I moved to the Mission District almost three years ago from Denver. Before that, I lived in Colorado Springs and before that, I lived in L.A. Among the three cities I’ve lived in, San Francisco, by far, is the trashiest. Growing up in L.A. in the 70s was pretty demoralizing: there was a lot of trash. However, there was an initiative that grew up in that decade and it was Woodsy the Owl’s PSA program, “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute.” Gotta say, the USDA had something there.
Here’s a YouTube link on Vandalism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf3BQa3Jyck&NR=1