CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:32 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:54 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Sarai Rivera |
|Councilor Michael T Gaffney |
|Councilor Philip P Palmieri |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Sarai Rivera
Councilor Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Philip P Palmieri
Councilor Gary Rosen|
|Also:||Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Michael Hirsch
Director of Public Health Derek Brindisi
Chief of Community Health Karyn Clark
Deputy Police Chief Edward McGinn
Dr. Philip Adamo, UMASS
BJ Wilson, Tobacco Control Director for the Mass. Municipal Association
Cheryl Sbarra, Senior Staff Attorney for Mass. Association of Health Boards
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk|
Communications of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication relative to Tobacco Policy Recommendations.
# 12.17E CM September 16, 2014
In Committee October 8, 2014 Held
1. Jo Hart, Worcester resident
2. William Breault, Worcester resident
The Committee, administration and speakers reviewed the ten points in the proposed amendments to the Tobacco Control Ordinance answering questions and providing clarification. The Director of Public Health suggested an amendment to point #6 (b) that a ban be implemented in public transportation waiting areas. The Committee concurred.
Request City Manager provide City Council with data regarding the price point at which packaged tobacco, especially flavored cigars, becomes a deterrent in youth-oriented sales.
Request City Manager provide City Council with data addressing the unhealthiness of e-cigarettes.
Transmitting informational communication relative to Opiate Cases and Heroin Use in the City of Worcester.
# 9.17A CM January 22, 2013
In Committee December 23, 2013 - Held
Transmitting informational communication relative to Prescription Drug Abuse and Opioid Overdose Prevention Efforts.
# 8.17D CM April 08, 2014
Transmitting informational communication relative to Opioid Overdose Prevention Plan & Recommendations.
# 11.17A CM December 16, 2014
Transmitting informational communication relative to the Status of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.
# 9.32B CM February 04, 2014
Transmitting informational communication relative to Substance Abuse Prevention Activities and Events.
# 12.17F CM September 16, 2014