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Someone's Gotta Do It

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.”

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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.”

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This is really interesting. While riding my bike with a friend today, we went down the OB bike path and to the Rose Canyon bike path. She wondered aloud why the homeless could not be recruited to do some weed clearing and clean up of the area, since they frequent these areas for living arrangements during the spring and summer months (due to the closure of the winter facility downtown). I thought it was a great idea. These guys have never bothered me all the years I have traveled these paths. It's horrible to read that they could be arrested for trying to contribute to society. Because, like it or not, they are a big part of society. Why do we continue to treat homelessness as a crime? This really pisses me off. Every single one of us is a "there but for the grace of god" case, and to not just deny someone but threaten them with arrest, regardless of how you view their personal status, a job as BAD as picking up human feces to keep them in their place is a disgrace to humanity that I cannot put into further words.

April 22, 2010

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