FINAL RULING EXPECTED WITHIN 90 DAYS
SUISUN CITY — Solano County Superior Court Judge Paul L. Beeman issued a tentative ruling that the City of Suisun City fulfilled every legal obligation when the City Council considered and approved the Walters Road West Project, which is proposed to house a Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Judge Beeman heard oral arguments during a brief hearing Monday morning. A final ruling must be issued within 90 days.
The proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter is expected to help Suisun City capture much-needed sales tax dollars that City residents currently spend in other communities. Suisun City currently sees approximately 70 percent of sales tax available from its residents leak to other communities.
“Every time a Suisun City resident spends sales tax in another community, they are helping to pave that city’s streets and protect that city’s residents,” said City Manager Suzanne Bragdon. “We want Suisun City residents to buy the goods and services they need in Suisun City so those tax dollars can benefit our neighborhoods.”
On February 12, 2008, the Suisun City Council unanimously approved the environmental studies and application for the Walters Road Project. The approval included a determination that this project will not negatively impact any Travis Air Force Base operations.
“We are very pleased that Judge Beeman’s tentative ruling supports the diligent work by our staff and consultants to comply with every state and local regulation, including 1,600 pages of analysis,” City Manager Bragdon said. “We expect that within the next three months, this project will receive the legal green light to move forward.”