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Metro council members hold meeting to discuss canceled west Louisville Walmart plans

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Plans to bring Walmart to west Louisville are canceled.

And some metro council members say it's because of financial racism.

"It was financial racism by this city's government who said I'm not going to do anything to help," Kelly Downard, Louisville Metro Council District 16, said.

Walmart backed out of store plans on Friday based on various business decisions and extensive delays. 

One of those likely being a lawsuit that was filed against the store regarding its layout and design.

Councilwoman Mary Woolridge says she invited the people who filed the lawsuit to come to today's press conference, but they didn't show. 

"You stopped this project. You've put this project on hold, but what do you have to offer this community ... not a darn thing ... and I am angry," Woolridge said. 

Council members say the mayor and his administration could have done more to keep Walmart from leaving. 

The store would have created about 300 jobs. 

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