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File #: 161061    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/22/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/18/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the creation of a City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force.
Sponsors: ALD. MURPHY, ALD. BOHL, ALD. RAINEY
Indexes: CITY-COUNTY HEROIN, OPIOID, AND COCAINE TASK FORCE
Attachments: 1. Literature Review Table Final, 2. ME Data Analysis Opioids_Final
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/27/20172 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/20171 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/20171 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/20171 COMMON COUNCIL RECONSIDERED

Minutes note: Ald. Stamper moved to suspend the rules for the purpose of making a motion not in writing. There were no objections. Ald. Stamper moved to amend the title of the Task Force to the City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force. There were no objections.
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/20172 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/6/20171 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Bohl co Sponsor Sarah Zarate - Intergovenrmental Relations Division (IRD)
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/5/20171 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/1/20160 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Murphy - Sponsor Ald. Bohl requested to be added as a Co-Sponsor
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/22/20160 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

 161061

Version

SUBSTITUTE 2

Reference

 

Sponsor

ALD. MURPHY, BOHL, RAINEY

Title

Substitute resolution relating to the creation of a City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force.

Analysis

This resolution creates a City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force to study the problem of rising prevalence of opioid, heroin, and synthetic analog and cocaine (in both powder and crack form) misuse and addiction in Milwaukee and to make evidence-based recommendations to reduce fatal and nonfatal overdose within the community. The Task Force will be comprised of, but not limited to, members of the Common Council, Health Department, Police Department, Fire Department, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Intergovernmental Relations, designees appointed by the County Executive, healthcare or hospital systems, Medical Society of Milwaukee County, medical professionals, community organizations, and the public. All City departments are directed to cooperate with and support the work of the Task Force. The Task Force shall be in existence for a minimum of six months from the effective date of the resolution, at which time strategies and outcomes will be fully evaluated by the Common Council and Mayor prior to renewing the Task Force charter. 

Body

Whereas, The misuse of opioids, heroin, and related synthetic analogs and cocaine (in both powder and crack form) has resulted in a significant and unmitigated risk to the public health and safety of the community; and

 

Whereas, Americans comprise 4.6% of the world’s population yet consume 80% of the global prescription opioids, as well as two-thirds of the world’s illegal drugs; and

 

Whereas, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has characterized prescription opioid use as a public health epidemic in the United States; and

 

Whereas, People who misuse prescription opioids may progress to use of heroin and other types of synthetic analogs; and

 

Whereas, “Opioid use disorder” is now recognized as a clinically valid chronic disease diagnosis requiring medical and behavioral therapy; and

 

Whereas, Opioid, heroin, and synthetic analog and cocaine (in both powder and crack form) use, addiction, and overdose are problems that affect an increasingly wide demographic of residents of the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County, including pregnant women and newborns; and

 

Whereas, According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, heroin-related overdose deaths in Milwaukee County comprised 90 percent of the 251 drug overdose deaths in 2015; and

 

Whereas, The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has announced that Milwaukee will be the second of four cities in the Midwest to take part in a pilot comprehensive diversion control law enforcement and prevention “360 Degree Strategy” to help cities dealing with the opioid misuse and heroin epidemic linked to violent crime; and

 

Whereas, The City of Milwaukee recognizes a need for taking a proactive and prevention-oriented approach to the assurance of public health and safety of the community; and

 

Whereas, Many residents of the City and County who misuse or suffer from addiction to opioids, heroin, and synthetic derivatives and cocaine (in both powder and crack form) are stigmatized from seeking treatment from medical providers; and 

 

Whereas, A City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force, if created, could develop and recommend meaningful evidence-based solutions to the growing problem of heroin, opioid, and cocaine misuse, addiction, and overdose; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that a City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force is created and shall consist of:

 

1.                     Two Common Council members appointed by the Common Council President.

2.                     The Commissioner of Health or the Commissioner’s designee.

3.                     The Milwaukee County District Attorney or the District Attorney’s designee.

4.                     One representative selected by the Milwaukee County Intergovernmental Cooperation Council.

5.                     One representative of the community appointed by the Mayor.

6.                     One representative of the medical profession appointed by the Mayor.

7.                     Four members to be appointed by the County Executive.

 

; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force is charged with investigating and making recommendations regarding ways to ensure long-term health and safety of City and County residents by reducing fatal and nonfatal overdose from misuse of opioids, heroin, and synthetic analogs and cocaine (in both powder and crack form) through data-driven public health prevention approaches; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the members of the City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force shall appoint the Chair; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force staff is to be provided by the Office of the City Clerk; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That all City departments are directed to support and cooperate with the work of the City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the findings and recommendations of the City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force shall address current challenges to public health and safety by those affected by heroin, opioid, and cocaine use; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force shall consider best practices from other communities as well as evidence-based scientific research when crafting its recommendations; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force shall provide quarterly reports to the Common Council and report its final findings and recommendations to the Common Council no later than seven months from the effective date of this resolution; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the final findings and recommendations will be fully evaluated by the Common Council and Mayor prior to renewing the Task Force charter. 

Requestor

 

Drafter

LRB167089-2

Tea Norfolk

1/18/2017