It was obvious while reading the No Home Depot Campaign website on Thursday morning that co-chair Joe Barrett couldn’t keep the grin from his face as he made the long awaited announcement.
“We won!” he exclaimed. “We’ve waited three years to say this and these words sound so sweet today. We never gave up, we stayed focused, we did our homework and we just beat one of the largest corporations in the world. Today proved that a small community can come together and fight a common threat, that all the money and all the lobbyists in the world cannot bend the law for selfish gain, and that our City Government does work when we take an active role and participate.
“Our thanks go out to the L.A. City Council who braved an onslaught of lobbyists in recent weeks and today made the right decision. We especially thank [councilwoman] Wendy Grueuel for being an amazing voice for our community. We will try to analyze today’s events in the coming days and we will be planning a huge celebration party that will take place very soon.