Wal-Mart Invading Austin Neighborhood

The people for Responsible Growth for Northcross have an online petition that needs your help and signature (if you live in Austin, Texas), the deadline is December 14th so sign now and pass the link along.

What has happened is the city council gave Wal-Mart a license to demolish the mall at Northcross and to build a 220,000 square foot Wal-Mart Hell Center right next to homes and a neighborhood, which will basically drive those property values and the feel of the neighborhood into the ground. The council had been planning a referendum to re-consider the plan but has backed away because of fears and threats from Wal-Mart's lawyers.

The citizens for Responsible Growth say "We agree that Northcross Mall needs to be redeveloped. We welcome growth, but not to the detriment of our neighborhoods. Develop it neighborly. Develop it right."

And to that I say, right on! Development does not have to suck the livelihood out of a town, it can be used to enhance everyone's life and there's nothing but bleakness where Wal-Mart invades and lands.

Wal-Mart's motto should be, we're coming, whether you like it or not.

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