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Add restrooms instead of fines


    The government needs to find ways to place public restrooms where the homeless, and the public at large, can access them and where they can be secured. The problem is especially acute in the Downtown-Chinatown area, where restrooms are almost entirely within private, commercial premises, most of which close relatively early.

Legislating civilized behavior has limited success, especially if the effort obscures a potentially more effective path to a solution. Read more

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