edog is spot on. enough with the "nimby" all purpose defense.
its not there for any reason other than for the homeless folks - obviously people will be shooting up in there and who knows what else. how do i know that? well, thats what happens in all sketchy porta potties. whats a sketchy porta potty? one dropped in a park where drunks, drug dealers/addicts/ etc are known to frequent.
will they get rid of it, ever, or is this a wonderfully permenant situation? doesn't every church in ballard have some program going on? lastly, isn't this what the "urban rest stop" thing is for (whenever its finished)?