Tehachapi City Council to decide future of Wal-Mart Superstore

Meeting is being held inside high school cafeteria

TEHACHAPI, Calif. - More than 100 people are at a city council meeting that is being held tonight at the Tehachapi High School cafeteria regarding the construction of a Wal-Mart Superstore in Tehachapi.

The planning committee originally brought up the plan in January 2011, but the plan was appealed to Tehachapi City Council in May of that year. The appeal was denied. Citizens of Tehachapi then filed a lawsuit against the city the following month.

A city judge revised the environmental impact report and filed three topics that found deficiencies: traffic, water and noise.

The city of Tehachapi worked for a couple of years to revise the EIR and brought the case back to the planning commission this past December. The planning commission finally approved the EIR.

Not two weeks later, the city of Tehachapi filed an appeal again because they were dissatisfied with the EIR.

If the city council approves the appeal tonight, then no Wal-Mart Superstore will be built. However, if they deny the appeal, the decision will be left to a judge who will then approve or deny the EIR. 

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