An Avera spokesman said employees are not allowed to smoke on any Avera-owned property, whether it’s the main campus or other properties it owns in the neighborhood.
â€œOur policy hasn’t changed but we can’t afford to have somebody sit there and patrol it all the time,â€ said Jay Gravolt, Avera’s director of public relations.
BAHAHAHAHA! But the hospital can afford to give thousands of dollars a month out in FREE meals to PUBLIC employees (SFPD) who park directly in front of the property involved (to go feed their faces on sick and dying people’s money). In between loading their bullet proof vests with multiple cartons of milk and feeding their faces on the private health dime, because apparently the city pays them so poorly they can’t afford a sandwich or the brown bag to put it in.
Can’t afford to patrol it? Maybe give a couple of extra monster cookies to the piggies and ask them to go over and ‘butt’ these people away.
Gravolt said hospital security and administrators often give verbal warnings when they see people smoking on Avera property, but they can’t police public sidewalks.
“We can’t control the right of way,” he said.
But the SFPD can, and littering on public property is a crime.