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File #: 19-161    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Request Status: Passed
File created: 2/4/2019 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 2/12/2019 Final action: 2/12/2019
Title: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) SELF EVALUATION AND TRANSITION PLAN: PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Sponsors: Public Works Department - Programs & Project Manag
Indexes: Capital Improvement Projects - City Wide
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. ada presentation, 3. ada transition plan
TO: Mayor and Commissioners
FROM: Susan Goebel-Canning, Director Public Works
THROUGH: Mark R. Lauzier, City Manager
DATE: Enter Agenda Date - Month, Day, Year

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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) SELF EVALUATION AND TRANSITION PLAN: PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS


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Recommended Action:
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Provide comment regarding implementation of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan.


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Background:
The City of Delray Beach (City) Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2008 included a Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Project to review the City's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (28 CFR 35). Extensive changes in the Act were the driver for the ADA policies in the adopted Comprehensive Plan. The CIP project budget was estimated at $253,000 and scheduled for FY 2011 - 2012, but was not accomplished at that time. Funding for the project was again requested in 2015 to address ongoing concerns about ADA compliance raised by the public regarding numerous facilities and transportation infrastructure. The Public Works Department received $200,000 for the ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan project in the mid-year budget amendment for FY 2015 -2016. The Self Evaluation is required of all public entities under the Act and is considered the foundation for the Transition Plan. Mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (49 CFR 27) Transition Plans, are required for agencies with 50 plus employees. The Transition Plan is a living document; an evolving planning and monitoring tool.

The City maintains 166 miles of sidewalks and other facilities that are provided for public use to enhance the quality of life in Delray Beach. As required by the Federal ADA and State requirements, it is incumbent upon the City to ensure that all City facilities, including sidewalks and roadway transitions, are safe and accessible to all citizens, including those with disabilities that may affect ...

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