Tom Butt
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City Council to Consider Directing Conditional Use Permit Review for Sims Metal Management Recycling Yard
May 31, 2018


On June 5, the Richmond City Council will consider referring to the Planning Commission a hearing to revoke or modify the Conditional Use Permit for Sims Metal Management. As the East Bay Express reported, “On Jan. 30, multiple Richmond neighborhoods became enveloped in a heavy, black cloud of toxic smoke. The fire had sparked at the Sims Metal Management facility at 600 S. 4th St., and it prompted a shelter-in-place order that lasted nearly 11 hours.”

Subsequently, the BAAQMD issued two Notices of Violation to Sims Metal Management for (1) an “illegal fire” and (2), "causing a public nuisance." Click here for the Agenda Report.