Local UFCW 135 President Blasts Walmart and Former Mayor Jerry Sanders
SAN DIEGO -- April 30, 2013
With the recent completion of a state audit of the City of San Diego
Development Services Department, United Food and Commercial Workers Union
Local 135 President Mickey Kasparian calls for the City of San Diego to take
action, based on those results.
“In light of the finding by state auditors, our city has no choice but to take
extreme action on the Walmart project in Sherman Heights,” demanded Kasparian.
“The clear violations of City codes and procedures, possible ethics
violations, and a complete lack of transparency are stunning in their
“Former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his Administration are completely
responsible for this mess,” cited Kasparian. “A historic site was demolished
under his watch. San Diego and its citizens deserve better.”
According to a UT San Diego article, dated April 25, 2013, the Sherman Heights
construction project gained approval even as Walmart was making donations to
political causes favored by former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders.
“The Walmart construction site in Sherman Heights should be closed and their
permits should be revoked.” Mr. Kasparian went on to state that, “Walmart has
recently been accused of bribery scandals in Mexico and India. We need to know
the truth here in San Diego as well.”
UFCW Local 135
619-298-7772 ext 138
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