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City approves temporary homeless camps

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday evening approved code amendment changes that allow community organizations to host temporary homeless encampments of up to 30 people.

The council in a 6-1 vote approved the code changes, with James Boad voting against it without explanation. The vote was the same when the proposal received preliminary approval by the council at its July 19 meeting.

Under the amendments, a community group could be permitted for an encampment on private property of up to 30 people for seven months, and after that could apply for a second seven months. A permit will also be ava...


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