As if you needed it, here is another good reason for voting against Angela Hunt's handpicked crony Philip Kingston to replace her at City Hall in May.
In far North Dallas, Walmart wants to build another neighborhood store (though larger than the one on Greenville). This location and the one on Greenville have one thing in common - legally, they can both be built without any need to rezone.
From the Unfair Park Blog
Sandy Greyson: Walmart Taking Another Look at Plans For Coit/Arapaho Supercenter
Since news of Walmart's plan to build a scaled-down supercenter at the corner of Arapaho and Coit Road in Far North Dallas, neighborhood opposition has been building. The outcry was covered this weekend by Morning News and NBC 5, and the Change.org petition promising a boycott is at 2,300 and counting. Opponents now have a full-blown website and, coming soon, yard signs!
Momentum aside, stopping the store remains a long shot, particularly given that the 90,000-square-foot model the retailer has is within current zoning and therefore doesn't need City Council approval. But there remains at least a glimmer of hope.
Councilwoman Sandy Greyson met with Walmart representatives on Thursday and posted her notes from the meeting online.
In North Dallas, CM Sandy Greyson paid attention to her neighbors and told Walmart, Hey, can you spell Boycott???
On Lowest Greenville, CM Angela Hunt not only welcomed the store, but forced the Walmart people to meet and concede to neighborhood demands re trees and lights and landscaping, while denying the people who live close-in (living within 50 feet across the street) any part in the discussions about noise, trash and traffic (among others). Throw in power-hungry spouse Melissa "It's My Way Only" Kingston, and the only thing Walmart had to learn how to spell was F-U-C-K Lowest Greenville.
Hunt welcomed WalMart to the neighborhood. It does not fit her grand scheme of cool development, but she welcomed it anyway because it gave her cronies something cool to claim as a success.
Kingston says he admires Hunt. In fact, he invoked her name more than six times at the Park Cities Central Democrats forum on Saturday. Pull Hunt out of the picture, and you have a mama's boy running for an office on a campaign of lies and deceit.
Think about that when you go to vote in a few weeks.