In reply to the letter to the editor regarding the traffic issue and Walmart (“Walmart traffic issue is a red herring,” Sept. 19), it's probably true that the traffic problem is a non-issue. I really wonder, though, do we need another superstore in the Empire Center? We already have a Target and a Costco, and a Kmart not that far away.

Perhaps Whole Foods is not the answer, but anything but a Walmart, please. The type of people the store attracts, and the crime, would be bad for the rest of the businesses in that area. I, for one, would stop going to the Empire Center if Walmart moves in, because I would be afraid of being a target for crime. I think that is real issue behind the opposition to Walmart.

Anjanette McFarlin
Burbank