The Planning Commission meeting held this week has shown a definite trend in local politics – that trend being that Walmart got what they paid for. Indications are that the Brentwood city government and all its members will do exactly what the developers, Walmart lawyers and Walmart lobbyist want. Apparently, turning Brentwood into another Antioch or Pittsburg and ruining the quality of life here is not such a high price to pay for all that money.
All of us need to remember that these are the same great minds that paid $16,000 each for the palm trees downtown. Break it down. The price of one tree would have fed all the homeless at Street Feast for two years. The price paid for three trees would pay the annual salary of a teacher. The fiscal skills of our elected and appointed leaders are a bad joke, and now they are going to destroy the quality of life in this great town for a stinking Walmart.
ABC news reported this week that the government of China has been responsible for a huge wave of industrial espionage in the U.S. – espionage aimed at business and commercial targets, not military or defense. Now consider this: Walmart is one of the largest retailers of Chinese manufactured goods in the world. We don’t need them, we don’t want them, and we will remove the politicians that Walmart has bought and paid for in our city.
Stand up for the quality of life in Brentwood before we lose it.
Bill Sumner, Brentwood