About San Francisco’s Human Waste Issue
Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of OpenTheBooks.com, sits down with Brother Craig and examines San Francisco’s human waste issue.
Adam writes in his Forbes online column that San Francisco hosts an estimated homeless population of 7,500 people. Since 2011, there have been at least 118,352 reported instances of human fecal matter on city streets. New mayor, London Breed, won election by promising to clean things up. However, conditions are the same or worse. Last year, the number of reports spiked to an all-time high at 28,084. In first quarter 2019, the pace continued with 6,676 instances of human waste in the public way.
Adam explains that although San Francisco has been known as a world-class city, with a tourist mecca that boasts 25 million visitors each year, the state of the city is truly decaying.
San Francisco is home to progressive politicians, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Governor Gavin Newsom, and U.S. Senator (and presidential hopeful) Kamala Harris.
But the city is in trouble. Today, San Francisco hosts an estimated homeless population of 7,500 people. Affluent sections of the city are now dangerous with open-air drug use, tens of thousands of discarded needles, and, horrifically, human feces.
About Adam Andrzejewski (Angie-eff-ski)
Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski) is the CEO & Founder of OpenTheBooks.com, one of the largest private databases of government spending in the world. Their mission: “Every Dime, Online, In Real Time.” Open The Books has captured 5 billion public-sector transactions including 22 million public employee salary and pension records. Adam has spoken on big data journalism at Harvard Law School; Georgetown Law School; and the Columbia School of Journalism. His work has been featured at major national news platforms such as C-SPAN; Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight; USA Today; The Wall Street Journal; Chicago Tribune; Forbes Magazine; The Boston Globe; Washington Post; FOX News; CBS News; CNN; Real Clear Politics; and The Hill. Adam is the author of Operation Drain the Swamp, and his Forbes online column has over 3 million page views.