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Just got back from Bolivia, and they honestly have cleaner streets there than is some parts of the Mission. Streets free of human feces seems like the sort of thing we pay taxes for.

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Valencia and McCoppin St.

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Brad

I see residents in the Mission blatantly discard their trash wherever they please, and this is rarely ever in trash cans. We could use a system of enforcement for littering in which the fine isn't a monetary fee but time devoted to cleaning the streets.

Tom K.
Tom K.
Oct 1, 2013

Do you think that is going to be enough?

Posted by Tom K. on Oct 1, 2013
Alissa Nelson
Alissa Nelson
Oct 1, 2013

The Department of Public Works often hires residents to work in the neighborhoods where they live, with the idea that people will be better at self-policing when their neighbors have to clean up their trash. This works pretty well in a tight-knit community like Bayview (where I see it in action most frequently). Why do you think it might be less effective in the Mission?

Posted by Alissa Nelson on Oct 1, 2013
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Tom K.

Is anyone participating in SF Giant Sweep? You can adopt a block.

www.sfgiantsweep.org/adopt-block

I know there are a number of tech companies that recently moved into the Mission. It'd be cool to get them involved in a program like this. Square is the only registered tech company I noticed.

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Adriana

Inspired from what dustystax mentioned... Would you envision offering a job to the homeless people to look after public toilets?

Andy
Andy
Aug 8, 2013

That idea deserves another page/space on here.

Posted by Andy on Aug 8, 2013
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dustystax

Unfortunately this is a very old and complicated problem. Supervised toilets would help (www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/...) but homeless and public mental health care might slowly fix the issue.

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It's time to raise a stink over public toilets

When the city debuted 25 automated, self-cleaning public toilets on some of San Francisco's busiest streets, they were supposed to alleviate public urination and keep our streets cleaner. JCDecaux is required to service each unit daily, but upkeep is spotty and a representative from the company did not respond to a request for comment. Brent...

www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/...

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Laura Gluhanich

Not just the mission: www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article...

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Nasty problem in some SoMa alleys

Bill Pollock has been running his publishing company in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood for six years, but he's considering moving his company elsewhere because, after all these years, he's had it with the alleys and walkways being used as toilets. Pollock's business, No Starch Press, is on Ringold Street, a small alley just south...

www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article...

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Dan

Physically cleaning up the streets is the single most important issue in SF. How do cities like Tokyo do it? We need some of that.

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