Los Angeles suburb rejects exemptions for Wal-Mart

Journal Inquirer
April 7, 2004

INGLEWOOD , Calif. — Voters rejected a ballot measure that would have cleared the way for a colossal Wal Mart in this Los Angeles suburb, one of several communities across the nation to resist the retailer’s advances.

Activists who opposed the measure — which would have allowed Wal Mart to skirt zoning, traffic and environmental reviews — said it would hurt the community by inviting the Supercenter to drive out small business and encourage sprawl.

Compiled from news service reports.