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Safeway Gas Proponents Say They Were In The Dark About Last Week's Gas Vote

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Some people who live in Sacramento's Curtis Park neighborhood say they were not included in last week's city council meeting. The council voted to reject a gas station for a store Safeway had proposed to build in the neighborhood.

John Headlee owns a brownstone across the street from the proposed development. He told the City Council last night he and other homeowners  had not been notified of last week's meeting and they were not pleased with the rejection of Safeway's plan.

"Today I notice that there is a sign on that property that there is a Grocery Outlet Store is coming to that property."

Regardless of the sign, the City of Sacramento and Safeway are still negotiating whether the grocery store will become part of the neighborhood.

Headlee says he bought the home with the understanding a Safeway would be part of the development across the street.

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Three of his neighbors attended last night's meeting and said the same thing.

Councilman Jay Schenirer's office says notices were posted in the neighborhood, online and in the Sacramento Bee.

Schenirer voted against the gas station and says he will meet with the people who live in Curtis Park Village to discuss their concerns.

Last week, the council voted 7-2 against the gas station. Some expressed a concern the gas station could jeopardize federal grants that were awarded because of the area's commitment to mass transit.

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Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob is the Sacramento Region Reporter. He has been at the forefront of the coverage of the Sacramento Kings' saga and the effort to build a new arena in Sacramento. He also covers education, business, environment, and sports stories.   Read Full Bio