San Diego has a new restroom that cost the city two million dollars.
The restroom invokes Jonathan Livingston Seagul. It’s a new addition to the “front porch” for tourists and others arriving by bay.
But now that Hepatitis A has killed 20 people and made more than 500 others seriously ill, some are saying the money should have been spent on more downtown restrooms for the homeless.
The liver infection, Hepatitis A, is spread because of unsanitary conditions in which the growing homeless population live in a large encampment in downtown San Diego. Health officials fear that Hepatitis A and other diseases spreading in homeless encampments may spread to the outside population in San Diego and other cities.