Grays Harbor County will be ending its involvement with the needle exchange program in 2019.
The County Commissioners voted 2-1 in favor of ending the county’s involvement with the program on June 30th of next year.
Commissioner Wes Cormier brought the resolution forward and said he didn’t believe it was the government’s job.
Commissioner Vickie Raines who voted with Cormier to discontinue the program said she agreed that it wasn’t the government’s role.
Commissioner Randy Ross voted no on the resolution after an amendment he proposed to add two public meetings about the subject was not approved.
Ross said he thinks the program is needed but he also wanted to see changes to how it is run.
The original resolution had the program being discontinued on February 1st but Raines proposed the amendment to have that date moved to June 30th, 2019.