A plan for a two-month summer pilot program at St. Anselm School in San Anselmo to house the homeless overnight has run into opposition from some neighbors of the school.
“I think it is going to be an attractive nuisance. I don’t want it across the street from me,” said Marsha Hallett, who lives adjacent to St. Anselm School.
Hallett has submitted a letter to San Anselmo Town Attorney Rob Epstein asserting that the planned use of the school violates a town law governing emergency shelters, and about 40 San Anselmo residents have added their signatures to the letter. Hallett also objects to the fact that men sheltered at the school will be allowed to smoke while supervised outside the school from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.