Help protect Snohomish County: Support Ordinance #24-011 today

Help protect Snohomish County: Support Ordinance #24-011 today

Ordinance #24-011, mandating environmental testing for toxic drugs in county-owned homeless housing, is a crucial step toward ensuring the safety and well-being of residents, visitors and staff. The closure of multiple, county-owned facilities due to meth and fentanyl contamination serves as a stark warning of the risks posed by drug contamination. By implementing regular testing, Snohomish County can proactively identify and mitigate these dangers, preventing further harm and protecting taxpayer investments in housing for the homeless.

Councilmember Nate Nehring’s proposal offers a balanced approach by focusing on environmental testing, which addresses safety concerns without infringing on individual privacy. This is a commonsense measure aimed at safeguarding the health and well-being of vulnerable residents.

As concerned citizens, it is imperative that we advocate for the passage of Ordinance #24-011 in advance of their meeting at 9AM Wednesday, May 1. Here’s what you can do:

Or you can:

  • 📞 Call the council: 425-388-3494 (same for all CM’s)
  • 🗓️ Attend in-person: Wednesday, May 1 at 9 AM
  • 📍Jackson Board Room – 8th Floor, Robert J. Drewel Building.
  • 💻 Attend virtually: If you can’t attend in person, the link to the Zoom webinar is here.

Drug contamination in homeless housing is not just a theoretical concern—it has real, tangible consequences for the individuals living in these government-funded facilities. We must prioritize their safety and work toward solutions that promote a healthier, safer environment for all.

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