Residents Fight Proposed Wal-Mart

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, November 21, 2005

Steve Detrick lives right next to the site of the proposed 240-thousand square foot supercenter at Sheldon and Power Inn Roads.

"In fact my property butts up to the project."

He helped form the Elk Grove Coalition Advocating Proper Planning soon after the supercenter project was announced about two months ago. Since then, the group has collected 3,000 signatures against the proposed store.

He says the project is a bad fit for the neighborhood. "Definitely more noise, light and air pollution and historically there’s been a decrease in property values."

Wal-Mart officials say many Elk Grove residents support the proposed supercenter.

The Elk Grove Planning Commission is expected to hold a public hearing on the environmental impacts of the project in mid-December.