Tag Archives: Needle Exchange

In Support Of Anaheim’s Ban On Needle Exchange Programs

  The next Anaheim City Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27th. The meeting usually begins at 5:00 pm at City Hall (200 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805).  The meeting will include a public hearing to determine if the emergency ordinance banning the establishment of needle exchange programs within the city should be extended. City Staff is recommending ...

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Trevor O’Neil: Needle Exchanges Feed Drug Problem Instead of Treating It

Following are remarks given by District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil at last week’s press conference with state Senator John Moorlach introducing the senator’s SB 689: Since California allowed easier needle access in 2015, Anaheim has had to deal with tens of thousands of needles strewn about our streets, parks, and public places.  Last year when we cleared the homeless encampments ...

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Moorlach Bill Would Empower Cities To Block Needle Exchange Programs; O’Neil Seeks City Council Support

Last week, Senator John Moorlach held a press conference with elected officials from Anaheim, Orange and Costa Mesa, as well as OC District Attorney Todd Spitzer, to announce he is introducing legislation to bar needle exchanges from operating in a city without permission from that city. The legislation, Senate Bill 689, is in response to a controversy that erupted last ...

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