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Ukiah City Council directs opioid funds towards infrastructure

A pale pink L-shaped building with the words Ukiah Civic Center above an arched entryway.
Ukiah Civic Center.

The Ukiah City Council voted unanimously to accept a staff recommendation to distribute opioid settlement funds “toward the development and enhancement of substance abuse treatment facilities within city limits,” according to a report prepared by Deputy City Manager Shannon Riley.

The city is slated to receive a little under half a million dollars in opioid settlement funds for the next 18 years, which comes out to about $27,000 annually. Mendocino County has the highest rate of overdose deaths per capita in the state, and there is a heavy concentration of substance disorder services in the city of Ukiah.

Riley briefed the council.


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Sarah Reith came to Mendocino County in 2008 and worked as a reporter and freelancer, joining KZYX as a community news reporter in 2017. She became the KZYX News Director in March, 2023.