Notice of Public Hearing – syringe service programs

City Colfax
Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held on September 27, 2023, beginning at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at Colfax City Hall, City Council Chambers, 33 S. Main Street, Colfax, California, at which the City Council will consider adopting ordinances, including an urgency ordinance and a regular ordinance, amending Colfax Municipal Code Title 8 by adding Chapter 8.34 to prohibit syringe service programs, as defined, from operating in the City of Colfax. Copies of the proposed ordinances may be inspected or obtained from the City Clerk at 33 South Main Street, Colfax, California. The City Council will consider adopting the urgency ordinance at the September 27, 2023, meeting, and the regular ordinance at its subsequent regular meeting presently scheduled for October 11, 2023.

Ordinance Summary

California law allows the State to permit certain syringe services programs, which include programs that act as a point of access to health education and care for people who inject drugs, where hypodermic needles and/or syringes are dispensed, or where used syringes are collected. Colfax does not currently regulate syringe services programs. The proposed ordinances, if adopted, will prohibit any such programs from operating within Colfax city limits.

Dated this 14th day of September , 2023

_cc Marguerite Bailey, City Clerk