After a hard-fought battle and controversial election, the Ellisville City Council granted Sansone Development on Wednesday night the approval it needed to build a 155,000-square-foot Walmart Super Center. The majority of the residents oppose Walmart's arrival. We as residents have no say in the matter and are being blatantly ignored by the city council. Before the vote, the mayor told the council: “If you think you know better than the people you represent, then vote for the conditional use permit. The overwhelming public does not support this.” We as a community oppose the Walmart corporation. A matter involving this much controversy should be put to a public vote and until such time construction should be halted.