Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Thursday, September 28, 2006

No SuperWalMart........Anywhere

Flushed with success at their "slam dunking" of the Wal-Mart Supercenter project in Moscow, the No SuperWalMart group is imperiously and arrogantly now trying to extend its reach beyond Moscow's borders. A flyer called "Closing the Gaps" has identified Latah County and the Hawkins Companies development Pullman/Moscow corridor in Whitman County as possible areas Wal-Mart could locate in. They want members to lobby the Latah County commissoners to adopt Moscow's "big box" ordinance. They have identified no action for the Hawkins Companies development in the corridor as of yet, but the flyer mentions that "Water supply is likely the biggest stumbling block to the proposal."

Mark Solomon is a leader of No SuperWalMart. He is also actively involved in the upcoming Palouse Basin Water Summit. He was quoted as saying:
“With the changes Whitman County is facing on land use, this is a good time to come up to speed on what everyone is thinking and start to think of things in terms of a solution. Hopefully, this will go beyond putting slogans on newsprint and hinting at ideas.”
Is it any wonder Whitman County commissioners fear this "summit" will turn into a three-ring circus?

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April E. Coggins said...
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April E. Coggins said...

I am grateful for state lines. Mark Solomon is not the be all and end all as he would like to portray himself. He is a blue collar welder who has very high political asperations. His biggest ambition is to run other peoples lives.

Sarcastic Housewife #1 said...

I feel for the Whitman County Commissioners having to go through a three-ring circus. I'm sure it will get out of hand and be blamed on the crazy people in Washington who want to take all the water.