The City of Chico should work with the County of Butte to halt the needle "exchange" currently being operated by the NVHRC. The "exchange" is not an exchange at all, but rather a needle giveaway. It is enabling drug addicted individuals to more easily continue their self-destructive lifestyle with no expectation of change or encouragement to seek rehabilitation. It is the opposite of compassionate. At the same time, the needles being discarded improperly are endangering the other 99% of the population and degrading the environment. Orange County has successfully banned needle "exchanges" in their county. The City of Chico and Butte County should work together to shut down this program.

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Peggy Jarolin about 1 month ago

Adopt and execute the strategy and process successfully employed by Orange County to shut down the needle "exchange" in the City of Chico and Butte County. NVHRC is grossly out of compliance with the rules by which they are chartered to operate this "exchange" on several levels, one of the most egregious being not picking up the discarded needles as REQUIRED. This is placing the job directly on the shoulders of our CPD officers who have to spend their time and effort to keep the public safe from the discarded and highly dangerous needles littering every inch of our city. Shut it down!

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Jennifer Johnson about 1 month ago

This program must be banned! Why are we allowing drug addicted homeless individuals to come and shoot up and dirty our city with their disease ridden dirty needles?! I no longer feel safe to take my kids to the park after seeing several needles in caper acres. Health and safety of our community and law abiding citizens must come first!

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Gary Viertell about 1 month ago

We need to halt the needle giveaway immediately. This is not an exchange. It’s a dangerous enabling device that is being used. Horrible for the addicts and horrible for non addicts as well.

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Erica Adams about 1 month ago

The whole needle distribution is nothing more than a way to enable practicing drug addicts. I support a complete ban on needle distribution.

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Daniel Bringolf about 1 month ago

This program needs to have more accountability. Until then, I will not support it.

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Logan McKiernan about 1 month ago

The needle program needs to go. Its attracting more transients and drug use in our community which brings more crime and trash. Chico is not the safe place it used to be. I've lived here my whole life and its completely changed upside down in the last few years.

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Eric Butler 28 days ago

Stop the needle exchange!. subscription merchants

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Ed Holohan at March 25, 2020 at 1:55pm PDT

We don't need any more homeless or drug people in Chico. Do DO NEED OUR ROADS REPAIRED

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Olivia Brooklyn at March 31, 2020 at 7:56am PDT
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John Maxon at April 04, 2020 at 9:31am PDT

It is encouraging bad behavior and this really needs to be changed

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