City of Punta Gorda ADA Transition Plan

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In 2017, the City of Punta Gorda, Florida adopted its current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.  This plan contains an analysis of City facilities and public services to catalog existing compliance decencies and identify corrective actions.  The goal of this plan is to bring all City facilities and programs into full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida Accessibility Code.

Based on the recommendations contained in the ADA Transition Plan the City of Punta Gorda has undertaken a five year capital improvement program (CIP).  The ADA Transition Plan CIP provides a dedicated funding source for undertaking the corrective actions recommended by the ADA Transition Plan.  In addition to the CIP projects the City has already taken many steps to bring processes, programs and services into full compliance with ADA requirements.

The City is committed to having all of City buildings, parks, parking, pedestrian facilities, programs, and services remedied so all of the accessibility deficiencies are corrected and compliant with all applicable Federal and State requirements.

Helpful links:

City of Punta Gorda ADA Compliance

City of Punta Gorda ADA Grievance Process

City of Punta Gorda Employment ADA Compliance

United States Department of Justice

How to File an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Punta Gorda will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of the City’s services, programs, and activities.  Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective accommodation, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a service, program, or activity of the City of Punta Gorda should contact the applicable agency at least 4 days prior to the meeting or event. 

Interpreters for the hearing impaired (TTY 941-575-5013) or non-English speaking citizens and any other special accommodations can be requested by contacting the Human Resources Manager/Non-Discrimination Coordinator whose address is 326 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, whose telephone number is (941) 575-3308, and whose email address is umres@pgorda.us

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