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WalMart rumor quashed by City Council

Mega store not in discussion to open in San Ramon

Contrary to rumor, WalMart is not headed to San Ramon, despite a flier that's been circulated around the city recently.

"I don't know who started the rumor," said Councilwoman Carol Rowley. "There's been no community input. Staff has had no communication with WalMart."

Fliers have been distributed across the city recently by Frank Ganz. Mayor Abram Wilson was quick to point out little is known about Ganz, other than determining that he's not a registered voter in San Ramon.

Wilson said Ganz never spoke to city staff or members of the council before putting out the flier.

"We hope Mr. Ganz will come to the city before he spreads any other rumors," the mayor said, adding he'd be happy to provide Ganz with 10 minutes at the lectern to explain where he got the information.

City Council members admitted there is a vacant store in the location Ganz said the WalMart was headed, but as of now, no chain has expressed an interest in moving there.

City Councilman Dave Hudson said rumors of this kind frequently circulate near an election.

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