Now the S.F. Examiner reports that nearly 1,000 homeless have been escorted to the bus depot and given free tickets out of town in the past nine months. The program costs $100 per homeless person who leaves town, not counting the time of the police who escort the bus patrons on their way. Really cost effective.
I estimate that we had 5,000 homeless a year ago, now we have 3,000. The bus escort service (Greyhound therapy) accounts for half of the disappeared, the social service harassment constitutes the rest.
The social service harassment consists of nine social workers who keep offering help to the homeless, day after day. The woman with a flag and dolls across the street from City Hall has finally left after six months of social service harassment ("Please let us help you.")