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File #: REPORT 18-0199    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 3/19/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/27/2018 Final action:
Title: PROPOSED ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION SUPPORTING SAFE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS (Police Chief Sharon Papa)
Attachments: 1. 1. Proposed Resolution, 2. 2. LA County Public Opinion Survey, 3. 3. SBC3 Public Opinion Survey 2016, 4. 4. 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 5. 5. LA County Santitation District "No Drugs Down the Drain"

Honorable Mayor and Members of the Hermosa Beach City Council                                                                         Regular Meeting of March 27, 2018

Title

PROPOSED ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION SUPPORTING

SAFE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

(Police Chief Sharon Papa)

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Recommended Action:

Recommendation

It is recommended that City Council adopt the attached Resolution supporting Behavioral Health Service’s request to support the Drug Enforcement Agency’s bi-annual national prescription drug take back events and the availability and use of the City’s prescription drug drop-box.

 

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Background

Staff from the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is requesting that the Hermosa Beach City Council pass a resolution in support of the safe storage and disposal of expired or unused Rx-prescription drugs. BHS is part of the South Bay Communities Creating Change Coalition under the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The coalition of LA County prevention providers is requesting that Hermosa Beach and other Service Planning Area (SPA 8) cities pass a resolution to voice support for the safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs to protect our youth. BHS has appeared before the Council on many occasions, discussing their collaboration with the Hermosa Beach Police Department and the DEA to encourage residents to drop off their unused and expired prescription drugs at the bi-annual prescription drug take back events in Hermosa Beach.

 

More specifically, the Resolution will express support for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s bi-annual national prescription drug take back events and the availability and use of City’s prescription drug drop-box. Safe disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs, including controlled substances such as opioid pain relievers, reduces the risk of nonmedical use that might lead to prescription drug and/or substance misuse.

 

Hermosa Beach Police Department staff supports this effort and recommends that Council support the Resolution. BHS will hold a press conference on April 26 to acknowledge all of the SPA 8 cities who have approved Resolutions.

 

Fiscal Implications

None

 

Attachments

1.                     Proposed resolution

2.                     LA County Public Opinion Survey

3.                     SBC3 Public Opinion Survey 2016

4.                     2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

5.                     LA County Sanitation District “No Drugs Down the Drain”

 

 

Respectfully Submitted by: Milton McKinnon, Police Captain

Concur: Sharon Papa, Police Chief

Noted for Fiscal Impact: Viki Copeland, Finance Director

Legal Review: Mike Jenkins, City Attorney

Approved: John Jalili, Interim City Manager