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Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Santa Barbara will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment

The City of Santa Barbara 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 Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication

The City of Santa Barbara will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in City of Santa Barbara’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, 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 of Santa Barbara will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in City of Santa Barbara offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of City of Santa Barbara, should contact the City ADA Compliance Officer as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the City of Santa Barbara to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

City of Santa Barbara 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.

Contact

Direct all complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City of Santa Barbara is not accessible to persons with disabilities, as well as any requests for modifications, to:

Kristy Schmidt
ADA Compliance Officer
735 Anacapa Street
PO Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990
(805) 564-5305
(805) 897-1993 Fax
kschmidt@santabarbaraca.gov

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014