Proposition A Passes In Boonville
Business owner Denise Solomon knows her customers by name. Solomon's worried she'll lose them when the new Wal-Mart Supercenter is built.
"I hope it won't hurt me, but if it puts other businesses downtown out of business and I'm the only one left, who's going to come downtown to shop," Solomon said.
Boonville business owners say they're not just concerned with losing customers to the new Supercenter. They say they are also concerned with the land and the 28 acres of trees that will soon be developed.
"Once you doze it down it's gone, you can never get it back," Boonville shopper Chuck Payne said.
Signs of opposition to the Supercenter are all over town. But Proposition A passed with a two to one vote.
"I come in town to run a few errands, if they had a Supercenter it would have been one spot and I could've gotten everything. I'd have been home by now," Payne said.
More than 1,300 Boonville voters said yes to Proposition A. About two to one votes were in favor of the new Supercenter. Proposition A was the only item on the ballot, and more than 50% of Boonville residents voted.