CALEXICO — Teamsters supporting grocers and Calexico residents supporting and deriding Wal-Mart will not be addressing repeal of the "big box" ordinance at a City Council meeting Tuesday.
A demonstration by those in favor of Wal-Mart's plans for expansion has been put on hold.
All contingency planning and community organizing centered around Tuesday's Calexico City Council meeting have shifted to the May 1 meeting.
City Clerk Lourdes Cordova said the protests and demonstrations have been postponed because the verification of petition signatures to authorize the referendum on the "big box" ordinance is not complete.
Instead of hearing from those for and against a Super Wal-Mart, the council will discuss traffic issues on Cole Road, appoint a new commissioner to the Housing Authority board and hear from the owner of the city's bus lines.
The City Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, 608 Heber Ave,
Cordova said Wal-Mart has gathered enough signatures to authorize a referendum on the "big box" ordinance but all the signatures have not been checked.