Is www.ourpleasanton.org distorting the facts?
Original post made by Lance M, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jan 31, 2012
What facts are they distorting? Let's look at a couple from the most recent mailing.
" ...Wal-mart can expand into multiple sites throughout the city because there is not a process to analyze any of these applications."
Hmmm, we do have a zoning and planning department that does just that. They see if an application meets our cities zoning and planning requirements. This statement is an outright lie by the group.
"...Wal-Mart is seeking to build their second store..." - Yes, it is another store owned by Wal-Mart, but it is a grocery store, not the same as the other store in Pleasanton, not even close. They never mention that the store is completely different from the other Wal-mart. I see this as distorting the facts.
I find it funny that this group is so against Wal-mart, yet when Fresh n Easy moved in there was not a peep. Another grocery store was not a problem then. They only have a problem with Wal-Mart yes Fresh n Easy is owned by the second largest retailer in the world (behind Wal-mart) has very similar business practices. (and is not even a US owned company)
Whether you are for the store or against the store, you should be against this type of propaganda.