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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
City Policy Against Discrimination on the Basis of Disability
The City of Commerce does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions or access to its programs, services or activities, or employment.

What is ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA is one of the United States' most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream on American life.

For further information:
Introduction to the ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended - The text of the law
Title II Regulations - Regulations that implement the ADA for state and local governments.

Public Comment and Grievance Procedures
The City of Commerce has recently completed its ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan. The plan is the blueprint through which the City has committed to making all of its programs, services, activities, and facilities fully compliant with the provisions of the ADA. The City invites all citizens to review the plan and to provide comments on it prior to it being presented to the City Council for formal adoption. 

The City has adopted and published a formal grievance procedure  and form providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action that would be prohibited by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Complaints of alleged noncompliance and grievances concerning emergency preparedness planning and recovery, or requests to receive a copy of the City's ADA Policy, should be directed to Michael A. Casalou, Director of Human Resources/ADA Coordinator at 323-722-4805 ext. 2227. 

Accommodation Requests
The City of Commerce desires to ensure that members of the public with disabilities are provided with the necessary aids to enable them to communicate as effectively as those without disabilities and to participate in City programs and use City facilities. The City of Commerce will provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services whenever necessary for those individuals who have hearing, sight or speech impairments, unless to do so would result in a fundamental alteration of its programs or an undue administrative or financial burden. No surcharge will be placed on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing these auxiliary aids/services or reasonable accommodations. The City will give consideration to the requests of the individual with a disability in determining what type of auxiliary aid or service is necessary in order to facilitate the full and complete participation of the individual with a disability.

A person who requires an accommodation, an auxiliary aid or service to participate in a City program, service, or activity, or who requests a modification of policies or procedures, should contact the sponsoring department as far in advance as possible, but no later than three business days before the scheduled event. The best effort to fulfill the request will be made.