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Camping ban nears approval

 

October 21, 2021

Gordon Weeks

A homeless camp sits alongside the railroad tracks near the northern entrance into Shelton. The City of Shelton is one step away from outlawing camping on city right-of-ways, including parks and critical areas and buffers.

The City of Shelton is one step away from outlawing camping on city right-of-ways, a measure designed to persuade homeless people to either accept official shelter and other services and or move along.

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to the ordinance, which would make it a misdemeanor to stay overnight in a tent, hut, lean-to or other temporary shelter or structure on city land "which is reserved for any public purpose, including city-owned rights-of-way, parks, public facilities, easements, critical areas and buffers." The council can make the law official at...



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