San Francisco’s plan to combat thousands of complaints of human feces in the streets will be costing taxpayers a whopping $100 million.
Members of the six-person Poop Patrol, the brainchild of Mayor London Breed and Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru, will be earning a sizable income from their new occupation, up to $185,000 in salary and benefits for each member of the human waste task force, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Last month, a report revealed that this year in the city, over 16,000 feces-related complaints were made to city authorities.
According to the Chronicle:
San Francisco Public Works has a $72.5 million-a-year street cleaning budget — including spending $12 million a year on what essentially have become housekeeping services for homeless encampments.
The costs include $2.8 million for a Hot Spots crew to wash down the camps and remove any biohazards, $2.3 million for street steam cleaners, $3.1 million for the Pit Stop portable toilets, plus the new $830,977-a-year Poop Patrol to actively hunt down and clean up human waste.
(By the way, the poop patrolers earn $71,760 a year, which swells to $184,678 with mandated benefits.)
Not bad for a job that doesn’t kick in until afternoon when the one supervisor and five street-cleaners hit the streets with disinfecting machines and Hazmat suits.
While the amount seems eye-popping, it is only a sliver of the city’s new $11.1 billion budget that includes $700,000 set aside by the Department of Public Health for a 10-member, needle cleanup squad. Those employees will be making $19-an-hour and the team has its own minivan.
“So, let me see if have this straight,” Glenn Beck reacted to the report on “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Thursday. “I’m [hypothetically] working in San Francisco. I’m just working at a deli and I’m paying taxes to San Francisco, and I have to go home and clean my house. I’m paying taxes so the people who come and poop in front of my house … they have a housekeeper?”
The inviting salary for the Poop Patrol raised many questions – and expected jokes – on Twitter.
— Wayne Allyn Root (@RealWayneRoot) August 23, 2018
People are being paid more than $70,000 a year to clean poop off the streets of San Francisco https://t.co/r02dcu71nB
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) August 24, 2018
SEE how progressivism creates jobs?
— Scott Chewning (@Blckdmndskr) August 23, 2018
The plastic outhouse on every corner makes sense and would go nice with the plastic tents ⛺️ viva 😜
— Arnold ❌🗣🗣 (@amzenith) August 23, 2018
Total insanity! A once beautiful city, now a third world country. Another place I wouldn’t take my kids.
— R.W. Hampton (@rwhampton) August 24, 2018
Holy crap! Where is Mike Rowe from dirty jobs?
— John T. (@JohnTay49686326) August 23, 2018
The real story here is why are there so many vagrants? What has gone wrong that so many people have no where to live except on the streets?
— Gerard Batten MEP (@GerardBattenMEP) August 23, 2018
Our tax dollars are literally paying for SHIT.
— Dr. Dot ❌ (@dr_dot) August 23, 2018
The 60’s and 70’s gave us “The Mod Squad.”
2018 gives us “The Poop Patrol.”
Thanks, current year. pic.twitter.com/TcWxB7umvM
— Weird Chick (@WyrdChyk) August 23, 2018
This is your city on liberalism
— MyNameIsSeen (@MyNameIsSeen13) August 23, 2018
What kind of work have you done in the past?
I shoveled Liberal sh*t.
— ❌ Helen 47 ❌ (@Helen47) August 23, 2018