Assess the various impacts (economic, public health, social, public safety, etc.) of the opioid epidemic on the City and citizens of Jacksonville; research examples of promising responses to the epidemic in other cities and counties; invite broad input from the community about the issues and problems posed by the epidemic; make a report to the City Council on the committee’s findings with programmatic and funding proposals, if warranted; and oversee the progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the recently-approved opioid epidemic pilot project.

Committee Members

Bill Gulliford - Chair

Greg Anderson
Reggie Gaffney
Tommy Hazouri
Jim Love
Scott Wilson

Committee Staff

Office of the City Council
117 W. Duval St., Suite 430
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone:  (904) 630-1404
FAX: (904) 630-1342

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Meeting Information

Meetings as Noticed 
City Hall - St. James Building
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, FL  32202

Documents




 

Archived Meetings

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November 14, 2017

Special Committee on the Opioid Epidemic
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Handouts | Sign-In Sheet | 

 

October 10, 2017

Special Committee on the Opioid Epidemic
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Handouts | Sign-In Sheet | 



September 7, 2017

Special Committee on the Opioid Epidemic
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Cancellation Notice  



August 10, 2017

Council Member Public Meeting - Opioid Awareness & Recovery
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Handout | Sign-in Sheet | Video

 

August 3, 2017

Council Member Public Meeting - Opioid Epidemic Litigation
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | CM Gulliford Letter | Flyer from Robbins Geller LLP | Minutes | Sign-In Sheet | Video

 

May 3, 2017

Duval County Community Opioid Workshop - State DCF, DOH, and FDLE (as Directed by Gov. Scott)
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Video

 

April 3, 2017

Council Member Public Meeting - Opioid Epidemic Solutions
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Sign-In Sheet | 

 

March 9, 2017

Council Member Public Meeting - Opioid Epidemic
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Handouts | White Paper |Sign-In Sheet | 

 

Legislation

2017-299-A 
Adopted
4/25/2017
RESO Urging Gov Rick Scott to declare Opioid Epidemic a State Public Emerg; Directing Distribution of this Reso. (Hampsey) (Introduced by CM Gulliford & Co-Sponsored by C/M's Carter, Wilson, Dennis, Love, Newby & R. Gaffney)
2017-0426-E
Enacted
6/27/2017




 
ORD Approp $1,467,289 from Gen Fund/Gen Svc Dist Fund Balance to fund a 6-month Opioid Epidemic Pilot Prog with River Region Human Services, Inc; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2017-2018; Apv Scope of Svcs; Auth Agreemts & Documents to Implement the Prog, Sub to Review & Apv of Gen Counsel & Risk Mgmt Div; Designate Oversight by JFRD; Invoke Exception of 126.107(g) (Exemptions), Chapt 126 (Procuremt Code), Ord Code, for Direct Contract for Prog & Mgmt Svcs with River Region; Request 1-Cycle Emerg Apv. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Gulliford & Co-Sponsored by C/M's Hazouri, Wilson, Dennis & Love) Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/27/17
2017-0674-A
Adopted
10/24/2017


 
RESO Auth Gen Counsel to Investigate & Pursue Litigation re Prosecution of Claims against Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Distributors of Opioids & any other Parties & any other Associated Claims as Determined by Ofc of Gen Counsel & Auth Gen Counsel to Execute & Deliver, for & on Behalf of the City, Engagemt Agreemt(s) with Spec Counsel re City's Prosecution of said Claims. (Safi) (Introduced by CM Gulliford & Co-sponsored by CM's Love, Crescimbeni & Wilson)