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The Sacramento Business Journal reports that the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento are considering legislation that would prevent Wal-Mart from opening supercenters there.

While Wal-Mart is not mentioned in the laws currently under consideration, the rules would ban big box stores that sell groceries. Meaning Wal-Mart.

The moves come as Wal-Mart plans to open 40 supercenters in California over the next few years. At least one of those is planned for the Sacramento area.
KC's View:
Wal-Mart, of course, objects to the legislation.

However, it probably won't make any moves until the laws actually are enacted…and until it sees what happens in the Contra Costa County ballot initiative that takes place today. In Contra Costa, voters are considering whether to uphold a ban on supercenters, and Wal-Mart has been spending big bucks to overturn the ban.

Stay tuned.