In light of the finding by state auditors, our city has no choice but to take extreme action on the Walmart project in Sherman Heights
The clear violations of City codes and procedures, possible ethics violations, and a complete lack of transparency are stunning in their magnitude. Former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his Administration are completely responsible for this mess. A historic site was demolished under his watch. San Diego and its citizens deserve better.
According to a UT San Diego article, dated April 25, 2013, the Sherman Heights construction project gained approval even as Walmart was making donations to political causes favored by former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders.
The Walmart construction site in Sherman Heights should be closed and their permits should be revoked. Walmart has recently been accused of bribery scandals in Mexico and India. We need to know the truth here in San Diego as well.
Mickey Kasparian, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 135 President