warm and squooshy
San Francisco Values!
…the act itself [public urination and defecation] didn’t become illegal until 2002, when a contentious debate within the the Board of Supervisors (one supervisor wanted to delay the ban until the city could prove it had enough public toilets to provide a legal alternative to potential violators) dissolved into a unanimous vote in favor of banning the act, and fining offending parties between $50 and $500.
Well, that fine will certainly discourage those who have jobs, homes, families, and something to lose. Yanno — those who wouldn’t do it anyway. Others? Not so much…
And San FranFreakshow is filled with Others.
The effects of the ban are unclear.
Also not so much….
When work crews pulled open a broken BART escalator at San Francisco’s Civic Center Station last month, they found so much human excrement in its works they had to call a hazardous-materials team.
*running cupcake trains*
Currently, only seven out of 176 are out of service, assuring the agency of a 96 percent reliability rate, according to BART data.
That’s a far cry from May, when only 76.5 percent of escalators were working, well below BART’s 95 percent goal.
Wait… their goal is 95%?!? Not 100%? Yeah — that kind of enthusiasm for a job well done really makes me wanna ride their trains …thru their tube …underneath the Bay.
Srsly. This is the kind of outcome “San Francisco Values” creates; half-working, dangerous, disease-spreading public infrastructure.
An innovative plan would replace some street parking spaces with environmentally friendly public restrooms — facilities that do not flush or connect to the sewer system. Instead, human waste would be collected and someday possibly composted to add back into the ecosystem as plant fertilizer. …The cost would be $40,000 to $50,000 each.
See, a regular flush toilet wouldn’t be “eco” enough for SF. Yet this version would entail people employed to regularly “service” the facilities, the transportation [using gasoline!!!] of the material to new facilities, the “processing” to remove pathogens — all of which use carbon. At the end of the processing you are left with something filled with prescription — and non-prescription — drugs, some viruses and human DNA fragments. There is no way to remove those.
All those facilities would have to be ADA compliant; a real chore since the Federal and the State laws are different and conflicting, so it is actually impossible to comply with both leaving the way open for the professional ADA Lawsuit Crew.
Also, those who poop in the streets also have little worry about committing other crimes in the facilities; or just tearing them up for amusement’s sake.
All of which the natural and logical outcome of those San Francisco Values of zero consequences for / total acceptance of aberrant behavior and the drive to approach every goal in a “new and different” way.