Citizen Staff Writer
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Wal-Mart will not sue the city to get an initiative overturning a portion of the big-box ban onto November’s ballot, a company spokeswoman said Friday.
The city refused to accept a petition bearing nearly 22,000 signatures requesting the ballot item earlier this month, saying the initiative was against state law prohibiting such measures from targeting land-use regulations.
Wal-Mart wanted to eliminate the portion of the city ban that restricted the space dedicated to grocery sales in stores larger than 100,000 square feet.
Delia Garcia, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman, said the corporation opted not to file a lawsuit with hopes that the large number of signatures collected for the effort may prompt the City Council to revisit the ordinance and eliminate that restriction.