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File #: RES 21-1833    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/22/2021
Title: Approving the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the State of Minnesota and the City and authorizing participation in national opioid settlements.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Minnesota State-Subdivision_Agreement (12-8-21 Final), 2. Opiod Financial Analysis, 3. Administrative Code 3.02
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Approving the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the State of Minnesota and the City and authorizing participation in national opioid settlements.

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WHEREAS, the State of Minnesota, Minnesota counties and cities, and their people, have been harmed by misconduct committed by certain entities that engage in the manufacture, marketing, promotion, distribution, or dispensing of opioids; and

WHEREAS, the State of Minnesota and numerous Minnesota cities and counties joined with thousands of local governments across the country to file lawsuits against opioid manufacturer and pharmaceutical distribution companies and hold those companies accountable for their misconduct; and

WHEREAS, representatives of local Minnesota governments, the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, the State of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office have negotiated and prepared a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to provide for the equitable distribution of proceeds to the State of Minnesota and to individual local governments from recent settlements in the national opioid litigation; and

WHEREAS, by signing onto the MOA, the state and local governments maximize Minnesota’s share of opioid settlement funds, demonstrate solidarity in response to the opioid epidemic, and ensure needed resources reach the most impacted communities; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the State of Minnesota and the residents of the City of Saint Paul, and the County of Ramsey, that the City participate in the national opioid litigation settlements.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota:

1. Participation in the opioid litigation settlements promotes the public health, safety, and welfare of the residen...

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