Americans with Disabilties Act

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 ADA Community Mtg (1) 

Background

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, government services and private businesses that are open to the public. The purpose of the law is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities that are granted to everyone. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.

It is the policy and practice of the City of Redwood City to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons with disabilities.

The City of Redwood City, in keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) self-evaluation and transition plan. The accessibility plan provides a comprehensive plan for access for individuals with disabilities to City facilities, parks, programs, services, activities and events.

Project Status

The City is seeking input from agencies, organizations and individuals with disabilities. As an agency, organization or individual, the value of stakeholder input will help to address and prioritize current and future needs. Individuals who would like to provide input are invited to complete a survey, call or email the ADA/504 Coordinator. Surveys are available for organizations that represent individuals with disabilities, patrons, community members, employees, and other interested individuals who wish to participate in the evaluation.

Your comments and opinions are important to us and will provide valuable information regarding how the City of Redwood City can better serve individuals with disabilities. Surveys are available from the City’s ADA/504 Coordinator and online here.

All comments and surveys must be returned to the ADA/504 Coordinator no later than Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5 p.m.

The City is hosting a community meeting to receive public input and feedback on October 29, 2019 from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center. If you will be attending and need an accommodation, please contact the City Manager's Office at least 72 hours in advance at rsanchez@redwoodcity.org or (650) 780-7300.

Contact Us

Questions about the ADA Transition Plan process may be directed to:

Amanda Wilson, ADA/504 Coordinator
Phone: (650) 780-7334
awilson@redwoodcity.org
1017 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063

Helpful Documents

Public Input Notice
ADA Survey (PDF)
ADA Survey (Word Document)
Online Survey
Community Meeting Flyer