November 15 – With dignitaries from China arriving in San Francisco, CA, today for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, a mass clean up began earlier this week.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Joe Biden will be there.
The somewhat frantic touch-ups earlier included areas of the city that hadn’t been touched in a long while.
Sidewalks were resurfaced, plywood was placed over empty tree wells and even a park that had been dilapidated for many years was turned into a skate park with an outdoor café.
Graffiti was removed and new murals were created.
All this happened in literally days.
Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “It’s got to be appalling to the people that live there. You can do it. You proved to us you could do it. So stop with your nonsense about it’s complicated.”
Anthony Panasiewicz of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “One of the funniest tweets I saw about the whole thing was the fentanyl deal that is supposedly reached that Bloomberg was reporting on, somebody said she stepped down in San Francisco and within five minutes, you all already went now we went too far on this one. It’s just a bad look all around.”
Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “San Francisco had city workers out there with power washers cleaning up sidewalks, the whole block where this summit is going on because they did not want the dignitaries to truly see what was happening.”
There’s news media from all over the world covering the conference and a reporter from Czechoslovakia was robbed yesterday.
Barkdoll said, “He’s there covering the conference and he got mugged and robbed. I don’t think they’ve solved that crime. I do think it’s a great disservice. This reminds me, remember last year when Biden did that trip to the southern border and that town in Texas, they spent days getting all of the immigrants off the streets. They cleaned everything up and sanitized it to make it look like there was not a problem. I think these cities do a great disservice, like in San Francisco by doing this. I say let Biden, let all of these other world leaders see how bad things are. That might be the sort of thing that would prompt some discussion and action at these summits.”