Controversy surrounds Fresno recycling center

A business in Central Fresno is being forced to move to make room for high speed rail. But those near the new proposed location say they don't want it.
April 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A business in Central Fresno is being forced to move to make room for high speed rail. But those near the new proposed location say they don't want it.

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Right now, Bulldog Recycling Center sits at McKinley and Golden State in Central Fresno.

The high speed rail authority gave it 90 days to move to another location. The problem is, the site the Fresno Planning Commission picked on Clark and McKinley, needs to be rezoned from commercial to manufacturing, and businesses we talked with are trying to stop the effort to reduce crime.

So far they have the support of city council member Clint Olivier who represents the area.

"I can sympathize with this guy. He's been at this location for an extended period of time and along comes the high speed rail authority and says guess what you're moving," said Olivier. "But while I sympathize with him and his company I have to represent my district and I can tell you without question the people I represent do not want another recycling center in their neighborhood."

The city council is scheduled to discuss the issue next week.


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