Letters to the Editor

Wal-Mart blunder

I was surprised and disappointed that The Tribune has once more endorsed Tom O’Malley for mayor of Atascadero.

I had been planning on voting for Mr. O’Malley until last week, when we found out that he was a member of the City Council that approved the building of the Wal-Mart on the north end of Atascadero, and now we are told that we will have to pay perhaps $8 million more for the road improvement that is needed at the juncture of Del Rio Road and the freeway.

Suddenly, we find we taxpayers will be stuck paying for work that should be the responsibility of Wal-Mart.

The Wal-Mart corporation earns billions in profits each year, and they can well afford to pay for the necessary changes. I will not be voting for Mr. O’Malley or the other two incumbents.