Your Tax Money Shouldn’t Go To Clean Up Homeless Make Them Do It!

by Friday, November 30, 2018

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.


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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.”

The street team currently collects trash outside the city’s homeless shelter. The team is composed of homeless volunteers or those at risk of becoming homeless.

Two more teams will launch this winter using state funds received by the city, said Emily Halcon, coordinator of the city’s homeless services, but more funding would be needed to expand the program, she said.

“It is not an all-or-nothing approach here,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said. “It’s not just help the people on the streets, but ignore the impact of homelessness. There are times when enforcement is, in fact, appropriate and certainly cleanup and addressing the impact of homelessness on the neighbors and on the businesses is absolutely essential.”

In San Francisco, leaders created “poop patrols” to clean up human waste as the city grapples with an increasing homeless population.

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  • Liberty
    November 30, 2018

    Fill a sack with trash, present it at collection site, get a chit, go to food line, eat. Those unable to do so are referred for medical assessment and appropriate care. City gets cleaned up, homeless and bums get some self-esteem back. Everybody wins.

  • ROBERT POWELL
    November 30, 2018

    SANFRANSHITSCO HAS THE RECORD OF THE MOST CORRUPT CITY ON THE WEST COAST, CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY SHITTALE,THE SHITTY BY THE SOUND, IF THEY WOULD OPEN THEIR CRAPENCRUSTED EYES AND LOOK AT WHAT HOLLERING FREE DRUGS,FREE HOUSING,FREE MEDICAL FREE PHONES PASSING OUT TENTS/FOOD/DRUGS/SHOOTING GALLERYS,FREE MOVES EVERY THIRTY DAYS TO A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD ,SO THEY CN STEAL THAT ONE BLIND… SO what should the working taxpayers expect?????? MORE OF THE SAME BULLSHIT!!!!GET RID OF THE DEMOCRAT/COMMUNIST FOOLS THAT ARE RUNNING THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT…

  • Alan Egusa
    December 1, 2018

    In the words of Congressman David “Davy” Crockett, “King of the wild frontier” and hero of the Alamo in 1836, that money is “not yours to give.”

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