Friday, July 6, 2007

Old Town partiers have been holding it (or watering the shrubs)

The public restrooms in Old Town have been open for about a month, but, for at least a couple weeks, some bar hoppers have had to hold it -- or find an alternate restroom (which is often an alley or some landscaping). That's because there's been a glitch in the automatic locks that were set up to close the new public restrooms down at 2 a.m. (bar closing time) on Friday and Saturdays and at midnight Sunday to Thursday.

Dale Goter, the city's lobbyist and fill-in spokesman, assures us the restroom locks are being fixed and will soon have a telephone connection to City Hall so that security officers can lock and unlock the doors as needed.

(See The Hall Monitor's first potty post here.)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Close them at 2:30 am, so peeps can use them on the way to their cars, you fools. And get a cab stand in Old Town why you are at it.

Anonymous said...

It's alley - not ally.

Anonymous said...

Ho Hum...what time does the news start?

Anonymous said...

The smell of urine is overwhelming in San Francisco, Santa Cruz & San Jose, CA in there "Old Town" or tourist areas where they have only the option of going outside. It is disgusting. Having optional facilities is such a good idea especially if the area becomes more heavily visited.

Anonymous said...

Close them at 2:30 am, so peeps can use them on the way to their cars, you fools. And get a cab stand in Old Town why you are at it.

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Glad I'm not the only person that thinks this too.

tim said...

Closing the restrooms when bars are supposed to close may be a good idea, but did anyone stop to think that's probably when people really need to go to the restroom? How about close them at 3:00 every night, until start of business the next day?

Anonymous said...

Leave it to someone at the City who is in bed by 10:30 pm to decide what happens at 2:00 am.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather let someone who goes to bed at 10:30 to decide, instead of someone who poops in bushes!

Anonymous said...

People are proable so smashed at 2:00 that they wouldn't be able to find the restrooms any let alone have enough brains cells still firing to use them.

Anonymous said...

In addition, it's time to build some areas where Old Town residents can take their dogs to do their business.

I'm tired of walking past piles of dog dung on the sidewalks. Some of those pooches are so large it looks like a human had an accident.

Anonymous said...

Haven't we beat this horse to death?
Get onto something worthwhile.