San Francisco is getting ready to launch their new ‘Poop Patrol’ to deal with the piles of human waste littering their streets. You won’t believe how much they’re going to pay people to do this. Then again, maybe you will – this is San Francisco after all. They’re going to make 71K a year and it grows to $185K with benefits.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
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.
(By the way, the poop patrolers earn $71,760 a year, which swells to $184,678 with mandated benefits.)
They’re also spending money to get rid of hypodermic needles.
The Daily Wire reports:
In addition to the Poop Patrol, the city is spending $72.5 million on a street cleaning budget, $12 million on cleanup services for homeless encampments, $2.8 million on biohazard removal, $.23 million for specially designed street sweepers that use steam (which can effectively sanitize areas affected by human waste and drug use), $3.1 million for a series of portable toilets that won’t be open at night, $364,000 for a “needle team” similar to the “Poop Patrol” but charged with locating and eliminating drug use waste, and $700,000 for a “needle cleanup squad” that requires its own vehicle to transport bio-hazardous waste.
None of this does anything to address the city’s real problems.
What a waste.