A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Supporting and Participating in the National Pharmaceutical Drug Take-Back Day on September 25, 2010. City Manager/ Police Chief.
CITY OF HOMER
City Manager/Police Chief
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, SUPPORTING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2010.
WHEREAS, Unused drugs pose a significant public health and safety hazard when these medications are accidentally or illegally consumed; and
WHEREAS, Law enforcement agencies throughout the United States are taking a proactive role in eliminating unwanted and unused pharmaceutical drugs from our communities; and
WHEREAS, The Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring a National Pharmaceutical Drug Take-Back Day on September 25, 2010; and
WHEREAS, The Homer Police Department will participate in National Pharmaceutical Drug Take-Back Day by offering a local collection site; and
WHEREAS, The collection site will provide the public with an effective means to dispose of unused pharmaceutical controlled substances to protect the safety and welfare of the American people by preventing the diversion of such drugs into either licit or illicit channels for the purpose of abuse or profit, and developing drug disposal methods that help prevent contamination of the nation's water supplies; and
WHEREAS, The community is invited to participate in this one day event by disposing of their unwanted and unused pharmaceutical drugs at the collection site.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Homer, Alaska, offers support and participation in the National Pharmaceutical Drug Take-Back Day on September 25, 2010.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of Homer, Alaska, this 23rd day of August, 2010.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: N/A