The issue of bums, panhandlers and other assorted dross accosting and pestering taxpaying citizens on what is considered the street where most downtown workers walk, has been covered plenty of times in this forum. I'd like to see the installation of a newer and more aggressive SGR Cop, one with the full backing of the downtown merchants and support from the Mayor and Council. He/She should be given sufficient resources, paddy wagon (apologies to the Irish), tazer and a vicious but well trained dog.
It's long past due that this lovely thoroughfare is cleansed of the professional parasites and taxpayers are allowed to walk in peace and not be accosted by the untermensch. —Basil Fawlty