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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-05 04:35 PM
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113. Walmart vs the little guy
Dorothy Littrell/ Property Owner: "I am not going to sit by and let it happen without screaming all the way down."

Milton Rodriguez/ Property Owner: "We've spoken to them and they don't want to listen to the people around here. It's all about the money."

Cris Rodriguez/ Property Owner: "I think the city leaders are looking down here and they're not seeing people or businesses. They're seeing dollar signs."

But Ogden's mayor, Matthew Godfrey, says eminent domain was used only as a last resort, when a few property owners refused to sell.

He says: "We don't like to do this. We feel bad about the people who don't want to sell, but I think it's in the greater good that we redevelop this area."

Bill Glasmann/ Wal-Mart Opponent: "We've got a Wal-Mart what, maybe 15 blocks to the north of us, and 30 blocks to the south of us. And now they want to put a big box down here at the expense of these people."
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