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What can we do about the needles on the beach?

Local Talk for the week of June 29, 2016

Debra Mapes's Headshot

Revamp the needle exchange program. I think it’s crap, because it’s not an exchange—they’re just handing them out.

Debra Mapes
Santa Cruz
Self Employed
Eric Skaug's Headshot

I support the one-for-one needle exchange because I think it would be better than what they have now.

Eric Skaug
Santa Cruz
Bar Manager
Aldo Oliviari's Headshot

They should mark the needles so they’re able to distinguish who received the needle and hold that person accountable in some sort of way, but I don’t know how you do that.

Aldo Oliviari
Santa Cruz
Bartender
Bernadette Bossinger's Headshot

The exchange should be a one-for-one exchange, and that will drive down drug use and disease related to drugs.

Bernadette Bossinger
Santa Cruz
Mother
Tracey Kahan 's Headshot

The needle recycle program is really critical—and easy access to the recycle program so that it’s convenient for people who need to exchange their needle. Then they don’t have to do it on the beach.

Tracey Kahan
Felton
Professor
Contributor at Good Times |

Matthew is a California native and has lived in Santa Cruz for 34 years. A sculptor, photographer, avid biker and professional disc golfer, he has played tournaments in more than ten states and is the winner of the 2002 New Zealand Championships. 

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