Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

City eyes homeless mitigation camp

Cities have found some success with idea


December 1, 2022

Establishing a mitigation site for a year where homeless people could erect tents would cost the City of Shelton about $35,000, while employing staff to oversee the encampment at night would cost about $100,000.

The Shelton City Council discussed and ranked seven recommendations by its homelessness task force Nov. 22 at a study session at the Shelton Civic Center.

“I’m hearing the mitigation site is the number one thing we should be working on,” said City Manager Jeff Niten.

“I think a mitigation site is the most important start,” Mayor Eric Onisko said. He added, “I think we s...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023