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San Francisco to hire needle cleanup team

By Patrick following x   2018 Apr 24, 4:25pm 948 views   11 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/San-Francisco-to-hire-needle-cleanup-team-12858057.php

The mayor of San Francisco says he's hiring 10 workers whose sole responsibility will be to clean up needles littering the streets.

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell said Monday the team will respond to resident complaints and remove needles and syringes from "hot spots" every day of the week.

Farrell tells the San Francisco Examiner that discarded syringes on the streets are among the top litter complaints in the city with a growing homelessness problem.

Public Health Director Barbara Garcia says the city will provide $750,000 to the AIDS Foundation to hire the new needle clean up team.
1   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 24, 4:52pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
The mayor of San Francisco says he's hiring 10 workers whose sole responsibility will be to clean up needles littering the streets


Lol. Even on the cheap end of salary, this is easily a $500k/yr program. To pick up needles. It would probably be closer to a million per year once you start factoring in these employees will likely get pensions.

I don't know the cost of those used needle boxes you'll sometimes see in restrooms. But couldn't you just sink $500k into those boxes in the hot zones for this type of activity? Of course some won't use them and still throw their needles on the ground. Hiring 10 people to do this task seems like a massive waste of money though.

If the boxes don't work, enforce litter laws. Or make new biohazard laws for littering needles that puts the person in jail for 3 days on first conviction, mandatory. Word gets out around the junkies about getting locked up and I think you'd see needles on the street disappear rather quickly. They don't have money, so hit 'em where it hurts, their habit.
2   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2018 Apr 24, 5:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

A sniper on every block to take out needle droppers would attract volunteers or people who would pay to do these chores for entertainment.
3   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 24, 5:44pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
A sniper on every block to take out needle droppers would attract volunteers or people who would pay to do these chores for entertainment.


This works too.
4   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 24, 7:31pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's the perfect self-promulgating bureaucracy solution for libbys! Create the agency that gives out the needles and coddles the homeless, than create another agency to clean up the irresponsible mess the homeless create. Two tax sucking bureaucracies for the price of one!

It's so heartwarming when tax sucking bureaucracies breed and feed on each other.
5   DASKAA   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 24, 8:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Every member of that team will be paid $150K per year plus bennies.
6   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 24, 8:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
Every member of that team will be paid $150K per year plus bennies.


I wouldn't doubt that, lol. I was trying to be conservative. I suppose at even $100k a year they'd probably be commuting from 3 hours away, each way, so they have to up the pay.

Either way, why the fuck would you pay someone even $25k/yr to pick up used needles? You can legislate it much cheaper and put the junkies on the hook for their biomedical waste they're dumping on the street. 3 days mandatory jail if caught dumping a needle. And have the city throw out 200-300 needle boxes in the bad areas so there's no excuse.

But no, patronage hiring is a lot more lucrative for government bureaucrats.
7   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 24, 9:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

No problem just stick Zuckerfuck with the bill!
8   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 24, 9:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Why can't they make the homeless and illegals pick the needles and shit-no do work, no food/benefits?
9   DASKAA   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 25, 6:43am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

lostand confused says
Why can't they make the homeless and illegals pick the needles and shit-no do work, no food/benefits?


Nazi!
10   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 25, 7:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Needle cleaners with full on Calpers pensions.
11   DASKAA   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 25, 11:58am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
3 days mandatory jail if caught dumping a needle.


Dude, dude, dude! Stop! Don't you know that CA jails are "overcrowded" and many felonies have been re-legislated as misdemeanors in order to not put anyone in jail? You can literally break into a house and steal a gun and not go to jail, provided the gun you steal is less than $950. True story.

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