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As has been discussed many times, some of the homeless have a tendency to drop trou in public anywhere the “mood” strikes. But never fear, dear citizens! The Portland City Council is on it! They’re going to put up specially decorated honey buckets in problem areas. And hire homeless people as “Public Space Managers” to tend to them.
Let’s see, they’re going to deploy six honey buckets. $615K of the amount will be for salaries of those Public Space Managers. So, I guess each honey bucket requires a full-time attendant worth approx $102K annually? Oh, and the city isn’t even going to get their hands dirty in this project – they’re just going to turn the money over to a “social service organization.”
In 2016, the city paid $216,000 to buy a 2,400 square foot bungalow with bathrooms, showers and a laundry facility for homeless people, but it was never put to use. The city sold it at auction last year for $45,000 – a $171,000 loss – according to the bill of sale, provided to The Oregonian/OregonLive in response to a public records request.
But the mayor assures everyone that these new honey buckets won’t be sold! “We will not be auctioning these off – we will be using them!” Sure you will, Mr. Mayor, sure you will.
And don’t get me started on the idiotic “famed Portland airport carpet.”