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City paves way for camps

 

Gordon Weeks

Overnight shelters are erected out of cardboard in the park next to Community Lifeline in downtown Shelton.

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday began paving the way for community organizations to host temporary homeless encampments of up to 30 people, with a long list of rules and regulations.

In a 6-1 vote, the council moved the proposed code amendments to its action agenda at its meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Council member James Boad cast the dissenting vote. The council members talked about the code amendment changes at a work session on March 22.

Under the proposed amendments, a community group could be permitted for an encampment on private property of up to 30 people for seven months, and afte...



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