The Ballard News Tribune notes that St Lukes Episcopal Church in Ballard (area of Seattle) petition to keep portable toilet in Ballard Commons:
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, supported by the Ballard Chamber of Commerce, has started a petition to keep the Ballard Commons Honey Bucket past its takedown date, Oct. 11.
The petition reads:
“This honey bucket serves a critical public health function in downtown Ballard for all of us who visit and enjoy this heavily used urban park. The long term goal for downtown Ballard is to establish a permanent restroom for the general public in the Ballard Commons Park as is usual in other city parks. The current well serviced honey bucket is an important interim public facility for the community until the long term goal of building a permanent facility can be accomplished. … Many folks from across our community are depending on your good will and civic spirit so that they will have a healthy place to “go” in downtown Ballard that preserves both their dignity and the public health of the community.”