Groups Seek to Halt Construction of Chinatown Walmart
September 7, 2012 7:33 am
KPCC is reporting that on Wednesday, two groups announced plans to try to obtain a restraining order against the building of the Chinatown Walmart Community Store already under construction in Downtown LA.
The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 770 will be in court Friday morning to ask a judge to halt construction on the Walmart going in at Cesar Chavez and Grand Avenue. The two groups have already filed a lawsuit to stop the project, but organizers now want construction to stop until their Nov. 13 court date or until city officials hear their administration’s appeal to block the project.
Attorney Gideon Kracov, who represents both the union and the community action group, is saying that the groups are looking for a temporary restraining order until the November 13th court date, when a judge will decide whether a suit brought by the two groups in July has merit. The lawsuit claims that Walmart’s building permit was pushed through without sufficient environmental review.
Kracov joined Alice Walton, KPCC’s government reporter, and Steven Restivo, a Walmart spokesperson, on KPCC’s AirTalk with Larry Mantle yesterday to discuss the ongoing fight for justice. Click here for a full transcript of the show.
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