SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento City Council has approved a six-month public restroom pilot program meant to counteract reports of human waste left outside businesses.
The plan would have a paid attendant be responsible for cleaning up and stocking supplies to a portable toilet for up to 10 hours a day. The toilets will be stored in the evening.READ MORE: Getting Answers: Who can penalize you for not getting vaccinated? Stimulus Check Latest: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
The units cost about $16,000 apiece, not including the cost of the attendant.MORE NEWS: 'He Gives Me Everything To Be': Therapy Dog For Woman In Wheelchair Now Needs Wheelchair Of His Own
CBS13 spoke to businessman Bruce Booher last month when the idea was being floated, and he said he was tired of inviting customers to his business and forcing them to walk through human waste. He said his businesses on north C Street in Sacramento are targeted as toilets by the homeless community.