What PARD has called for over the past year is a full, independent, careful study of he likely impact of a super center, done by a competent, objective firm – not chosen by PARD, not chosen by Wal-Mart, but agreed to by all parties. When such a real study is done, we can return to the discussion of what such a store will do for or to Pullman.
T.V. Reed, Pullman
At least, now we know that with or without a study PARD will not stop their appeals. Therefore the idea of a study is worthless. Besides, once they got their study we found via the letter to the editor that it is not good enough. Wal-Mart was supposed to pay for it, but now because Wal-Mart paid for it, it is invalid.
Also, it has been admitted that downtown is no longer the issue, as businesses on Bishop Blvd and Grand will now be hurt. I guess PARD has finally admitted that Wal-Mart will not hurt the downtown, like we have been told for so long.
Lastly, information used by the study could be found on the Internet. I am not sure what the point of that statement was, but looking into PARD's material, we find much of the information is found on the Internet.
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