In an effort to "help establish a more comprehensive accounting of the extent of homelessness in San Francisco," Mayor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco's City’s Human Services Agency (HSA) announced plans to conduct the bi-annual homeless count on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. Fun! It will go down from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.and involve hundreds of volunteers who spread across San Francisco and calculate the amount hobos, happy wanders, extreme nature lovers, and housing-free folks living on the streets and in the parks of SF.

"Having an accurate count of our homeless community is essential in determining the effectiveness of our homeless outreach efforts," said Mayor Newsom, who is currently sexing it up in Washington DC. "We’ve got a long way to go toward ending chronic homelessness in San Francisco, but this count will help us to continue in the right direction."

Continue in the right direction. Whatever does he mean by that?

Anyway, if you would like to volunteer in this odd count, please contact [email protected] or call 415-558-2346.