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Homeless ordinance

Editor, the Journal,

A new homeless camping permit ordinance for the city of Shelton was discussed at the Shelton City Council meeting on May 24, 2022. There are plenty of rules and restrictions.

Who will be responsible for enforcement? City Manager Jeff Niten stated that we do not have the jail space or shelter space to enforce the codes we have now, then he stated this ordinance is about giving our code enforcement officers and police officers the tools necessary to address this issue. How can we enforce more codes if we can't enforce our current codes?

One restriction is...


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