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Public hearing into proposed homeless shelter continued after 5 hours of testimony

Another five hour public hearing has been held about the application to officially turn the former Super 8 motel in Danbury into a homeless shelter.  The Danbury Zoning Commission also spent about an hour deciding if they should close the hearing or how to proceed, as new members who were elected last week will be seated on December 1st. 

Chairman Ted Haddad says they received 22 letters of support and 36 in opposition since the previous hearing.  The Commission still has to hear another round of those opposed, but he wants to cut off the letters sent in advance to be read into the record and only hear comments live via zoom.  Haddad noted that they would come in after the proponent's last opportunity to speak and he'd be faced with letting everyone in favor address the new letters and it doesn't stop. 

The next meeting will be on the 16th at 7pm, followed by another meeting on the 23rd. 

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