ADA Transition Plan Update

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The City of Monterey recently published a Request for Proposals for an update to its (Americans with Disabilities Act) ADA Transition Plan and selected Jensen Hughes as the consultant to undertake this project. In 2012, the City completed the most recent ADA Transition Plan Update, identifying 34 buildings, 27 parks, 22 parking lots/structures, and approximately 1150 curb ramps and 300 pedestrian signals in need of improvements to meet Federal and State accessibility standards. Since then, the City has incrementally completed the recommended changes.

The Americans Disabilities Act requires each public entity to conduct and maintain an ADA Transition Plan. This Plan identifies where a facility, program, service, or practice may be deficient according to current ADA standards. Once identified, it will rank the deficiency for overall importance, provide a rough cost estimate to bring the item into compliance, and create a schedule to complete the required repairs. If the entity does not have and maintain a current ADA transition, it will be out of compliance with federal law.

The DOJ has required all jurisdictions to maintain and update, as needed, ADA Transition Plans. Transition Plans must include a self-evaluation of all programs, services, and activities in addition to access to all City-owned facilities. By updating the existing ADA Transition Plan, the City of Monterey will stay in compliance with the requirements set forth by the Department of Justice.

The 2022/2023 update will include an initial investigation and document review of the City’s policies, programs, services, and activities; a field survey and field inspections (as needed) for public rights-of-way, facilities, City rental properties, parks, and parking lot inspections; database and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) integration; and a final, updated ADA Transition Plan document to be completed and published in the first half of 2023.

The City of Monterey recently published a Request for Proposals for an update to its (Americans with Disabilities Act) ADA Transition Plan and selected Jensen Hughes as the consultant to undertake this project. In 2012, the City completed the most recent ADA Transition Plan Update, identifying 34 buildings, 27 parks, 22 parking lots/structures, and approximately 1150 curb ramps and 300 pedestrian signals in need of improvements to meet Federal and State accessibility standards. Since then, the City has incrementally completed the recommended changes.

The Americans Disabilities Act requires each public entity to conduct and maintain an ADA Transition Plan. This Plan identifies where a facility, program, service, or practice may be deficient according to current ADA standards. Once identified, it will rank the deficiency for overall importance, provide a rough cost estimate to bring the item into compliance, and create a schedule to complete the required repairs. If the entity does not have and maintain a current ADA transition, it will be out of compliance with federal law.

The DOJ has required all jurisdictions to maintain and update, as needed, ADA Transition Plans. Transition Plans must include a self-evaluation of all programs, services, and activities in addition to access to all City-owned facilities. By updating the existing ADA Transition Plan, the City of Monterey will stay in compliance with the requirements set forth by the Department of Justice.

The 2022/2023 update will include an initial investigation and document review of the City’s policies, programs, services, and activities; a field survey and field inspections (as needed) for public rights-of-way, facilities, City rental properties, parks, and parking lot inspections; database and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) integration; and a final, updated ADA Transition Plan document to be completed and published in the first half of 2023.

  • Upcoming Town Halls

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    Members of the public are invited to attend an upcoming town hall with consultant Jensen Hughes regarding the City's ongoing ADA Transition Plan update. In an effort to accommodate as many community members as possible, two sessions will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023. The first session will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Monterey Council Chamber, and the second session will take place at 6:30 p.m. online via ZOOM.

    The City is seeking feedback from the community about their experiences and recommendations for ADA improvements.

    Online link: https://monterey-org.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Mw8zTUipSYewOU0GUPxFHA

    Full news release: https://monterey.org/news_detail_T36_R181.php


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