SAN FRANCISCO—Mayor London Breed announced a two-year budget proposal to help clean the streets of San Francisco on Thursday, May 30.
According to a news release from the Mayor’s website, the plan will require an $11.9 million investment in adding new Pit Stop public toilets, BigBelly trash cans—a “smart waste and recycling” service that produces trash bins for cities, college campuses, and retail venues—and additional street cleaning.
Upon agreement, $8.6 million would go towards backing 7 new Pit Stop public toilets and 80 BigBelly waste bins around San Francisco; increasing cleanliness within the general public. A supplementary $3.4 million of financing would go towards the Tenderloin and SOMA Clean programs, organizations that employ previously incarcerated and homeless individuals to help clean areas of the city in high demand.
The full transcript of Mayor London Breed’s proposal was posted on Friday, May 31, where she states:
“We are adding twelve million dollars to our existing cleaning budget to expand street cleaning in the Tenderloin, SOMA and Chinatown, fund 80 more BigBelly Trash cans, and adding 7 new Pit Stops, including expanding hours, so people can use the bathroom with dignity. This is on top of the 74 million dollars we spend every year to keep our streets clean. We are supporting our plan to hire more police so we can get more officers out walking beats in our neighborhoods, and continue our work that has reduced violent crime, property crime, and auto break-ins in our City.”
Additional funding outside the street-cleaning budget will go towards homelessness prevention, transit operations, and Vision Zero traffic improvement projects. To see the full transcript, visit Mayor London Breed’s website at https://sfmayor.org/.