Heroin Injection Sites: A Recap of this past week

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Council Votes to Put Competing Measure to I-27 on Ballot – I Voted No

A recap of Monday's decision to put an alternative to I-27 on the February Ballot. 

I do not support the use of tax payer funds for heroin injection sites in King County.

On Monday, while we as a Council awaited a court ruling on the validity of Initiative 27 (I-27), a ballot measure focused on banning heroin injections sites, the council deliberated on an alternative measure to place on the February ballot. 

While the court ruled that I-27 was invalid, supporters of I-27 will most likely be appeal. 

The approved alternative measure to I-27 would be placed on the ballot if I-27 is placed on the ballot following a successful appeal. In theory, voters would either approve the alternative, and thus vote to support implementing heroin injection sites, or approve I-27 and ban heroin injection locations in unincorporated areas.

The measure to put an alternative to I-27 on the ballot passed 5 to 4

I voted against it.

I support funding proven treatment methods we already have and exploring new ways to support prevention like the new Valley Cities facility King County helped support that helps those in detox get into treatment. 

As always, please get in touch to share your comments, questions, and concerns. I can be reached at Reagan.Dunn@kingcounty.gov or (206) 477-1009.

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