Liberal Logic: Toss Thousands In Trash, Ignore Poop On Streets
This has to be one of the worst ideas, but it's California which is where bad ideas are often born. California has a serious homeless problem, Gov. Newsom, facing a recall, has suddenly decided to work on it. He is putting $12 Billion into fixing the homeless issue they have. But in the meantime, they still have numerous reports of human waste lining their streets. So to accompany the feces and often trash, Californian leadership is planning to install expensive trash cans, and by expensive I mean you could buy a cheap car instead.
"San Francisco’s Department of Public Works wants to replace 3,000 existing green trash cans with bigger and better-looking ones. The prototype being considered will cost taxpayers about $20,000 per can."
“It’s insane. Insane,” said Fred, a San Francisco resident.
Too often, residents say trash put into the cans ends up on the sidewalks.
“They go looking for drugs. They go looking for things to recycle. In the neighborhood I live in, they bust them open, pull things out. Sometimes they get too full,” said San Francisco resident Isaac Stevens.
Sleeker-designed bins with sensors alerting crews when they’re almost full, will be more tamper-resistant, block rodents out, and keep sidewalks cleaner, officials said."
But the price is supposed to come down.
"The pilot program involves 15 newly designed trash cans that will be placed throughout San Francisco from November 2021 to January 2022. After that, San Francisco Public Works hopes to mass-produce the new bins, which should cheapen the cost, the Chronicle said."
The current trash cans cost about $1,200 a piece so this is a steep rise in cost for a trash can. It's really just excessive. They could just pay someone to pick up the trash more often like anywhere else would. But only in California would they even consider $20k trash cans, when they still have poop lining the streets.