IKEA wanted to build a furniture store on 10-acres situatedalong Highway 101. The city rejected the idea last month when fourcity council members deadlocked on the issue. Later, city attorneyssaid that the issue would have to be revisited as the council hadnot followed proper voting procedures.

Only three members voted at this week's meeting. CouncilwomanMyrtle Walker disqualified herself because of financial interest inthe property. One member still voted no, however, throwing theproject back into the garbage bin. Councilwoman Donna Rutherfordsays she was against the project because of its size -- 75-feettall and totaling 230,000-sf.

Community members at the meeting were divided between those whowanted the $1.8 million in sales tax revenue and some 500 jobs thestore would bring, and those who fear it would bring too muchtraffic congestion.

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