Downtown owners frustrated
Survey respondents focus on 3 to 5 people
May 26, 2022
Some downtown Shelton business owners say street people are urinating and defecating outside their shops, leaving trash, stealing and sleeping in their doorways.
Businesses in a two-block radius of Post Office Park are seeing the most negative aspects. But most of the business owners say it's only a few individuals causing the trouble, with an average of three to five homeless people causing them problems during a month.
Those are some of the takeaways from a survey Mason County Public Health conducted of 15 downtown businesses in January and February, and then created a survey through surv...