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    Cyburbian CJC's avatar
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    Banning big-boxes gets a big boost

    I don't really have a problem with all big-box stores (haven't even seen a Walmart in years, but I do go to Target every now and then when I'm out of the city), but this case is a huge loss for them out here (especially for Walmart - Target already has a pretty strong presence in LA and the Bay Area):

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...AGH3QB0QB4.DTL

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Based on my experience, this decision should not be surprising. California courts have overwhelmingly deferred to the local jurisdictions when it comes to their legislative actions.

    However, when in comes to discretionary decisions, the courts take a different view and tend to provide more scrutiny. Which is why the AG sued San Bernardino County based on the county’s decision to approve the Final EIR…a discretionary decision. AG Brown may have a case. (Tying into to your "suing cities..." thread. BTW, San Berdo is a county not a city...nit picky, I know.)

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