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CC RESO 1371RESOLUTION NO. 1371 (2018) A RESOLUTION AFFIRIMING THE CITY OF BOTHELL'S COMMITMENT TO ENDING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC WHEREAS, the City of Bothell and Snohomish County is in the midst of a heroin and opioid epidemic; and WHEREAS, substance use disorder impacts individuals, families, and communities of all races, religions, countries or origin, economic statuses, and social classes; and WHEREAS, from 2012-2016, Snohomish County experienced 14.1% of all opioid -related deaths in Washington State and had the fourth highest rate of deaths per 100,000 population during that period; and WHEREAS, during a seven-day survey period in July 2017, lead agencies and governments throughout Snohomish County partnered to collect data and during that time, 37 overdoses were reported that appeared to involve opioids and three of the overdoes were fatal; and WHEREAS, multiple agencies and governments in Snohomish County have partnered to form the Opioid Response Multi -agency Coordination (MAC) Group; and WHEREAS, the City of Bothell is partnering on this multiagency effort to reduce the negative impacts opioids have to life, safety, quality of life, and health on our community; and WHEREAS, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers has directed the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management to activate the Snohomish County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and partially activate the Emergency Coordination Center to support this effort; WHEREAS, the City of Bothell is committed to supporting the Opioid Response Multi - agency Coordination (MAC) Group through our participation in the DEM Advisory Board and lending staff expertise to this work; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City of Bothell affirms their commitment to ending the opioid epidemic in Snohomish County through strong partnerships, coordination and collaboration and encourages all residents of the City of Bothell are encouraged to join in our efforts to reduce the negative impacts of heroin and other opioids are having on life, safety, quality of life, and health on our residents, businesses and visitors. PASSED this 16th Day of January, 2018 APPROVED: NDREW J. RHEAUME MAYOR ATT ST/AUTHENTICATED: 9v �� LAW A AT AWAY CITY CLLR FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK: January 4, 2016 PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL: January 16, 2018 RESOLUTION NO.: 1371 (2018)