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  Regular-Law & Justice Services   # 35.       
District Attorney  
Meeting Date: 10/12/2021  
Brief Title:    Presentation: Fentanyl is Killing our Citizens in Yolo
From: Jeff Reisig, District Attorney & Karen Larsen, Director, Health and Human Services Agency
Staff Contact: Wendy Wilcox, Executive Assistant, District Attorney's Office, x8356

Subject
Receive presentation on the fentanyl crisis in Yolo County and request consideration for American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding toward fentanyl awareness campaign. (No general fund impact) (Reisig/Larsen)
Recommended Action
Receive presentation on fentanyl crisis in Yolo County by Jeff Reisig, District Attorney & Karen Larsen, Health and Human Services Agency Director, and request consideration for ARP funding toward fentanyl awareness campaign.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Thriving Residents
Safe Communities

 
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
As stated in the Sacramento Bee recently, fentanyl is spreading death and misery throughout the greater Sacramento region. There has been a meteoric rise of people dying of fentanyl poisoning in Yolo County. People are unknowingly ingesting fentanyl, which is 100 times stronger than heroin and dying within seconds. COVID has exacerbated this epidemic. Yolo County needs to take action, similar to Sacramento, and initiate a public awareness campaign focusing on education and prevention.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
The DA and HHSA are working in collaboration in an effort to raise awareness.
Attachments
Att. A. Presentation

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Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Jeff Reisig Nikki Abaurrea 10/04/2021 10:10 AM
Eric Will Eric Will 10/04/2021 10:31 AM
Form Started By: Wendy Wilcox Started On: 09/30/2021 09:41 AM
Final Approval Date: 10/04/2021

    

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