City leaders in California’s capital city are poised to spend $400,000 to fund cleaning crews tasked with picking up trash at homeless encampments.
In a 6-0 vote on Tuesday, the Sacramento City Council approved the funds to hire employees and trash disposal equipment, including a Gator-style vehicle to clean up human waste, the Sacramento Bee reported.
The employees will dispose of trash collected by the city’s Downtown Street Teams in the downtown and River District, according to a staff report.
“If we’re going to clean up one place, we should clean up everywhere in the city, not just downtown and the River District,” said Councilman Larry Carr, who abstained from the vote after saying he wanted the cleaning crews to pick up trash in all parts of the city. “We put the priorities on these two areas to the detriment of other areas of the city.”