Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a .m. - June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #8

Americans with Disabilities Act Day


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating July 26, 2015, as "Americans with Disabilities Act Day" in Manatee County to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion
  • July 26, 2015, is the 25th anniversary of the signing of the ADA.
  • The ADA National Network is encouraging governments around the nation to reaffirm their commitment to full compliance with the ADA.
  • Manatee County, through the Community Services and Property Management Departments, has been improving its compliance with Title II of the ADA over the past 2 years by upgrading accessibility to parks, preserves, and other facilities.
  • We have implemented a county-wide complaint process for accessibility that citizens may use to inform us of barriers to program access.  This may be accessed from the "Quick Links" on Mymanatee.org.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Americans with Disabilities Act Day Proclamation.pdf