San Francisco officials spent more than $94 million in 2019 to combat the city’s escalating homeless crisis; doling out $250,000 per day to “keep the city clean.”
“Between street sweeping crews, staffed portable toilets and sidewalk steamers, San Francisco spent $94 million — or about $257,534 a day this year — trying to keep the city clean. And while progress has been made, the effort remains a losing battle,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
“And while the city and business leaders assembled in Union Square continued their public calls for compassion, privately the same leaders say behavior like that exhibited in the Safeway — while extreme — hurts both retail businesses and the city’s $9 billion-a-year tourist industry,” adds the newspaper.
Read the full report here.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle