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Walmart Superstore in Rohnert Park heads for final vote


Walmart Superstore in Rohnert Park heads for final hearing January 13

Some love the idea - others hate it - where do you stand? 

The Rohnert Park City Council will be holding ther final hearing to either build it or send it away. Whether you live in Rohnert Park or just work or shop there, you can be part of their decision-making process.


Local Coalition of Labor, Environmental and Community Organizations to Hold

Mass Mobilization in Response

On January 13, the Rohnert Park City Council is set to decide whether to approve or halt Wal-Mart’s plan to expand its Redwood Drive store into a Supercenter, that would offer supermarket items in addition to retail merchandise. A Sonoma County coalition of labor, environmental and community organizations plans to mobilize a large contingent of local and Bay Area allies to express their continued opposition to the expansion.

After a four-year legal battle over the project’s environmental impacts, the City Planning Commission approved the large retailer’s plans in August. In 2011, the Sierra Club and Sonoma County Conservation Action, both members of the local coalition, won a partial court victory requiring a more exhaustive environmental review of the project.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the largest newspaper between San Francisco and the Oregon border, recently called Wal-Mart’s expansion project in Rohnert Park “one of the most divisive issues in the city’s 50-year history.”  Presently, there are no Walmart Supercenters on the North Coast including Marin, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties.

WHAT: Rohnert Park City Council’s last hearing on proposed Walmart Supercenter; local coalition to organize mass, Bay Area-wide mobilization in opposition.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at 5 p.m (please arrive by 4:30 pm or earlier).

WHERE: Rohnert Park City Hall, 130 Avram St., Rohnert Park, CA

WHO:  North Bay Jobs with Justice, North Bay Labor Council,  Sonoma County Conservation Action, Sierra Club, North Bay Organizing Project, and other regional labor, faith, and environmental organizations.

For more information about North Bay Jobs with Justice visit and