Former Fairway councilman's rally against Walmart backfires
10:03 PM, Aug 20, 2013
10:21 AM, Aug 21, 2013
FAIRWAY, Kan. - Before former Fairway, Kan., councilman John Ridenour refused to answer 41 Action News, he didn't have a choice but to answer his neighbors when confronted at the meeting he called for.
Ridenour wrote and dropped off a letter around his neighborhood telling his neighbors on be on alert for code violations that might lower property values.
He suggested that a "different class" of people would stumble upon their neighborhood on the way to the new Walmart on Johnson Drive.
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He believes it will bring junk cars, trash and lower property values.
Monica Rios decided to stand up to Ridenour over the words he used.
"I want you to know I'm a good woman," she said. "I have a junk car."