Thursday, July 22, 2010

Spokane Valley Wants Your Opinion On ADA

Wow, the City of Spokane Valley is serious about ADA compliance. And they're asking you to help them evaluate their ADA success. I just received this email:

Providing City services and programs that are accessible to those with disabilities is the goal of the City of Spokane Valley’s self-evaluation survey and transition plan. This project will bring the City into compliance with the requirements of Title II of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

As part of the process, community members are invited to participate in a public meeting on Tuesday, August 3 from 8:00am to 9:30am in Council Chambers at City Hall to learn more about the evaluation and its purpose, including the process, schedule and how the results will be used.

Community members will be asked to share their experiences, input and suggestions about the current level of access, for those with disabilities, to City programs and services. Barriers to access may include physical barriers, such as lack of parking and safe routes of travel to City facilities for mobility impaired persons, or the tools used to communicate with citizens, or may relate to the way the City conducts its business.

For more information on this project, please call Mary May at 509-720-5320 or mmay@spokanevalley.org or Mary Kate McGee at 509-720-5305 or mkmcgee@spokanevalley.org.

NOTICE: Individuals planning to attend the meeting who require special assistance to accommodate physical, hearing or other impairments, please contact the Community Development Administrative Assistant at (509) 720-5301 as soon as possible so that arrangements may be made.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.