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(KSL News) -- Salt Lake City has won new federal money to help fight drugs. The mayor announced the city gets 100-thousand dollars to sustain the work of the Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Policy task force.
The mayor said he wants to see the city use proven strategies to combat drugs and protect the community.
Mayor Rocky Anderson: "WE NEEDED TO DO IT RIGHT. WE NEEDED TO DO IT COMPREHENSIVELY. TO ASK THE EXPERTS AND CREATE A COALITION TO WORK TOEGETHER TO SURMOUNT THE DIFFICULT CHALLENGES THAT LAY BEFORE US."
The task force has already submitted recommendations on how the city can improve drug education, treatment options, even city ordinances and laws.