A few Walmart supporters spoke in favor of the store during Monday's public input meeting, and Walmart opponents responded.The speaker in the video above also addresses an information mailer Walmart sent out to Northbrook residents. Numerous other residents addressed the mailer, as well.
One speaker accused Walmart of spreading misinformation by inaccurately predicting the store's effect on nearby property values.
Another speaker criticized the mailer's claim that a new Walmart would primarily attract residents from nearby North Shore communities.
"Are we the dumping ground of the North Shore?" she asked.
The same speaker called for Northbrook to bring the issue to a referendum.
A few Walmart supporters accused opponents of being elitist for objecting to the store, but another opponent said residents are mostly objecting to it because of the inconvenience it will cause for people in east Northbrook