The owner of a poultry processing plant that supplies chickens to Sacramento-area restaurants and markets won approval on Thursday to move his operation after the Sacramento SPCA, an early foe of the new site, dropped its opposition. The Sacramento Planning Commission, on a 10-0 vote, approved a special-use permit for the New American Poultry facility, reports the Sacramento Bee. 

Commissioners who previously voted against the permit praised plant owner Harry Cheung and the SPCA for resolving their concerns, thought they also criticized people who put public pressure on the SPCA and the commission to change their stance. The SPCA originally protested the move, stating that the new slaughter facility would be too close to its building and thereby disruptive to business. The commission on March 10 voted 5-3 in favor of granting the permit for the plant, but the vote was treated as a denial because at least six votes are required for approval.

Source: Sacramento Bee