San Francisco’s street filth situation could see the California city cited by Trump administration

The public image of the city of San Francisco has taken a massive hit as of late, and now the Trump administration is looking to prod local officials into action.

When we thought of San Fran a decade or so ago, we would envision a cheery city on a hill.  The Golden Gate Bridge would come to mind, along with the steep streets we saw in movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and television shows such as Full House.  Our view of San Francisco, at least in the popular culture, was a happy-go-lucky place – close enough to Hollywood to be interesting, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles to feel removed from the grit.

But all that has changed as the city’s liberal lawmakers have repeatedly refused to address issues of rampant homelessness and all the trappings that come along with that issue.  The streets are very literally covered in human feces, used needles, and other unsavory souvenirs of a government gone wrong.

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Now, the Trump administration is looking to do something about it.

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President Trump ratcheted up his attacks on California over its homeless crisis, threatening San Francisco with some type of violation notice for what he described as environmental pollution.

He said “tremendous pollution” was flowing into the ocean because of waste in storm sewers, specifically citing used needles. It was unclear what Trump was referring to, and there was not clarification about what rules San Francisco supposedly violated.

Trump’s words were stern.

“It’s a terrible situation — that’s in Los Angeles and in San Francisco,” Trump said, according to a pool report from Air Force One. “And we’re going to be giving San Francisco — they’re in total violation — we’re going to be giving them a notice very soon.”

He added: “EPA is going to be putting out a notice. They’re in serious violation. … They have to clean it up. We can’t have our cities going to hell.”

The President would go on to say that he was considering creating a homelessness task force to combat the issue, possibly on a national scale.

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