ADA Compliance

THE CITY OF HAMMOND IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES IS UPDATING ITS ADA SELF-EVALUATION AND TRANSITION PLAN FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The City of Hammond is continuing in its update of its Americans with Disabilities Act self-evaluation and transition plan. The plan is looking at the accessibility of city facilities, services, parks, sidewalks, and streets. The City’s effort includes updating the existing 1994 plan. The firm of United Consulting, Inc. is assisting the City in preparation of the plan. The target completion date of the plan is December 2012.

Over the summer, the consultants have evaluated the various buildings containing City services, as well as most of the parks. This phase of the project is nearly completion. The consultants are also evaluation sidewalks and street intersections. Priority areas and high traffic areas throughout the City were chosen.

The project will continue through the fall. A public meeting on the plan will be scheduled tentatively for December 2012. Please look at this location for further updates on that meeting.

Comments about the project can be directed to the Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities. The Mayor’s Commission meets on the first Monday of the month at 3 p.m. in the large conference room at the offices of the Department of Planning and Development, 649 Conkey Street. Comments can also be directed to Cynthia Rangel at 853-6308 or Sharon Daniels at 853-6501.

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