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If you’re visiting San Francisco or have an interview in the city, there is one crucial item that you need to bring with you, at least according to an interactive map of the city: a pair of old boots.
Data company Open The Books released an interactive map that shows every part of the city where human waste has been reported since 2011. Brown pins mark the spots and the results are literally a pile of sh*t with the brown markers practically covering every spot in the city. Approximately 118,352 places with poop have been reported over the last eight years.
There were 118 city neighborhoods affected. However, 72-percent of all cases since 2008 were reported in just ten neighborhoods: 1. Tenderloin (30,863); 2. South of Market (23,599); 3. Mission (19,150); 4. Civic Center (6,232); 5. Mission Dolores (4,096); 6. Lower Nob Hill (3,654); 7. Potrero Hill (2,489); 8. Showplace Square (2,022); 9. North Beach (1,826); and 10. Financial District (1,810).
In an area that covered the San Francisco Maritime National Park, Great American Music Hall, The Regency Ballroom, and the Liholiho Yacht Club, the outlet noted that there were 11,287 instances of human waste that were reported. Forbes added, “Neighborhoods affected include Tenderloin, Cathedral Hill, Lower Nob Hill, Polk Gulch, Russian Hill, and Pacific Heights.”
In 2018, 28,000 places were cited compared to roughly 20,000 in 2017.The fact that that number was only 5,547 in 2011 shows how bad the situation has become.
In 2016, Fox News reported that one area of the city noted a 140% rise in feces.Jay Caruso of RedState said at the time, “Public urination is so widespread it has damaged subway elevators and escalators, building walls and power poles. ”
Mayor Willie Brown’s decision to terminate ordinances in the past only exacerbated the problem; city district Attorney Terence Hallinan declined to prosecute “victimless” crimes that involved drugs and prostitution.
An Office of the Controller report stated, “Service requests related to human waste increased across all Supervisorial Districts in San Francisco in FY 2015-16, and at a rate well above the average growth in overall SF311 use.
District 6 (in Zone B) had far more service requests related to human waste than any other district – three-times as many as the next highest count in District 9 (Zone D) – and nearly 30 percent more requests compared to FY 2014-15.This change appears to be driven mostly by additional reports along Market Street, south of 8th Street between Mission Street and Howard Street, and the area south of Hayes Valley between South Van Ness and Central Freeway/Octavia Boulevard.
Additionally, data from Public Works showed an increase of 13.5% in service orders generated from public service requests. ”
Just last August The San Francisco Chronicle reported:
San Francisco Public Works has a $72.5 million-a-year street cleaning budget — including spending $12 million a year on what essentially have become housekeeping services for homeless encampments. The costs include $2. 8 million for a Hot Spots crew to wash down the camps and remove any biohazards, $2.
3 million for street steam cleaners, $3.1 million for the Pit Stop portable toilets, plus the new $830,977-a-year Poop Patrol to actively hunt down and clean up human waste.
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