Squatting takes on a new meaning in San Francisco
While Tony Bennett famously left his heart in San Francisco, others aren't so romantic.
Bums left their poop in San Francisco
Where 118,352 piles of the stuff
Climb half way to citizens' duff
Where the morning fog stinks the air
And people don't seem to care...
(With apologies to Douglass Cross and George Cory.)
Since 2011, there have been at least 118,352 reported instances of human fecal matter on city streets.
New mayor, London Breed, won election by promising to clean things up. However, conditions are the same or worse. Last year, the number of reports spiked to an all-time high at 28,084. In first quarter 2019, the pace continued with 6,676 instances of human waste in the public way.
We reached out to San Francisco Mayor London Breed for comment regarding our findings and the continued trajectory of the human waste problem. This column will be updated with any response or comment. ...
The city has taken steps to crack down on the crisis. Over the last year, the Department of Public Works instituted what the San Francisco Chronicle called a "Poop Patrol." Consisting of five teammates, the Chronicle estimated each employee earned a hefty $184,000 in pay, perquisites and pension benefits.
If you're not a resident of the area and are planning to visit the famous City by the Bay but don't have the locals' notorious open-mindedness, where logic falls out and anything else crawls in attitude and want to avoid the excrement, Andrzejewski has helpfully included the ZIP codes with the most of it, along with an interactive map of its locations.
Other than this, enjoy your visit!