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Published On: Mon, Jul 16th, 2018

San Francisco Mayor London Breed attacks homeless, shelters while promoting plan to teach them to clean up their own waste

The mayor of San Francisco is promoting the city’s plan to deal the thousands of pounds of feces that crowd her city’s streets, a multi-million dollar plan to teach the homeless to pick up their own waste. What is more shocking is that Mayor London Breed placed blame on the homeless themselves and the homeless advocacy organizations whom she believes aren’t doing enough to educate their clients

photo/ Sri Harsha Gera

“I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” Breed said to the local San Fran NBC affiliate. “That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”

Then came the blame: “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 NBC.

Breed is proposing an increase in funding, targeted at homeless education programs that will instruct San Fran’s transient population on how to handle their own feces, including instructions on how not to fill a bag with 20 pounds of their own waste and leave it on a street corner.

The mayor swears she won’t do is penalize the more than 7,500 people that call San Francisco’s streets home for crowding city streets with homeless encampments, trash, and dirty needles.

“I didn’t express anything about a penalty.” Instead, she says, she’ll be pressuring non-profits “to talk to their clients, who, unfortunately, were mostly responsible for the conditions of our streets.”

San Francisco is already spending $65 million to clean their streets, and the city added an additional $15 million to that this year to help pay sanitation workers overtime to handle the more than 16,000 complaints of public defecation the city receives each month.

The city already spends $280 million to house, care for, and educate their homeless population.

 

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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