Today’s SF Examiner describes a pilot program to clean up the city: “One hundred of The City’s dirtiest blocks will be cleaned up under a $1.8 million pilot program created to keep streets free of graffiti, broken curbs and general eyesores.”
The program started on Irving Street and is now moving on to the Haight, the Fillmore and Western Addition.
My neighbors just got back from two weeks in Spain, and they said they were amazed by Barcelona — because it’s spotless. A city of a few million people is sparkling clean, and SF is quite dirty. If this program works, it’ll make a positive change to our environment. Too bad the root of the problem isn’t being addressed, though: people who think it’s OK to vandalize with graffiti and leave their garbage on the streets.