Federal Way latest to say 'no' to safe injection sites

KING 5

The Federal Way City Council voted Tuesday to ban safe injection sites for drug users, shunning a proposal by King County.

King County wants to create two “Community Health Engagement Locations” or CHELs – one in Seattle and one in another part of the county -- staffed with medical professionals who would help prevent overdose deaths. The county says it does not have a short list of locations, only that the sites would be in areas where there is a high amount of public drug use.

Federal Way is now the third city to take a preemptive "no" vote, following Bellevue and Auburn.
 

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