In its majestic equality,
the law forbids rich and poor alike
to sleep under bridges,
beg in the streets
and steal loaves of bread.
~ Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
The sarcastic tone of the above quote should not be overlooked. Still, it speaks volumes. Below is a photo I took recently in a public restroom. This law applies to all, rich and poor alike, although, I don't much know of any rich person in a situation where he'd have to wash his socks in a public restroom.
(I also have a problem with private ownership of public spaces. It doesn't seem legal somehow, but no body's fighting it.)