ADA Transition Plan
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability. ADA consists of five titles outlining protections in the following areas:
- State and local government services
- Public accommodations
- Miscellaneous provisions
Title II of ADA pertains to the programs, activities and services public entities provide. As a provider of public services and programs, the City of Monticello must comply with this section of the ADA Act as it specifically applies to public service agencies. Title II of ADA Act provides that, "...no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity." Subject to Title II of the ADA, the City of Monticello is in the process of completing a self-evaluation of its facilities and developed a transition plan to outline strategies to achieve compliance. The ADA Transition Plan (Plan) outlines policies and procedures for both the City to maintain compliance, and for community members to have dialogue about accessibility issues. The City's Plan provides a better understanding of the assets within the City of Monticello and will help guide the City's prioritization of ADA investment.
This Plan and its implementation are overseen by the City of Monticello's Public Works Department and are specific to the maintenance, construction, and rehabilitation of public rights-of-way, and public buildings under its jurisdiction. The other areas of protection under ADA that are under the auspices of other City departments or government agencies and they will coordinate as necessary to achieve compliance, interagency coordination is outlined in the improvement schedule later in this document.
Below are links to the completed City of Monticello's ADA Transition Plan and the ADA grievance procedure.