Mayor Kenney vetoes Philly ban on supervised injection sites, sends legislation back to City Council

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called a plan to ban supervised injection sites across the city “troubling anti-science and misleading.”

Kenney delivered a veto Wednesday on legislation that would prohibit what are sometimes called overdose prevention sites, which allow people to bring and use illegal drugs under the supervision of professionals who can intervene and prevent fatal overdoses.

City Council passed the Philadelphia legislation Sept. 14 in a 13-1 vote. It is a zoning overlay law that would apply to all but one city district that includes West and Southwest Philadelphia.

  • September 27, 2023
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