So why does anyone who doesn’t own a house in the neighborhood really care if Walmart builds there? Doesn’t affect me, right? Wrong. There is an equitable principal that “you don’t get to bring a nuisance to your neighbors.” The best well-known example of this doctrine is a person doesn’t get to bring their stinky pig farm to a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood that has been enjoying fresh air for years. These houses were built at that location for a reason, to create a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood. This neighborhood is and has been well established before Walmart chose to purchase the land next door. Thus, a simple principle of fairness and justice dictates that Walmart has no right to destroy the safety and peacefulness these neighbors have created. They were there first, after all.
Then there is this letter from someone who aspired to be appointed to the city council, Marlin D. Thompson;
The group’s spokeswoman, Dana Palmer, rails about Walmart’s promotional campaign to advance the company’s desires to build at 85th and Minnesota. And SYN’s “news release” (that’s a stretch) provides Sioux Falls citizens with this: “If the city allows Walmart to buy zoning to allow it to build a commercial development … .” The group continues “… our neighborhoods are not for sale to the highest bidder, and zoning in this city cannot be bought.” Wow. Pay no mind the City Council voted 7-1 to allow the project to move forward; however, SYN knows best. The ballot measure will be decided by the voters of Sioux Falls. Thank goodness.
LOL! The ‘RUBBERSTAMP’ council, the one that Marlin wishes he would have been appointed to. But he seems to have a change of heart since 2011. DOC: CouncilorThompson;