Louisville – The Metro Council’s Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will receive an update on the syringe exchange program operated by the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness on Thursday December 3rd.
Members will hear from the Interim Director of the department, Dr. Sarah Moyer. She will discuss how the program has operated since it began in June.
“As part of the approval for the syringe exchange, the Metro Council promised the community we would closely follow the effectiveness of the program. As Chair of both Public Safety and Intergovernmental Affairs, I wish to ensure any legislation enacted by the Council is helping to build a stronger and safer community. It is important we get accurate facts about how the program has been operating and further discuss with Dr. Moyer how to strengthen the exchange in the future,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25).
Louisville was the first city in Kentucky to move forward with a syringe exchange program after approval by the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly.
The Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will meet at 3:00pm in Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street.
All Council meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Time Warner Cable Channel 25. For UVERSE Subscribers, the meeting airs on Channel 99. You can also watch the meetings online by going to the Metro Council home page at http://louisvilleky.gov/