Public Can Speak on Walmart at Florissant City Council

Florissant City Council will have public hearing to discuss Walmart property.

The Monday at 7 p.m. regarding the possibility of a .

The Florissant Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-2 to recommend approval to the council for THF Realty’s plan to rezone the property.

Previously, the commission denied recommendation of the group’s plan.

The Council will also do its first reading over the , which begins on Dec. 1.

Check out the City of Florissant’s website for a full council meeting agenda.

Nancy in Florissant November 14, 2011 at 05:29 PM
We need a Walmart on this side of Florissant...Hope all goes well with it.
Elizabeth O'Fallon November 14, 2011 at 07:49 PM
I noticed on the agenda that the last item will be a Resolution of the City Council to support the "US. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement." If you read this document, you'll see they're urging Congress to pass "Cap and Trade" Legislation. This legislation if passed will result in massive tax increases and would cripple our economy and manufacturing base in America. I don't think we can afford to lose any more jobs here in the U.S.! I hope the Council does their research and votes no on this.
J Carney November 14, 2011 at 10:34 PM
I agree Elizabeth. If you asked any of the council what this means to us. They would say it means cleaner air and water for your children and grandchildren. You're looking at a group of highly paid legislators who cannot interpret simple language of an ordinance. How can you expect any of them to give you an educated answer without having to consult the city attorney who is a bozo himself and doesn't seem as professional as he is being paid the big bucks and still reminds me of Goofy by his half baked remarks.
Elizabeth O'Fallon November 15, 2011 at 02:33 PM
Kudos to the Council last night for killing this bill!
Keri November 23, 2011 at 02:16 PM
There is no Walmart in Florissant and I hope that continues (the closest one is in Ferguson and it's horrible, although I don't shop at Walmart, period. Not since I went away to college many years ago - where it was one of the only options). Walmart in itself as a brand is not what I see for Florissant, and I know execs at companies who have to deal with Walmart regarding their product sales and it is pathetic how Walmart treats them, and every other vendor (they have muscle and they use it to sqeeze each and every supplier and company involved with them). I grew up in Florissant, represented the city on the court as a teenager and am very proud of this area. I moved back in '06 from St. Charles (talked into moving there by my husband for our starter home and moved back to Florissant after my hubby fell in love with it and the people). Decisions for a Walmart would hurt the city and I hope our leaders continue to do what is right, which includes keeping Walmart out.
Matt Sanders November 26, 2011 at 06:37 PM
there would be no way of keeping a walmart out. if they want to pay for it themselves. let them. I have a feeling there will be no stopping it this time
Cassie Hunter November 30, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Florissant does not need another retailer in that area. There are three grocery stores, plus Target and K Mart selling groceries within a two mile radious.This will put people that are already employed in this area out of work or cause a reduction of hours and benifits. I would prefer not to give my tax dollars to help Walmart build another store. If they eally want to build a store in Florissant they should do it on thier own dime, not on the tax payers of this community.
Matt Sanders December 02, 2011 at 04:15 PM
I agree with that regarding the tax incentives, but I have a feeling tax incentives or not, they are most likely coming regardless if the city council says no, they will still go in anyway. and truthfully we need a walmart in the worst way. the city would benefit from this.


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