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City paves way for camps

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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