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Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick.

FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, Ithaca, N.Y. Mayor Svante Myrick questions Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro during a Community Development and Housing Standing Committee meeting at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington. Myrick wants his city to be the first in the U.S. to offer a supervised injection facility, where heroin users would be able to shoot up under the care of a nurse. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)