Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Lacey will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the City’s services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices. Further, the City complies with all regulations from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Effective Communication: Upon request by a qualified person with a disability, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation to facilitate effective and equally accessible communication for those interested in the City’s programs, services and activities.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all City programs, services and activities.
The ADA does not require the City to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
The City will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
The City values the diversity of our community and as a result, strives to ensure that its workforce is reflective of those we serve. In its hiring practice, the City has established standards to reflect its commitment as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and service provider.
As part of our EEO commitment, the City follows all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Washington State Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), and other applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all employees and candidates for employment with the City, as well as the selection and treatment of independent contractors, personnel working on City premises who are employed by temporary agencies and any other persons or companies doing business for or with the City.
The Human Resources Department, must be notified of requests for an accommodation. Once notified, the Human Resources Department coordinates all employee and candidates for employment ADA requests and will provide information on reasonable accommodation and the City’s process for processing the request.
For more information on ADA workforce compliance, contact Bracy DiLeondardo in Human Resources at email@example.com or 360-456-7786.
The City provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities at all public meetings.
To request an accommodation or written materials in an alternate format, contact the City Clerk at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting to discuss any necessary accommodations. You can reach the City Clerk by phone (360) 486-8704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For vision or hearing impaired services contact the Washington State Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.
The City is committed and required to provide an accessible transportation system. The City continues to work through our ADA Transition Plan to remove existing physical barriers within the transportation system
The City’s philosophy and design standards were developed to encourage safe efficient travel of pedestrians within the transportation system. Every traveler is a pedestrian at the beginning and end of the trip, since even drivers need to move safely and conveniently to and from the car. Beyond this most basic need, walking is often the only way that some members of the community can visit parks, shops, libraries, or neighborhood friends. This is important not just for their independence and mobility, but also as an effective way of countering the effects of the nation’s sedentary lifestyle. Walking is healthy, easy on the environment, cost-effective, and, with the right facilities and community design, a pleasant way of traveling. The Pedestrian Facilities section of the Transportation Plan will be updated as needed in conjunction with other planning efforts to address barriers. The projects prioritize improvements around schools and districts with pedestrian emphasis, and promote safe pedestrian travel along transit routes and activity centers. The City encourages pedestrian friendly building design and street elements that are consistent with the Land Use Element and other applicable plans. In addition to providing safe and usable sidewalks and trails, the transportation system must be readily accessible to and usable by pedestrians with disabilities. The City is committed and required to provide an accessible transportation system.
For more information on ADA compliance for infrastructure in Lacey, please contact Martin Hoppe, Transportation Manager at email@example.com or 360-438-2681.