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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.
Do you think that is going to be enough?
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?
Is anyone participating in SF Giant Sweep? You can adopt a 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.
Inspired from what dustystax mentioned... Would you envision offering a job to the homeless people to look after public toilets?
That idea deserves another page/space on here.
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.
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...
Not just the mission: www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article...
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...
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.