1-year Extention for Hangtown Haven
It was a jubilant crowd that left Tuesday’s Placerville City Council meeting as a last-minute alternative rescued Hangtown Haven, the city’s only legal encampment, from imminent closure to a year-long stay.
Hangtown Haven at 1688 Broadway in Placerville is a temporary solution to the nationwide problem of homelessness. In July Hangtown Haven Inc. was granted a 90-day temporary use permit for a trial-run legal encampment for the homeless to determine if such a facility could succeed. The permit expires Oct. 26, and Hangtown Haven Inc. applied for an extension of the temporary permit until Dec.1 in order to have time to negotiate a long-term special use permit and a lease agreement with the owner of the property, Barry Wilkinson, where the camp is located.
A Neighborhood Chat on Oct. 15 between city staff and the public evidenced ...