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Chico Planning Commission to weigh in on recycler’s fate … again

The Chico Planning Commission will again vote on its recommendation to City Council regarding whether Chico Scrap Metal should be allowed to stay at its East 20th Street location.

In February, city staff recommended the commission green light the recycler’s efforts to stay, which included plans to spruce up the business’ exterior. The commission instead voted 3-2 to recommend it move as ordered by past city councils. The scrap yard is out of compliance with zoning adopted by Butte County in 2000 and Chico in 2004.

The February vote sent staff back to write a negative recommendation, which the commission will vote on tonight (Thursday, April 7) . The City Council will make the ultimate decision whether CSM stays or goes at an upcoming regular meeting.