In 2022 the Washington State Attorney General’s Office resolved a lawsuit with companies found to have played a key role in fueling the opioid epidemic. The Oak Harbor City Council authorized the mayor to sign the One Washington Memorandum of Understanding between Washington Municipalities regarding the Opioid Settlement and the Memorandum of Understanding: forming the North Sound Region Opioid Abatement Council (NSROAC). Signing the regional agreement ensures the City of Oak Harbor participates in the Opioid Abatement Council and continues to receive annual settlement payments.
The City Council is the committee to evaluate projects and initiatives for funding. The Finance Director is leading staff efforts to identify items that are eligible for settlement funding. Any item selected by staff for funding will be brought to the full City Council for evaluation and approval.
Opioid Settlement Presentations to City Council
A list of current presentations regarding Opioid Settlement funds available: