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S.F. has new data-driven solution to old S.F. problem: human excrement
sfgate.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | John Coté

Posted on 07/15/2014 6:48:10 AM PDT by Second Amendment First

San Francisco is taking a new data-driven approach to a longtime city problem: human excrement.

For decades, feces on streets and sidewalks has been one of the biggest quality-of-life issues for San Francisco residents and visitors, particularly in the hard-edged Tenderloin, home base for many of the city's homeless and the nonprofits that provide them clothes, addiction help and meals.

Now, after a chorus of complaints and a month spent mapping the highest concentrations of human excrement in the Tenderloin, the Department of Public Works on Tuesday will roll out the city's latest approach: mobile bathroom stations at the three most well-used areas.

Each station will include two specially outfitted portable toilets, a sink, a needle disposal bin and a dog waste station, all mounted on a flatbed trailer.

"We're championing our residents' right to clean streets and a safe place to do their business with dignity," said Supervisor Jane Kim, who represents the area and has been pursuing a public toilet program since fall of 2012.

The city is calling the effort the Tenderloin Pit Stop, and officials are trying to learn from the past.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
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Attention tourists: Tenderloin Pit Stop is NOT a BBQ joint.
1 posted on 07/15/2014 6:48:10 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Why are there so many homeless in San Francisco? I thought it was a liberal utopia?


2 posted on 07/15/2014 6:50:22 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Second Amendment First

But will homosexuals use these portable toilets to meet up, creating an unintended consequence? Will druggie types go in there and shoot up? They will have needle disposal bins? Sounds like they expect druggie types to go in there. Which in turn creates yet another unintended consequence.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 6:50:25 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Second Amendment First

My guess is these private little way-stations will be used for much, much more than just elimination. My guess is that the gerbil population in San Francisco is extremely forlorn at this prospect.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 6:51:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Second Amendment First

There ain’t enough time left to get all the excrement out of SF. Some of it has even spread to d.c. Hi nancy!


5 posted on 07/15/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Second Amendment First

They let sick-O’s and perverts walk around nude.

They should put toilet seats on the buses, trolley cars and park benches.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 6:53:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Gaffer
My guess is that the gerbil population in San Francisco is extremely forlorn at this prospect.

"The Small Rodent Benevolent Association Of San Francisco is opposed to this new policy."


7 posted on 07/15/2014 6:58:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yes, did anyone ever wonder why there are so many people in San Francisco who defecate in the streets and on sidewalks? Why do they have so many people who do this?

Perhaps being liberal means tolerating fecal matter everywhere???

I can imagine too, that many of these places smell of urine as well.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 6:59:49 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Gaffer

According to the article, these toilets will have an attendant, who will give you a courtesy knock on the door after 5 minutes. What if people need more time???


9 posted on 07/15/2014 7:00:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Second Amendment First

I had enough of SF way back when.
I lived one block off the panhandle and people would sleep in their cars,wake up and relieve themselves in the streets.
Walking through the park one afternoon, a guy just stopped,pulled down his pants and took a poop.
I couldn’t take my daughter to certain areas,needles everywhere,a public park used as a dump.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 7:00:43 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Second Amendment First

If you feed the pigeons on your patio, you get a lot of pigeon crap on your patio.

Cause and effect escapes the socialists.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 7:00:59 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Second Amendment First

“So, Bob, how’s that son of yours doing?”

“He got a job working for the city of San Francisco.”

“What’s he doing there?”

“He counts turds.”

“My, my.....look at the time. I’ve got to get going.”


12 posted on 07/15/2014 7:01:09 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
“So, Bob, how’s that son of yours doing?”

"What are your names, Neil and Bob, or is that like what you do?" - Ford Fairlane

13 posted on 07/15/2014 7:03:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Second Amendment First

Hey! Maybe they could solve the problem of the human excrement in the Offal Office, and in the offices of the Department of Jesters, headed by that lump, “Lamp” Holder.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 7:03:59 AM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: Second Amendment First

They should send all the “migrant children” there. It’ll remind them of their home. SF is no better than a third-world hellhole.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 7:04:57 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Iron Munro

Funny! Kudos!


16 posted on 07/15/2014 7:07:27 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Politicalkiddo

You do have to wonder, why does San Francisco literally have **** in the streets? Every city in America has homeless. Do they deal with them differently in other places? Do other cities provide bathrooms for homeless? How is this handled in other places?

Is San Francisco getting the end result of liberalism, in that, they have been so liberal with homeless that they now have critical masses that overwhelm their efforts????


17 posted on 07/15/2014 7:09:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Geez....yep....I can see the resumes......I was a public port-a-Johnny monitor....I’m qualified to do your taxes now.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 7:09:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Sounds to me like a tough job. Seriously. Would you want to be a bathroom attendant in which various dregs of society go in there? Would you want to give them the courtesy knock on the door that time is up????


19 posted on 07/15/2014 7:10:57 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Second Amendment First

“I left my turd
In San Francisco.
High on a hill
It rolled down on a tourist.”


20 posted on 07/15/2014 7:11:41 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The fact that the officials in that town foresee problems with extended times in these receptacles testifies that they predominance of those who would use them don’t intend to use them for the stated purpose. The city is just plain sick and diseased to the point of irredeemable oblivion.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 7:13:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The SF government is corrupt. The people are, in generally, disgusting, immoral, and probably don’t understand the concept of bathing. Having people live in and walk in fecal matter is a problem that was solved over 100 ago by basic sanitation methods. They are all insane, overly-”tolerant”, fools. It used to be a beautiful city. Not anymore.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 7:15:16 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Lieberals have turned this beautiful city into a dumping grounds. Literally. It’s time to take back our streets America! Put these homeless people back into the institutions where they will get the care they need. What have we allowed ourselves to become?


23 posted on 07/15/2014 7:26:57 AM PDT by PLOM...NOT! (Checking in from Wisconsin)
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To: Second Amendment First

“OK. Item number four on the agenda is about our problem with feces in the street.”

“Is that a new band?”

“No, it’s turds on the sidewalk.”

“Oh.”

I think that we should approach this problem in a modern, progressive manner.”

“Didn’t we try that once before? Didn’t we pay people to not take a growler on the sidewalk?”

“Yes, the ‘Buck A Dump Program’ didn’t work out. But that’s because the Republicans didn’t give us enough money.”

“So what’s our high tech solution going to be.”

“You’ve seen those robot vacuum cleaners? Well, we have The Super Pooper Seven Thousand! It’s the latest in automated pooper scoopers.”

“Didn’t that thing scoop up Nancy Pelosi in the demonstration?”

“There’s always some problems with any new technology.”


24 posted on 07/15/2014 7:31:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Second Amendment First

They’ll crap right next to the toilets. It’s their “lifestyle”.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 7:37:47 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Why are there so many homeless in San Francisco?

Year round pleasant weather and a local government that does nothing to discourage their influx.
Years ago, the homeless would use the restrooms of restaurants and other public places. Many restaurants installed locking mechanisms on their bathroom doors. You had to get a token from your waiter if you wanted to use the facilities.

26 posted on 07/15/2014 7:47:45 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Second Amendment First

Bwaaa!!!


27 posted on 07/15/2014 9:53:55 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Second Amendment First

If they concluded that the highest concentration of human excrement was in the Tenderloin, they obviously didn’t visit the Board of Supervisors.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 10:25:22 AM PDT by DPMD
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