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File #: 2022-2138   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/5/2022
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager to Execute a One-Year Agreement with Bureau Veritas for an Americans with Disabilities Act Self-Assessment and Transition Plan for a Not to Exceed Amount of $401,500. (Public Works 60341591)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Agreement
Title

Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager to Execute a One-Year Agreement with Bureau Veritas for an Americans with Disabilities Act Self-Assessment and Transition Plan for a Not to Exceed Amount of $401,500. (Public Works 60341591)

Body

To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

An Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan is federally mandated under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It stipulates that public entities, regardless of size, must evaluate their facilities, parks, rights-of-way, services, policies and practices and modify that which does not meet ADA requirements. Additionally, public entities with 50 or more employees are required to develop a transition plan that provides a basis to prioritize, budget, implement and monitor barrier removal(s). The City of Alameda (City) last completed an ADA Self-Evaluation in 2008.

Staff recommends authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute an agreement with Bureau Veritas to perform the study and develop the ADA self-evaluation and transition plan.

BACKGROUND

Public rights-of-way and facilities are required to be accessible to persons with disabilities pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The laws, in tandem with each other, work to ensure that persons with disabilities are not excluded from City services, programs, or activities.

The ADA Self-Evaluation is comprised of several components, including facility site visits, rights-of-way studies, public outreach, program access and policy review. The collected data is then compared with the ADA Accessibility Guidelines and California Access Codes to determine compliance with Federal and State accessibility standards. The evaluation will be citywide and include all 55 facilities, 40 parks and open spaces, 260 miles of sidewalks and approximately 2,918 curb ramps.

The findings fr...

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