Taxpayers in Berkeley, California, just across the bay from San Francisco, footed the bill for 75 tons of trash that included human waste and drug paraphernalia to be removed from homeless camps.
The garbage was collected between September 2021 and March 2022 by Berkeley’s Homeless Response Team, according to the city’s 2023 and 2024 prospective budget.
Homelessness increased in the city 2021 amid the Covid-19 lockdown. The budget also said that homeless shelters were ‘still operating at…
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