Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, January 20, 2006

Stormwater and Traffic

Wal-Mart's experts are testifying how the stormwater plan goes above and beyond what is required by the city, I'm sure at considerable extra cost to Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart is also going to spend 3/4 of a million dollars on improving traffic around the store.

Currently, the Wal-Mart traffic engineer is rebutting PARD's "expert" from this morning.

Wal-Mart certainly does make an impressive case. I doubt there has been any other developer in Pullman that has gone to these lengths. There is no absolutely no evidence to support the contention that Wal-Mart is trying to "destroy" Pullman.

1 comment:

WSUStretch said...

The real interesting point is whether the information will be represented in the media this clearly.

I sure hope that as this project moves forward and that we can work with the Daily News to discuss the benefits and long term vision and goals of the city, not just report about the whinners and those who have not done their homework.

The community needs to continue to be informed and grow, and misguided, misinformed citizens who don't take the time to really find out the truth of how the processes work (zoning, various ordinances, noise, etc), will we be able to be on the same page and create a future together.

I hope, in the end, that everyone pulls together. We'll not always agree, but it's OUR town if you choose to participate. Let those who care in the long term set the vision, not be wagged by the latest protest fad.