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Sex, drugs and filth plague city-sponsored public restrooms
Robot janitors not enough
Crimes hard to track
A dirty job
No relief in central city
This is the second of two articles about hygiene options for San Francisco’s homeless. See Nina Frazier’s story from last week: Are food service providers really to blame for human waste in the Tenderloin’s streets?
The public restroom near City Hall gets plenty of use. During business hours the units are havens of drugs and prostitution, and often filthy. Photo by Jason Winshell/SF Public Press.
The inside of the restroom near City Hall before cleaning contains all manner of detritus: hypodermic needles, condoms, excrement and assorted trash. Photo by Jason Winshell/SF Public Press.
About the Author
Nina Frazier is a journalist who writes, reports and lives in the Tenderloin area. She covers issues in the Tenderloin on Loin Life (www.loinlife.wordpress.com) a blog dedicated to the neighborhood she started for a journalism class at San Francisco State University. Previously, she has reported for the San Mateo County Times and Salon.com. She has experience in photography, video, audio and multimedia production. Follow her on Twitter @NinaFrazier.