Yuba City ADA Self-Evaluation &
Transition Plan within the Public Right of Way
The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) produced a comprehensive package of civil rights protections for persons with disabilities. This law provides civil rights protections for both employment related issues and for the provisions of goods and services to persons with disabilities. Title II of the ADA lists the specific requirements that apply to public entities, such as state or local governments. The documentation of an ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan is required to comply with Title II of the ADA. The intent and purpose of an ADA Self Evaluation Plan is for a public entity to identify issues and conditions that could impact qualified individuals with disabilities. The intent and purpose of a Transition Plan is to set forth a written process and method whereby the public entity can modify, replace, or remove identified ADA compliance issues and conditions over time.
The City of Yuba City has prepared an ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan in compliance with Title II of the ADA. The Plan was adopted by City Council on July 17, 2012
The ADA Self-Evaluation component of the Plan includes a complete review of facilities, policies and procedures which can potentially have effect on ADA accessibility within the public right-of-way. The evaluation presents data from a field inventory of 1,400 curb returns along major streets in Yuba City and 120 bus stops. Surveys of other public facilities such as sidewalks, driveways, and obstructions are ongoing. Separately, Coastland’s Certified Access Specialist performed a complete review of Engineering Standard Details, Contract Special Provisions, Encroachment Permits and the City’s Municipal Code.
The Transition Plan component of the Plan identifies physical obstacles in Yuba City’s public right-of-way facilities which limit accessibility of activities to individuals with disabilities. In addition, the Plan describes methods to achieve ADA compliance. Per ADA requirements, priority of implementation shall follow:
- Facilities serving entities covered by the Act, including State and local government offices
- Facilities serving transportation facilities
- Facilities serving places of public accommodation (commercial)
- Facilities serving employers
- Facilities serving other areas (residential)
This Yuba City ADA Self Evaluation and Transition plan also sets forth a request/complaint process that allows a specific location to receive priority based on a demonstrated need.
Future updates to the Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan will be performed on an ongoing basis as new regulations are adopted and as existing public right-of-way conditions change
Yuba City ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan for the Public Right-of- Way
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