Re: Palo Alto, CA votes to install public pay-tiolets downtown FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Sat, 9 May 1998 14:40:04 -0700 (PDT)


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>>     WHEN NATURE CALLS, PALO ALTO MAY HAVE AN ANSWER
>>       But they are coin-operated, self-cleaning and designed to be
>>accessible to the disabled. They're also open 24 hours a day.

>Bonnie Briggs
>Hi gang,
>  This is a great idea. I've seen pay toilets during my travels to the
>States. this will certainly aid the situation for tourists and parents
>with kids. However, I have one small question. What happens if the
>homeless person needs to use it, but doesn't have the money? Will they
>be forced to squirm under the door? If a homeless person can't afford a
>cup of coffee, they will certainly not be able to afford to pay for a
>toilet. Just a thought.
>Bonnie

Perhaps there could be free tokens for homeless people, or staffed
facilities where the worker's key can open toilets for the homeless.  If
the tiolets cost a quarter, most street people I know could find a way to
get it.--Tom



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