ADA / 540 Statement

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ADA / 540 Posted Statement

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and related federal and state laws and regulations forbid discrimination against those who have disabilities. Furthermore, these laws require federal-aid recipients and other government entities to take affirmative steps to reasonably accommodate those with disabilities and ensure that their needs are equitably represented in transportation programs, services and activities.

The City will make every effort to ensure that its facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to those with disabilities. The City will also make every effort to ensure that its advisory committees, public involvement activities and all other programs, services and activities include representation by communities with disabilities and disability service groups.

The City encourages the public to report any facility, program, service or activity that appears inaccessible to those who are disabled. Furthermore, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in public involvement events or who require special assistance to access facilities, programs, services or activities. 

Because providing reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, organization or resources, the City asks that requests be made at least calendar fifteen (15) days prior to the need for accommodation.

Questions, concerns, comments or requests for accommodation should be made to:

  • City of Punta Gorda, Philip Wickstrom, Human Resources Manager
  • ADA Coordinator
  • 326 W Marion Avenue,
  • Punta Gorda, FL 33950
  • Email:  humres@CityofPuntaGordaFL.com
  • Telephone: (941) 575-33
  • Florida Relay 1(800)955-8770 (Voice) or 1(800)-955-8771(TTY)
  • 1-800-955-9770 (English); 1-877-955-8707 (Spanish); or 1-877-955-8707 (French Cr)