Thursday, July 26, 2007

Home Depot to spend $24,000 to manufacture "support" at an upcoming city council meeting

Home Depot would bus them to the meeting, feed them and provide orange T-shirts with "a positive message about The Home Depot," the memo says.

The memo suggests selecting five local residents and business owners to testify at the hearing with "talking points ... focusing on how a new Home Depot store will positively benefit the local community and economy."

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The effort would include an estimated $17,000 for recruitment and organizing, $2,500 for food, $2,000 for T-shirts and $1,850 for buses, according to the memo. The total cost would be $24,100.


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