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Opposing Safe Injection Sites
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RESOLUTION NO. 5 3 0 6 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF AUBURN, WASHINGTON, OPPOSING THE <br /> SITING OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE INJECTION <br /> � FACILITIES WITHIN AUBURN CITY LIMITS <br /> WHEREAS, addiction to heroin and other illegal drugs deteriorates <br /> individual and community quality of life, fosters criminal activity, increases <br /> mortality, and burdens taxpayer funded serVices like police, hospitals, and schools; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the King County Board of Health adopted Resolution No. 17- <br /> 01 endorsing the Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force Final <br /> Report and Recommendations calling on local and state actors to implement the <br /> public health policies outlined in the report, ineluding the establishment of at least <br /> two pilot community health engagement locations (CHELs); and <br /> WHEREAS, there is not currently evidence that GHELs reduce drug <br /> addiction rates within the communities where they are located; and <br /> WHEREAS, CHELs attract additional criminal activity, such as drug <br /> trafficking, burglary, and theft; and <br /> WHEREAS, King County Public Health data indicates that south King <br /> County, including the City of Auburn, is home to larger populations of vulnerable <br /> community members that may be especially harmed by the siting of a CHEL within <br /> the City of Auburn; and <br /> WHEREAS, resources for drug addiction treatment are already available <br /> within the City of Auburn and surrounding communities; and <br /> Resolution No. 5306 <br /> July 18, 2017 <br /> Page 1 of 3 <br />
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