Protest planned at CVS Pharmacy in Sebastopol
Occupy Sebastopol is organizing a picket and protest outside of Sebastopol’s CVS Pharmacy in the Redwood Market Center at 788 Gravenstein Hwy. N on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. The picketers intend to protest the lawsuit CVS filed against the City of Sebastopol on Christmas Eve.
The CVS suit seeks to void a 45-day moratorium on issuing permits for facilities that have drive-through windows until the city council can study the effect of such construction. CVS claims the ban is specifically aimed at their project planned in the center of town at the old Pellini Chevrolet building. The project was controversial among other reasons because it is at a very busy intersection.
The protesters say they wish to educate the public about the lawsuit and the issue of the CVS planned project. They are calling on customers to boycott CVS unless it withdraws the lawsuit. The city has until Jan. 24 to respond to the suit.