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Homeless advocates oppose law

 

October 28, 2021

Gordon Weeks

A homeless person sleeps on the lawn next to Community Lifeline in downtown Shelton. The Shelton City Council will vote Nov. 2 on a proposed law to criminalize camping on city right of ways.

Two women intimate with the lives of homeless people in Shelton oppose a proposed city law to criminalize camping on city right of ways.

Barb Weza, executive director of Community Lifeline in downtown Shelton, and Wendy Petty, the executive director of Crazy Love Ministries in downtown Shelton, both wrote letters to the Shelton City Council saying struggling homeless people will only suffer more from the proposed ordinance, which received preliminary approval with a 5-2 vote at the council's Oct. 19 meeting.

"The language in this proposed ordinance discriminates, targets, criminalizes and r...



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