Atascadero Wal-Mart Petition

There are 5 comments on the KCOY-TV Santa Maria story from Jun 25, 2008, titled Atascadero Wal-Mart Petition. In it, KCOY-TV Santa Maria reports that:

Council members are faced with a decision in regards to putting in a Wal-Mart superstore in their city.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at KCOY-TV Santa Maria.

michael m

Paso Robles, CA

#1 Jun 26, 2008
with the cost of living going up because of the gas problem, its easy to know what Im going to say .we need and want walmart.

San Luis Obispo, CA

#2 Jun 27, 2008
The price of everything is going up. I personally know many families that make regular trips out of the area to places like Wal-mart in Paso and Costco in SLO. It is more cost evective in raising families to do so even with the gas prices. The problem is that Atascadero is the only one missing out on the tax revenues. When will Atascadero join the new age and get on the boat. We are in financial trouble. We keep trying to revitalize the down town only to watch businesses set up and shut down. We need money in our town and Wal-mart is a no brainer.

Atascadero, CA

#3 Jul 16, 2008
just think of all the weeds that will be cut down,weeds have rights too, even if they are dead,the city dont need 2.000.000 ayear from taxes paid by walmart.the city is rich.4.50 a gallon for gas to go to paso robles is nothing.i say let paso have the taxes,and we get to keep the weeds.
Peter Brennan

Paso Robles, CA

#4 Aug 29, 2008
Ive heard all the hype about what walmart will bring to the community and the councils grab for $$$$. What about the increased traffic what about the local house market? what about the local infrastructure upgrades... ongoing maintenance of the roads what about...... hey will all the external shoppers stop and buy from local stores...dah dont think so they just spent all their money at Walmart!!!!
we need to grow

Atascadero, CA

#5 Sep 21, 2008
poor local stores tattoo joints and cig shops thats gonna cripple them. oh ya the big bubbas is gonna lose money for sure....... dumb non thinkers think like this we want disney land

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