Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said San Francisco values were what she and her party were about. In a video that was posted and since removed from YouTube, she said the following to campaign volunteers in 2018:
“I don’t mind when they say things about me like I’m a liberal, I like that, I like that. But when they say San Francisco liberal, as if to make it sound like it’s something negative, them’s fighting words. Don’t attack my city. Don’t attack my city,” she said. “But San Francisco values, that’s what we’re about.”“Nancy Pelosi’s closing message: ‘San Francisco values, that’s what we’re about'”
Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, November 5, 2018
Now there is some more insight into where those values lead. And it is certainly not where we should lead a nation. According to a headline in the San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco — where drug addicts outnumber high school studentsPhil Matier, January 30, 2019
Yes, you read that correctly. According to the article, the number of injection drug users in the city has increased since the last assessment in 2012.
There are about 24,500 injection drug users in San Francisco — that’s about 8,500 more people than the nearly 16,000 students enrolled in San Francisco Unified School District’s 15 high schools and illustrates the scope of the problem on the city’s streets.Phil Matier, January 30, 2019
Problems with drug use in public have been highlighted with stories about people injecting at BART stations in the city and needles being left in public places.
The city’s clean needle program, which is intended to reduce disease transmission among drug users, gave out 5.8 million needles last year. That is an increase of nearly half a million from the year before.
The Chronicle also reports that the city has spent $1.8 million cleaning these needles up from public places. It is so bad that it was an issue in the last mayoral race.
The city “thinks” the problem is getting better. One clean up area saw a decrease of 27 needles during a recent cleaning. So there were only 123 found in the restrooms at Victoria Manalo Draves Park in 2018. Just 123. However, calls regarding discarded needles have risen nearly a third
The city is also where the SnapCrap app was born. It allows users to report piles of human feces to a municipal team whose job it is to clean it up.
Issues like these have been partly to blame for disease outbreaks in San Diego and Los Angeles. Thyphus, the disease plaguing Los Angeles is flea-borne and was common in the Middle Ages. Its reach has extended outside the homeless population. San Diego saw an outbreak of Hepatitis A, a fecal-borne disease.
California and it’s major cities are run exclusively by Democrats. Democrats promise Utopia. I bet you wouldn’t have guessed Utopia had such a basic sanitation problem.