Tuesday, May 11, 2004

What happens when new government leaders are elected to oppose last regime's projects?

The Washington Post reports here ("In Va. Election, Wal-Mart Is the Common Foe ," 5/10/04) on the election of officials in Front Royal opposed to the siting of a new Wal-Mart.

Last week, the Roanoke paper reported here ("Blacksburg Town Council to consider rejecting sewer bids, 5/8/04) (and elsewhere) on the election results in Blacksburg, where anti-sewer candidates were elected.

Locally, in Bristol on the Tennessee side, this week may see the next step in the recall campaign against three city councilmen, who themselves were elected in reaction to the city's handling of Wal-Mart related issues. The new majority on council ousted the city manager, prompting a citizen group to begin a recall petition campaign.

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