Springville Utah's drug problem, a second look





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Published on Oct 8, 2010

This is a second look at the public service announcement that Springville city released recently on their website http://springville.org

After reviewing the video, and looking up the numbers, I got a completely contradictory message from the Springville City council meeting during March 18th 2008, where it was revealed that Springville City has the most prescription drug abuse in the county and in the state, and leads by 7/10th of a percent.


It is also known that Utah leads the nation by TWICE as much in prescription drug abuse.





So how can they honestly bend the numbers that way and sleep at night.

They are waging a war on drugs, and neglecting the problem that our kids actually face fatal consequences with which is prescription drugs.

It is my opinion that Springville needs to worry more about harm reduction rather than the morality of recreational drugs.

Here is a statement from their 2010 budget:

"This has been an extraordinarily challenging year to put together a first draft of the City budget. We budgeted
total General Fund revenues to be down about 4.1% in FY2010. Actual revenues are coming in a few percent
below that. In Fiscal Year 2011, we are anticipating another 6% decrease in revenues when the new tax
increase is factored out! Therefore, we are dealing with close to 15% decreases from two years ago."

So how can they waste money on a video that has inaccurate and incomplete information, and how can they afford to arrest people for such victimless crimes as holding a sign at a parade??

Sincerely, Reverend Ryan



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