Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to Recent Apparent Overdoses and Near Overdose

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 14, 2016
Contact:  Jennifer Kaulius
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Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to Recent Apparent Overdoses and Near Overdose

“The tragic news of the City’s second apparent heroin fatality in three weeks, in addition to a recent naloxone reversal by the Burlington Police Department, is further evidence of both the opiate challenge we face in our community and the urgent need to continue to expand our response.  I thank the City Council for their approval on Monday of the CommunityStat municipal effort to coordinate a regional approach to this terrible crisis and the many people who have contributed to the recent reductions of the Chittenden Country treatment waiting list and other newly-instituted strategies.  My thoughts are with the families and friends of the recent overdose victims.  These losses should strengthen the resolve of everyone involved in this fight to do even more to avoid future tragedies.”

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Press Release Date: 
04/14/2016
City Department: 
Mayor's Office