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Controversial psychiatric hospital wins city approval
Sacramento Business Journal

The Sacramento City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve development of a 120-bed psychiatric hospital on Expo Parkway on Tuesday.

The city of Sacramento vote came after a heated public hearing where neighbors railed against using the area as a dumping ground for undesirable uses and emergency room doctors pleaded for relief. Scores of psychiatric patients in the area seek care at emergency rooms because they have no place else to go.