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The City Council tomorrow will consider overriding Mayor Jerry Sanders’ veto of a council-approved ban on big-box grocers such Wal-Mart Supercenters.

The council passed the ban, which bars so-called “superstores” that are at least 90,000 square feet in size from using more than 10 percent of their space for grocery sales, on June 4. Sanders issued a mayoral veto against the ordinance 11 days later.

The eight-member council can override the veto with five votes — the same number that was needed to pass the ordinance. If the measure is overridden, Wal-Mart is expected to launch a ballot initiative to overturn the ban.

Tomorrow’s meeting begins at 10 a.m., but the veto might be considered in the afternoon session, which begins at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held in the council chambers, located on the 12th floor of 202 C St.


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