Saturday, June 16, 2007

See Ya in Court

Posted By on Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 9:49 AM

Wal-Mart says it's looking out for Tucsonans this year with the Consumer Choice initiative, which--if passed by voters on the November ballot--would bust the city’s ban on grocery sales at Big Box stores. Good ol’ Wally-Mart says it’s unfair that the city is blocking it from undercutting grocery stores that have union workers and pay decent wages.

We’re hearing whispers from City Hall that the proposed proposition may face a legal challenge, because it involves zoning law, which isn’t subject to the initiative process.

Pete Zimmerman, the political consultant handling the initiative drive, says he thinks the effort is on solid legal ground.

“I’m not a lawyer, but our lawyers think otherwise,” says Zimmerman, who remains hopeful that his signature gatherers will have enough petitions to make the ballot. “We’re operating from a standpoint that this is a restraint-of-trade issue.”

More on the initiatives in next week’s Skinny.

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Meditation and Buddhist study

Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

Mondays, Saturdays

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

World Flute Concert

World flute virtuosos Gary Stroutsos and Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos come together for an evening of meditative soundscapes… More

@ San Pedro Chapel Fri., Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m. 5230 E. Fort Lowell Road.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Tucson featured in BBC's new series 'Seven Worlds, One Planet' (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Claytoon of the Day:An Idiot Hides Evidence (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Things to do, This Weekend, Jan. 24 - 26 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Trees Speak Release Ohms (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Where to Rock, This Weekend, Jan. 24 - 26 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2020 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation