San Francisco is so dirty
I think our fair city is filthy dirty. Look around. Trash on our sidewalks that neither residents nor businesses feel responsible for, trash by our bus stops left by passengers or homeless that take shelter in them, overflowing city trash cans on corners (with no recycling efforts at most), trash all over when the recycling bandits go through your recycling and trash bins, trash all over our highways and on-ramps -- WHAT GIVES?? Forget investing in the green effort for now -- I'd like to see someone at the city level impose fines to keep the city Cleaner, and the Greener will follow. Fines for those who allow trash and filth to proliferate, fines for Caltrans for not cleaning up all the trash on the side of the road choking any attempt at greenery or nature, fines for all residents and business owners who allow graffiti to remain on their walls and trash in front of their businesses and home - fine them all. You say the city is too broke to clean it up themselves? Get people involved - make the do it, or fine them until they do, or bill them if the city has to do it. Crime will go down when it looks like someone is home, it watching, and cares. In the end, we'll live cleaner, greener, attract more tourist dollars, have money to improve our transportation and have money to keep crime down for us and for all. The Broken Window theory -- we are all responsible for allowing our city leaders to ignore it.