Baltimore City Council
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 19-0133R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Agency Responses to Opioid Epidemic
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 2/4/2019 In control: Budget and Appropriations Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Agency Responses to Opioid Epidemic For the purpose of requesting an informational hearing with all the governmental agencies responding to the opioid epidemic in Baltimore City, including the Health Department, the Mayor’s Office, the Fire Department, and the Baltimore Police Department, so that these agencies can update the Baltimore City Council regarding their response to the epidemic.
Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., President Young, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Zeke Cohen, Eric T. Costello, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, Brandon M. Scott, Sharon Green Middleton, Edward Reisinger, Mary Pat Clarke
Indexes: Agency, Informational Hearing, Opioid Epidemic , Response
Attachments: 1. 19-0133R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
DLR Draft I 26Dec18 DLR Draft I 26Dec18
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes and President Young


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
title
Informational Hearing - Agency Responses to Opioid Epidemic
For the purpose of requesting an informational hearing with all the governmental agencies responding to the opioid epidemic in Baltimore City, including the Health Department, the Mayor’s Office, the Fire Department, and the Baltimore Police Department, so that these agencies can update the Baltimore City Council regarding their response to the epidemic.
body

Recitals

The opioid epidemic has hit Baltimore City hard. In the first half of 2018, 483 Baltimore residents died from overdoses, more than in any other Maryland jurisdiction and a 22% increase in deaths from the first half of 2017. A variety of Baltimore City agencies, including the Health Department, the Mayor’s Office, the Fire Department, as well as the Baltimore Police Department have worked hard to end the epidemic in the City. With the beginning of a new year, it is important that the agencies share with the Council how they have been working to end the epidemic and what they plan to do during 2019 to achieve this goal. The agencies should outline what steps they will take to fight the epidemic this year, and should be ready to answer questions regarding their plans.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Baltimore, That the Baltimor...

Click here for full text