ADA Notice

Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the City’s employment, services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Effective Communication: The City will generally, upon request, provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in alternative formats, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City will make all reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all City programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in City offices, even where pets are generally prohibited. The City will not impose unnecessary eligibility standards or rules that deny individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in service, programs or activities.

Surcharges: 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.

Architectural Barriers: The City will take all required action to provide access to its building and facilities to individuals with disabilities.

Fundamental Alterations/Undue Burden: 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.

Requesting an Accommodation: Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, should contact the ADA Coordinator, at (530) 757-5644 or (530) 757-5666 (TTY) as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. For your convenience, the Request for Accommodation or Barrier Removal form is available.

Complaints: Complaints that a City program, service, activity, or facility is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator.

ADA Community Advisors Group: This is an informal group of citizens who meet at least twice each year, likely in January and September, and more often as needed. Primary areas of discussion include: providing feedback to staff and the Social Services Commission on upcoming City ADA projects (January) and receiving information regarding the prior program/fiscal year City ADA project accomplishments (September). These meetings are held to obtain advice and feedback from the group on the primary ADA activities of the City.

The current ADA Community Advisors Group includes members from the City's previous ADA Subcommittee, as well as additional technical "experts". An individual is added to this group's interest list by contacting city staff and becomes a member based on demonstration of his/her interest in and/or expertise for the group. Members will represent a variety of viewpoints from within the community of persons with disabilities, including: persons with physical disabilities, persons with visual disabilities, persons with auditory disabilities, members of advocacy groups, subject matter experts, and family members of individuals with disabilities. The group is generally limited to 7-9 individuals in the interest of meeting efficiency and the need for specialized experts.

This group provides a resource for staff to call on community members with varying levels of expertise and experience for input and technical advice. Staff gathers information/feedback from the group and provides it to the Social Services Commission and/or City Council, as appropriate. You may download an application to join the ADA Community Advisors Group.

Contact Information:
(530) 757-5644
(530) 757-5666 (TTY)
Email to: ADA Coordinator

Mailing Address:
Dominique Sayer
ADA Coordinator
City of Davis Human Resources
23 Russell Blvd, Suite 4
Davis, CA 95616

Requires Update: No

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