A response brief for the City of Pullman in the suit against development of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pullman was filed Thursday in superior court by Spokane attorney Laura McAloon. The argument segment of the 13-page response brief said objections to the center by the Pullman Alliance for Responsible Development (PARD) could be summed up as "Pullman should impose special conditions on this project because it will be a Wal-Mart Supercenter."Technorati Tags: wal-mart walmart
The brief contends Pullman officials carefully processed the application for the center and thoroughly and consistenlty applied regulations regarding the site plan and compliance with the State Environmental Protection Act. Among other points, the brief argues the city's fiscal analysis was applied to impact on publicly provided services and not the impact on the "private sector."
PARD filed an appeal after a hearing officer sanctioned Pullman's approval of the site plan and SEPA compliance. A June 22 hearing has been slated in court for the appeal.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
"...Because It Will Be a Wal-Mart Supercenter"
From today's Whitman County Gazette. You have to love Laura McAloon's brief. Short, unlike PARD's 71-page waste of trees, but right to the point: