First off, I have been reading all the Walmart articles over the past several weeks and have to comment. I have to say I agree with Pearl Stredni, who commented on the downtown palms, when read before they were $16,000 each.
I just thought: how insanely ridiculous. As for Walmart, I’ve worked for a large union retail company for the past 33 years, and 12 of those years down the street from the Antioch Walmart. I agree with Kristin Villyard; she is correct: one of the reasons I don’t like Walmart is because of increased crime. My store was always getting shoplifted in front of us.
My other reasons are, of course, Walmart is non-union. My store’s business has suffered for years because of Walmart and the Wincos and has since closed up in July, and now I have to commute to Pinole and I am not happy.
I think that is a great idea for the city to look at changing zoning regulations on large properties. I am for it. I could go on, but will save it for the city council meeting, so bring it on, the people of Brentwood!
Ed Sousa, Brentwood