Ninth Ward alderman Anthony Beale says he’s not going to use a parliamentary maneuver to bring a proposal for a new Walmart before the full City Council meeting Wednesday.
“Absolutely not,” he said in an interview today. “I just think we’re so close to having some unity in the City Council as it relates to my project, and you don’t want to offset that by forcing the issue.”
For the past two months Beale has been pushing the zoning committee to sign off on Pullman Park, a mixed-use development project that would include the city’s second Walmart store. But the chairman of that committee, 25th Ward alderman Daniel Solis, keeps dragging his feet on calling for a vote on the project, evidently because it might not have the support to pass.