With all of the pending development in the city (the proposed hotels downtown, the expansion of the airport terminal, Talaria at Burbank, the vacant Osh store), I encourage every interested resident to read the L.A. Superior Court's final ruling on Ingalsbee, etc. v. City of Burbank and Walmart Stores, Inc. It can be found online.
Whether you were for or against a Walmart at the former location of the Great Indoors, it is worth noting that the judge found that “the City has proceeded in a manner not authorized by law, failed to conduct any environmental assessment when the facts and circumstances clearly require at least an initial inquiry, and failed to exercise its discretion when clearly required to do so as to specific elements of the proposed development.”
The ruling also states that “The failure to carry out the specified roadway improvements [at the Empire Center development] is a material breach by the City of its mandatory duty and of its obligations under the final environmental impact report, to the substantial detriment to the public.”