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A '''Ban on Big Box Stores''' citizen-led initiative measure will appear on the [[November 3, 2009 ballot measures in California|November 3, 2009 ballot]] in the City of Ventura, in [[Ventura County, California ballot measures|Ventura County]], California.  Approximately 8,000 signatures were gathered for ballot qualification purposes.
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A '''Ban on Big Box Stores, Measure C''' citizen-led initiative measure will appear on the [[November 3, 2009 ballot measures in California|November 3, 2009 ballot]] in the City of Ventura, in [[Ventura County, California ballot measures|Ventura County]], California.  Approximately 8,000 signatures were gathered for ballot qualification purposes.
  
 
The initiative bans any new store that is larger than 90,000 square feet from selling groceries.
 
The initiative bans any new store that is larger than 90,000 square feet from selling groceries.
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* [http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/nov/26/initiative-banning-big-box-grocers-on-ballot/ Initiative banning big box grocers on ballot]
 
* [http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/nov/26/initiative-banning-big-box-grocers-on-ballot/ Initiative banning big box grocers on ballot]
 
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* [http://recorder.countyofventura.org/MeasuresEng.pdf Text of Measure C]
 
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[[Category:Zoning, land use and development, California, 2009]]
 
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Revision as of 08:21, 31 August 2009

A Ban on Big Box Stores, Measure C citizen-led initiative measure will appear on the November 3, 2009 ballot in the City of Ventura, in Ventura County, California. Approximately 8,000 signatures were gathered for ballot qualification purposes.

The initiative bans any new store that is larger than 90,000 square feet from selling groceries.

After initiative supporters collected enough signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot, the city council had the option of whether to approve the initiated legislation as written, or have it go on the ballot. On December 15, 2008, the council made the decision to allow the initiative to go to the ballot.

Some council members spoke against the initiative, saying it could hurt the area's economy.

The initiative does not mention "Wal-Mart", but its supporters began working on the initiative after news surfaced that Wal-Mart wanted to replace a former K-mart store on Victoria Avenue with a store of its own.

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