Homeless people & advocates to Berkeley city government: Do your jobs and pick up the garbage!

One complaint that is often leveled against the homeless is that they leave trash all over. But imagine how your building might look, not to mention potential health and sanitation issues, if there were no garbage service, i.e. if no one came by once a week to collect and take away your trash. And worse, if other people frequently came and dumped trash on your doorstep.

  This is essentially the situation being faced by some homeless people living near University Avenue and Highway 80 in Berkeley, as discussed in the message below. I don't know how the Berkeley City Council meeting went tonight, but if nothing else the airing of the issue may at least help raise awareness that when there is lots of trash around a homeless encampment, it isn't necessarily the fault of the people living there.

Love & Liberty,

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