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Lowe's site

In 2009, both candidates voted against the Lowe's Home Improvement project on Yolanda Avenue, citing the traffic on Santa Rosa Avenue and impact on local businesses.

But last month, they split on whether the 11.8-acre property should be rezoned to make it easier to develop in the future.

Sawyer supported the city-sponsored effort, which was promoted by the majority as a way to streamline a future large-scale development on the site. He called the rezoning "a true investment in our future."

But Gorin objected to the city spending money to proactively rezone the property, noting that developers typically bear such costs.

She also said the traffic impacts from such a large-scale project are far from understood.


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