San Francisco’s mayor won’t crack down on people using city as an outdoor toilet

LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS:

San Francisco is full of … well, it.

This isn’t a reference to the trash-talking between Golden State Warriors fans and Los Angeles Laker diehards over LeBron James.

It’s not even regarding the ongoing culinary rivalry that San Francisco has with foodies in New York City.

And it certainly has nothing to do with the criticism Bay Area politics receives from conservatives across the country on a daily basis.

Rather, as a statement of fact, in the most literal possible sense — San Francisco is full of excrement.

According to a recent NBC Bay Area investigation, an alarming amount of trash, used drug needles and feces are clogging San Francisco’s streets.

The report centered around a 153-block survey of downtown, which, according to the report, “revealed trash on every block, 100 needles and more than 300 piles of feces along the 20-mile stretch of streets and sidewalks.”

Talk about a slice of Norman Rockwell’s America.

After the report aired, NBC caught up with newly elected San Francisco mayor, London Breed, and asked her what she plans on doing to combat this emerging public health crisis. Breed told the Peacock Network that she is working with homeless advocacy organizations that receive funding from the city to better educate the homeless to stop trashing the city.

“I work hard to make sure your programs are funded for the purposes of trying to get these individuals help, and what I am asking you to do is work with your clients and ask them to at least have respect for the community — at least, clean up after themselves and show respect to one another and people in the neighborhood,” Breed told KNTV.

When asked by KNTV if her plan calls for stronger penalties against those who litter or defecate in public, Breed said “I didn’t express anything about a penalty.” Rather, the mayor said she has encouraged nonprofits “to talk to their clients, who, unfortunately, were mostly responsible for the conditions of our streets.”

Who has time to crack down on the louts who are littering the streets with hypodermic needles or defecating in public? Someone, somewhere might be using a plastic straw! Priorities, people!

Read more at The LA Daily News

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