While King County may be considering opening heroin injection sites, the Bellevue City Council has enacted a permanent ban on locating any of these facilities in Bellevue. We stand behind that ban as the data behind such facilities clearly highlight that they are not the answer to helping addicts transition to a clean, productive life. Rather than encouraging heroin use by creating facilities in which to legally inject the drug, people need better access to heroin treatments that work.
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The Bellevue City Council unanimously voted to permanently ban safe injection sites for illegal drugs at a council meeting Monday. Ordinance No. 6376, the permanent measure, amends Bellevue’s land use code to impose a prohibition on the sites, locations or other uses or activities designed to provide a location for people to consume illicit drugs intravenously or by other means, throughout the city.