- The Washington Times - Monday, July 16, 2018

San Francisco Mayor London Breed says the city by the bay has turned into a city buried in “feces.”

The Democrat recently sat down for her first one-on-one interview when the subject of human waste piling up on sidewalks came up. The native San Franciscan’s response was blunt.

“I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” Ms. Breed told a local NBC affiliate on July 13. “That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”

An investigation by the channel found “300 piles of feces along the 20-mile stretch of streets,” which focused on 153 blocks.

The city’s first black mayor said that local nonprofit organizations need to do a better job educating the homeless population.

“I work hard to make sure your programs are funded for the purposes of trying to get these individuals help, and what I am asking you to do is work with your clients and ask them to at least have respect for the community — at least, clean up after themselves and show respect to one another and people in the neighborhood,” she said. “We have to make sure people who live here, [and] sadly, people who are homeless here, that they are also held accountable for taking care of our street.”

San Francisco plans to spend roughly $280 million in 2018 tackling its homeless population of 7,500, the station reported.

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