The proposal has gotten so much attention that the state’s Department of Natural Resources has extended the public comment period through May 20.
Juneau’s new, 20-tent campground isn’t for recreation. It replaces a campground with a checkered history that’s been one piece of the city’s efforts to give shelter to people without homes.
The four leaders say removing campers from downtown district can be done in “a humane and compassionate” way by establishing a campsite elsewhere.
Overnight temperatures are dipping below freezing and the forecast calls for snow, but cold, boredom and discomfort haven’t stopped more than 30 Supreme Court die-hards from camping out for a seat to history.