that showed up to speak for Walmart that weren't connected with them in any way. There were at least 15 opponents that weren't connected to any business or group opposing Walmart and I figure there were actually 5 to 1 speaking against superwalmart, that were just concerned Lodi citizens. I don't care one way or another what happens with this issue, as long as Walmart plays by the rules. Browman broke those rules by supposedly purchasing the existing building to save Walmart from their original agreement of having to have it fully leased before they move. Each and every tenant at the existing Walmart strip mall should be there to voice their displeasure at having the possibility of having that building demolished. They all know it's their doom when Walmart goes across the street and brings some major tenants with it. Walmart know it's a lock with their buds, the three ayemeegos, on city council. They dissed their own planning commission in doing so.

  • posted at 4:38 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    See you there Lodisafeway.

  • posted at 4:37 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    Marge Degenstein: It seems you do not think it is the right of the people to fight against something they do not think is good for Lodi.

  • posted at 4:35 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    I haven't seen much in the Lodi paper about this next meeting about Walmart. I saw the date for this meeting in the Stockton Record first. I'll bet the Walmart folks have already received a notice to attend.

  • posted at 3:05 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    My calendar indicates yet another Wal-Mart Lodi City Council meeting set for Wednesday evening at Hutchins Street Square (7:00 p.m.). I'm not surprised that this issue is heating up once more. Curiously, I haven't seen too much in the paper or online regarding this little gathering. It could be interesting to observe (as was the previous one).

  • posted at 1:39 am on Tue, Jan 13, 2009.


    looks like the backlash against the anti-WalMart hate machine is gaining steam.


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