San Francisco to Deploy New Six-Person Anti-Fecal 'Poop Patrol'
SAN FRANCISCO — August 16, 2018
It is known that residents of the San Francisco, in which annually increases the number of homeless people, call non-stop to Service H 11, complaining about the huge of human and dog waste on the streets.
As a result, by the recent decision of new San Francisco Mayor London Breed, the city is setting aside a six-person crew, which will scour targeted neighborhoods looking for human waste.
The new effort is taking proactive steps to curb the widespread and often experienced problem that plagues city streets.
The pilot program called the Poop Patrol will consist of a supervisor and five workers to get ahead of the problem before anyone has a chance to complain about it. The current program provides only staffed public toilets in the city's downtown areas.
The Pit Stop program includes mobile bathrooms with staff on hand to make sure that people are using the facilities as intended, but despite those bathrooms, there are still areas were human and animal waste dots the streets.
According to public works department spokeswoman Rachel Gordon, the program came about following a conversation between Mayor Breed and Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru.
Nuru said that the cost of the program will $750,000 to search for and clean waste. At the top of the list is Polk Street.
"So, what happens is we're going to take one of those crews out and try to get out ahead of those calls and look for these locations so that hopefully we can get less number of calls coming in," Nuru said.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the plan is part of her commitment to clean up the city's streets. She believes that the program will allow you to see all the problem areas
"We have data that shows where most of the complaints are for poop cleanup. So, the goal is to make sure we have a dedicated team and they are focusing on those particular areas where we know it's most problematic," said Breed.
The new plan is set to begin on September, 1. If it works, the city will look into expanding the effort. The pilot program currently has no end date.
Earlier, the former San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell pledged to clean up unsanitary streets with nearly $13 million in investments over the next two years. But then began in response to a debate between officials and homeless advocates, who said that the confiscating people's shelter and personal belongings are a violation of human rights.
It didn't work out then. Not like this time. 'Fecal patrol' it is at least funny, but very well from the new mayor, who decided to take something.