Jeff Trevethan, a man living homeless in San Diego, appeared before the City Council to comment on his personal difficulties with trying to remove human waste and animal feces that remain uncleaned in the streets of downtown.
According to Trevethan, he was threatened with arrest while picking up dog feces on April 10th at 5th and C streets. “I have a lot of time on my hands and I figure that’s a good way to use it. People don’t seem to want to pick it up themselves,” he said.
He also mentioned a problem on 2nd and A streets, behind the wall of a driveway for the Civic Center Plaza parking lot. “The homeless use that wall as their bathroom,” said Trevethan. “There’s multiple layers of feces out there.”
Trevethan says he has called Clean & Safe on “multiple” occasions to aid in his attempt to clean up the specific area, but claims that he still has to track them down and give them a bag of human waste.
“I would like to volunteer or help out without being threatened with arrest for picking up [waste at] the City.”