San Francisco targets scrap thefts with new permit rules

Dec 18, 2012 | 12:30 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap thefts, San Franciso, permit rules, amendments, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — San Francisco metal recyclers are bracing for more paperwork and stepped-up background checks now that the local Board of Supervisors has preliminarily approved amendments to its junk dealer permit process.

Elected officials cited large-scale metal theft as the motive behind tightening existing rules. The amendments received anonymous approval, and face a final vote in January before being enacted.....

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