SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — San Francisco is working to keep clear a popular camping spot for the homeless by having crews place huge boulders on areas under the Highway 101 interchange at Cesar Chavez St.
The streets and ramps beneath 101 on the edge of Potrero Hill is the area known as the “Hairball” because it’s such a confusing array of routes for drivers, who often mistakenly find themselves driving onto Potrero Ave. or Bayshore Blvd. instead of 101 or Cesar Chavez. It’s also been a popular place for the homeless to set up camp for decades, until the city cleared the encampment last month.
As first reported in Mission Local, boulders placed just off the roadway in different sections of the Hairball are the deterrent the Department of Public Works Deputy Director Larry Stringer hopes will make it a hard place for the homeless to set up camp.
“The boulders was an idea that we thought we’d try,” Stringer told KPIX 5. “This is an experiment. We’re trying something different, kind of see what happens.”
“We would spend that amount of money in a day, definitely in a week, because of the amount of time we were spending over there cleaning up the encampments,” said Stringer.
Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness says the city is missing the point with moves like this.
“It’s just another do-nothing type response to homelessness,” said Friedenbach. “I would say it’s not a good use of city resources.”
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And if that doesn’t work, they deploy robots
Yet the whole state according to Moonbeam Brown the idiot the whole state is a Sanctuary for illegal aliens the Shame of the Golden State CALIFORNIA HERE WE GO
As far as the liberals preventing homeless people from camping on public property are concerned, the mentally ill homeless are not on the same level of desirability as illegal alien invaders. The illegal invaders will do the jobs that real Americans won’t do, like cleaning Americans’ homes and toilets. That is the difference and the justification for restricting said camping……
Apparently, it is not possible to get the homeless to vote for Democrats. If they would, they would be building condos for them on those bits of land.
There is no easy answer for homeless and mild climates have more than their fair share, the mentally ill make up the bulk of the population, add drug addicts and those running from the law into the mix. Hygiene is the biggest issue with this population, if businesses allow them to use the facilities they often find human waste smeared all over the restroom, used needles ect. No one wants homeless shelters in their neighborhood.