Petitions filed for Walmart referendum

Petitions filed for Walmart referendum

There are 53 comments on the ThisWeek Community Newspapers story from Aug 3, 2011, titled Petitions filed for Walmart referendum. In it, ThisWeek Community Newspapers reports that:

The city of Westerville has received 125 petitions containing 2,330 signatures to place a referendum of council's Westerville Square redevelopment decision before voters.

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Love us or Leave us

Columbus, OH

#41 Aug 8, 2011
LOL wrote:
Twas but a child when I estimated westerville was probably started by po columbus folks who were probably scared of being beat up by other po people and wanted to raise the price on their ghetto housing to keep other po people out, sacrificing what little money they actually had to feel more stuck up than usual. Place looks like a dump off and on already, and look at the ridge rats and what breeds there. Like clintonville people, just because you think your something special because your you spend all your money on a ran down looking dilapidated house, doesnt mean ya are. Sadly you yourself have to be the ignoirant type of person your looking to avoid if you think a store will bring in any more trash to your neighborhood than is already there. Ill tell ya who the real trash is, peopel dumb enough to jack their prices on garbage up and rob themselves just to keep poor people away. Darwins theory is right time and time again. That money gets siphoned right back into the hands of competent people (altho I wouldnt call kroger "competent" as much as I would call them robbers for their jacked up prices). Trust me, you people need to develop your little backwards town and stay out of the hillbilly mentality. You also should investigate the crimes those police commit there, seemed like an epidemic when I talk to others about what used to go on.--- Let me guess this is mostly old people with no lives protesting this? Man before my grandma died she wouldve protested books and food she was so insane, I see this is a trend that hasnt been addressed by society yet.[[also over here on the side of town where the houses look good, we built a walmart and the neighborhood is doing great, but ignorant peopel protested it, so it had to be a smaller one. Now everyone wants a bigger one.]] People are freaking geniuses! NOT! Thats why 99% couldnt get 100%!
The quesdo-intellectual has spoken...ALL HAIL BRAINIAC..(dumbass)
NoWalmartForWest erville

Columbus, OH

#42 Aug 8, 2011
Cmon man wrote:
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No, "we" did not make it clear that walmart is not welcome. I have supported the redevolpment of a dead if not critically wounded shopping center. Giant Eagle?? So you work for giant eagle and are afraid of competition?
No..DA..I live near that shopping center and I would rather eat dirt than have Walmart as my neighbor. If you don't have to live near it or have it impact your daily life (traffice, trash and trouble..the BIG Three) then piss off...
Cmon man

Seymour, IL

#43 Aug 8, 2011
Love us or Leave us wrote:
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You don't like us..drag ur arse back to whatever third world you escaped from..
Thank you for proving my point.
Cmon man

Seymour, IL

#44 Aug 8, 2011
NoWalmartForWesterville wrote:
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No..DA..I live near that shopping center and I would rather eat dirt than have Walmart as my neighbor. If you don't have to live near it or have it impact your daily life (traffice, trash and trouble..the BIG Three) then **** off...
It will every GD day.
born and raised here

Westerville, OH

#45 Aug 8, 2011
Love us or Leave us wrote:
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You don't like us..drag ur arse back to whatever third world you escaped from..
Wow, I didn't really care one way or the other if they put in a walmart. Now I kinda hope they do. I am ashamed to say I am from here.

I guess this group only has one valid argument with traffic and uses the racist card for the rest.
born and raised here

Westerville, OH

#46 Aug 8, 2011
Matt wrote:
I salute Westerville Planning Commission for fighting over this.
Westerville planning commission recommended conditional approval to city council.
NoWalmartForWest erville

Columbus, OH

#47 Aug 9, 2011
Cmon man wrote:
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No, "we" did not make it clear that walmart is not welcome. I have supported the redevolpment of a dead if not critically wounded shopping center. Giant Eagle?? So you work for giant eagle and are afraid of competition?
Yes..WE did...The citizens of Westerville voted down the Walmart where GE is now..not me..not you...WE did. If that does not signal our clear intention that Walmart was not welcome then, well, when the the citizens vote no on the referendum and they will...if that is not a clear signal..what is?? And NO I do not work for GE and I rarely shop there..too expensive for me but I will gladly shop GE before I shop WM..and Walmart does not do "competition". Their corporate strategy is dominate and crush..drive out any competition with cheap Chinese made crap and leave the consumer with few alternatives... NO WALMART FOR WESTERVILLE!!
Cmon man

Seymour, IL

#48 Aug 9, 2011
NoWalmartForWesterville wrote:
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Yes..WE did...The citizens of Westerville voted down the Walmart where GE is
Wow, where did you live when that happened? Apparently, not around here. There was never a precinct or city-wide vote on that. Planning commission and council shot it down because they couldn't show enough parking for the 200,000 plus square foot store, and all the other retail outlets in center.
trixie

United States

#49 Aug 9, 2011
Just what we need.... More trash in Westerville
trixie

United States

#50 Aug 9, 2011
this is to "Love it or Leave it".... I am a Ridge Rat, have been all my life. I wouldn't step foot in a Wal-Mart. Where do you live? Snobby Medallion? You probably live far enough away that it wouldn't affect you one bit
born and raised here

Westerville, OH

#51 Aug 9, 2011
NoWalmartForWesterville wrote:
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Yes..WE did...The citizens of Westerville voted down the Walmart where GE is now
There was no public vote on the walmart at State and Maxtown, only planning commission and coucil.
Cmon man

Seymour, IL

#52 Aug 10, 2011
How much is this going to cost the City in legal fees? All the taxpayers here should be outraged at what this will cost, especially if it's determined that this is a application of existing codes (which it is) and not a legislative action. Again a fine example of catering to special interst groups and not the majority.
Darwin

United States

#53 Aug 11, 2011
Very disappointing if this store doesn't get put in. Very illuminating on the true feelings of the citizens of Westerville. Walmarts did not cause business to decline or neighborhoods to suck when they were put in at Dublin or Lewis Center. The Morse Rd location is in an area that has a lot of people Westerville seems to want to avoid, that's why they shop there, as well as not having any other competition in that vicinity.

It is sadly telling, in these economic times, that a small little town would rather have an empty lot than provide a location that would bring business, tax revenues, and jobs.

Westerville: The Tea Party of Ohio.

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