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File #: R-18-39   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 5/21/2018 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/6/2018
Enactment date: 8/24/2018 Enactment #: R-2018-046
Title: Affirming The City Council's Support Of Pursuing Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers And Distributors For The Opioid Drug Abuse Crisis In Albuquerque Fueled By Their Improper Promotion And Over-Supply Of Those Drugs (Pe?a, Davis)
Attachments: 1. R-39, 2. R-39Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
8/24/2018 City Clerk Published  Action details
8/20/2018 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
8/14/2018 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
8/6/2018 City Council PassedPass Action details
6/18/2018 City Council Accepted with a recommendation Do Pass, As Amended  Action details
6/11/2018 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as AmendedPass Action details
6/11/2018 Finance & Government Operations Committee AmendedPass Action details
5/21/2018 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
5/21/2018 President Referred  Action details

CITY of ALBUQUERQUE

TWENTY-THIRD COUNCIL

 

 

COUNCIL BILL NO.        R-18-39                ENACTMENT NO.   ________________________

 

SPONSORED BY:  Klarissa J. Peña and Patrick Davis

 

RESOLUTION

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Affirming The City Council’s Support Of Pursuing Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers And Distributors For The Opioid Drug Abuse Crisis In Albuquerque Fueled By Their Improper Promotion And Over-Supply Of Those Drugs (Peña, Davis)

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AFFIRMING THE CITY COUNCIL’S SUPPORT OF PURSUING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST OPIOID MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE OPIOID DRUG ABUSE CRISIS IN ALBUQUERQUE FUELED BY THEIR IMPROPER PROMOTION AND OVER-SUPPLY OF THOSE DRUGS.

                     WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Albuquerque recognizes the epidemic of opioid drugs in the City; and

                     WHEREAS, it is clear from publicly available information that there exists in Albuquerque an epidemic of opioid drug abuse created and/or fueled by misconduct of opioid manufacturers and distributors in their improper promotion and over-supply of those drugs, thus creating a public nuisance within the community; and

                     WHEREAS, the City is empowered by law to seek recompense for its expenditures to combat the violations of law by the opioid manufactures and distributors; and

                     WHEREAS, the City Council agrees that legal action should be taken against the opioid manufacturers and distributors responsible for the opioid epidemic and crisis.                     

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:

                     The City Council supports and encourages initiating litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors for the prosecution of all claims and causes of action relating to the opioid drug abuse crisis fueled by misconduct of opioid manufacturers and distributors due to their improper promotion and over-supply of those drugs, and directs the Administration of the City of Albuquerque to procure or otherwise select legal representation to pursue an action on behalf of the City related to these matters as soon as practicable.