Local residents have begun complaining to officials about what they’re seeing at the corner of Church and 20th Streets, adjacent to a public park and public transit station. Approximately $15,000 was reportedly spent to construct a small, semi-circular wall, about waist high with a hole in the cement, intended for public urination. The location includes no roof and no door, so those using the facility are clearly visible from the sidewalk, passing trains, the park and nearby multi-story housing.
1450 Powell Street, 4th floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Ahead of the press conference, PJI is sending a letter to SF officials outlining legal concerns with the facility. Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, commented, “This is a new low even for San Francisco. It is also blatantly illegal. The City has not even attempted to comply with its own ordinances, much less state or federal law. We intend to hold them accountable. Public urination is bad enough; spending taxpayer money to promote it is indefensible.”
P.O. Box 276600 Sacramento, CA 95827-6600
Phone: (916) 857-6900, Fax: (916) 857-6902