- Employees of San Francisco's "Poop Patrol" are set to earn $71,760 a year, plus an additional $112,918 in benefits, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
- The city has set aside $830,977 for the cleanup program, which aims to eliminate troubling amounts of feces on the streets.
- San Francisco's waste problem is a result of a mounting homelessness crisis, driven by a lack of affordable housing.
You can take this job and shovel it.
Workers on San Francisco’s new poop patrol — the brainchild of Mayor London Breed and Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru to combat thousands of complaints of human feces in the street — make a whopping $71,760 per year. That number grows to $184,678 including mandated benefits
Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 13, nearly 15,000 people called 311 to complain about the city’s poo-riddled sidewalks. Just last month, scores of residents complained on a street corner in the Tenderloin district.
The six-person poo patrol, consisting of one supervisor and five street-cleaners, celebrated with a soft launch last week. They’ll begin getting their hands dirty full time in September.
The cleaners will begin their rounds in the afternoon. Equipped with two steam-cleaning vehicles, they’ll patrol alleyways and other areas where poo is a known problem — which apparently is everywhere.
“I’ve had to deal with it myself in front of my home and it’s not a pleasant feeling. I want to change San Francisco for the better. I want to clean up the city,” Breed, who was elected in June