Skip to comments.Editorial: Toilet trouble: City doing its best to deal with public defecation but root cause remains
Posted on 07/24/2013 11:51:15 AM PDT by artichokegrower
It's a basic human act, and it says a lot about society -- and the state of homelessness in Santa Cruz in the year 2013 -- that a discussion about keeping people from doing it in public places is even warranted. But here we are.
The problem: An increasing amount of human waste is being found along the San Lorenzo River levee and in downtown-area open space. People relieving themselves in public spots is apparently a growing problem in the city, one that has residents who regularly walk the levee path and business owners along Front Street -- many of whom have back doors that open to the levee -- absolutely fed up. Who can blame them?
(Excerpt) Read more at santacruzsentinel.com ...
“Gonna lay down my burden....down by the riverside”
The “root cause”? For poop? Umm...
50 - 60 years ago Santa Cruz was another of the Central Coast jewels. I used to go to the beach there (it was a lot warmer than Carmel) quite a lot as a child. It was even good into the mid-60’s until the hippies ‘discovered’ it.
Another lost bit of the old California.
Drove my Chevy to the levee and ... this is defecated to the one I love:
Yu Stin Ki Pu.
sorry sorry sorry
But, but, but...”the one” was elected...”this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.” The people that voted for “the one” aren’t suppose to be behaving like this...He gave a speech, he said so. Why oh why are his voters behaving this way...
Is it the same type of people who turned the indoor stadium into an open toilet during Katrina?
Santa Cruze is a Liberal Hippy Hotspot.
They don’t mind poopy. “It’s all about feedom, Duuuude!”
The least the perps could do is to wipe themselves with the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
And send the result to the White House.
Eating! It has to stop!
Third world Obamanation.
I’ve always wondered what that line in the song meant...
Public defacation in rivers are very common in certain 3rd world nations.
Why should CA be any different? Wait till they start doing their laundry in the river downstream from where they poop.
Prepper ping. Santa Cruz human waste problem from homeless - how many more homeless if TS(literally)HTF? Got a potty that works without running water? Have enough toilet paper for maybe a year? Have toilet paper to give to family/others? Want to live in Santa Cruz, California?
I wonder if eventually these liberal cities will learn why in saner times the bums were kept moving along? Public health would even be worth a “beat down.”
Is that the “major award” from A Christmas Story in that pic?
Hat tip to Marcella!
A sign of the times.
Emergency Sanitation and Hygiene
“Yu Stin Ki Pu.”
I didn’t know that the Asiana pilots were staying in Santa Cruz.
Ripped from a 19th C. missionary hymnal:
“Though every prospect pleases, and only man is vile...”
Every neighborhood has a “yard pooper.” In my neighborhood it was Mark White. Sounds like Santa Cruz has quite a few.
I read that many cities can’t have fountains anymore because people use them as toilets.
Welcome to the new, classy, wonderful third world USA!
Keep Santa Cruz squalid.
Didn’t realize until Hurricane Sandy just how annoying even little cuts and scrapes, dry lips and cold sores are when hot water is at a premium.
Well, if you turn your city into a "haven" for the homeless and have lax drug and public vagrancy laws, this happens. The homeless AREN'T "just like me and you." They are mentally ill, addicted and care little for their environment (and I say this as someone who does charity work with the homeless every week).
Santa Cruz officials say they hope to address the problem by installing by September a fenced-in portable toilet that will be open 24 hours a day near the levee
The only thing the portable toilet will do is give drug addicts a place to buy drugs out of sight of the police and give the homeless a place to sleep and have sex.
“Welcome to another liberal paradise Santa Cruz, California “
Bingo - that’s the truth and the issue - a Liberal paradise.
UC Santa Cruz is a hotbed of liberals, who made it a turd-world paradise.
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Seemed like a good idea at the time, sir.
Mai Raff Rontime!
Just give each of the homeless a van to live in (down by the river), and the problem will be solved.
Because you're racist.
Didn't you get the memo?
What would you do if when the SHTF, some homeless people camp on your property? What if there are more of them than you? Say they aren’t going to attack you, but there they are, living on the ground.
I'd start out with pepper spray while they slept. More pursuasive means would be used if that failed.
What if there are more of them than you?
High capacity magazines.
The Tribe has a standing SOP for that case: drive them off. Not attacking TODAY does not translate into not attacking in the dark.
And those who mean you harm are watching your reactions; you will be tested to see if you’re an easy target yourself.
Hi Kartographer, have you updated your preparedness manual lately? It’s really good, just wanted to make sure I had the latest.
I would feel the deepest sympathy for them, as I drive them off at gunpoint.
One can feel sorry for someone without letting them win. Just put your poker face on and do it.
My land can’t support that many.
If they were really compassionate Progressives there would be rolls of toilet paper hanging from every tree and telephone pole.
I don’t understand... A Democrat newspaper mentions the “homeless” even though they have their African communist president Ubama in office? And a Democrat governor? And Democrat super majorities in the state legislature? Of course, this bold editorial proposes no solutions - - it only “wishes the city good luck”, but there you go. The only surprise is that the authors didn’t somehow find a way to blame the Republicans.
I didn't make it to the bech often, mostly, I stayed here until I left in 1973.
They will attack eventually, if they think I have something they want. When the government stops the free handouts, they’ll find another way to get stuff without working.
Hence my armament stockpile ;)
How can this be true? As far as the media is concerned, the homeless magically disappeared with the election of Obama.
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