San Francisco Billboards

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NPR's John McChesney reports the hotel industry in San Francisco is launching an aggressive billboard campaign. Signs like, "Today we rode a cable car, visited Alcatraz, and supported a drug habit," are designed to discourage tourists from giving money to panhandlers. Homeless advocates say the hotel industry isn't as concerned about cutting off cash to the drug trade as it is about preserving tourism, and getting the homeless out of downtown.



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