May 2019: Resolution in Support of AB 362 Giving Oakland the Discretion to Authorize Qualified Entities to Operate Overdose Prevention Programs

Publish Date: Aug, 20 2019

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On May 21, 2019, Council unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Councilmember Bas and Mayor Schaaf in support of AB 362, aimed to give Oakland the discretion to authorize qualified entities to operate overdose prevention programs in our City. These programs have been shown to significantly reduce infectious disease transmission, increase the likelihood that people initiate drug treatment, and reduce syringe litter and improve neighborhood safety. See full details on Resolution #87683.