Bangor City Council has decided to delay voting on a suboxone treatment ordinance.
The council will review codes and land use agreements during a 180 day delay. The ordinance that the council was scheduled to vote on last night would have banned new addition treatment facilities administering suboxone from coming to Bangor.
Now, council wants to consider adding to that, to include prohibiting current facilities from expanding.
“Bangor can’t take care of everyone. It’s not that we don’t believe in treatment, it’s not that we don’t believe in helping people, but we have an excessive burden for methadone and suboxone treatment as compared to the state,” said City Council Chairman, Ben Sprague.
Council Chair Ben Sprague says they’re trying to ensure that treatment center are fairly represented throughout the state.