The City of Santa Ana has sent a letter to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) strenuously opposing an application by the Harm Reduction Institute to provide delivery and pick-up of syringes in Santa Ana. Read the City’s letter here.
The City of Santa Ana is deeply concerned about the potential public health and safety impacts this program for drug users could have on our community. Past needle exchange programs have resulted in used hypodermic needles and syringes being left in public areas and not being properly collected or accounted for by the provider.
CDPH is accepting public comments about this proposed syringe program until 11:59 p.m. on May 26, 2023. The public comment form is available here.
You can read more about the proposal on the CDPH website.