Downtown Business Oppose Plans to Put Public Toilet On or Near OLD Courthouse Square

Published in The Press Democrat

The absence of a public restroom on Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square can pose a dilemma for parents with young kids struggling to hold it, as well as for homeless people who have nowhere else to go.

The Santa Rosa City Council is set to change that — much to the chagrin of downtown property and business owners who fear a restroom on the square would decrease the quality of life for tourists and locals alike. On Tuesday, the council will vote on authorizing the purchase of a specially designed permanent public restroom called a Portland Loo.

If approved, the pricey potty is to be located on or near the downtown square for 24/7 use and could be open for people to do their business within a year.

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