San Francisco's new homeless strategy:Leaving's now a lot easier for S.F.'s homeless
Mayor Frank Rizzo in Philadelphia tried something similar in the 70s. He had the police quietly round up the homeless (Rizzo called them bums), take them to the bus station, and gave them one way tickets to Pittsburgh. There wasn't much of an outcry in either cities, though people in Pittsburg started wondering why a lot of guys asking for quarters sounded like they were out from Philly.