Survey available on the city website and will be open until November 30
The City of Sammamish is seeking additional community input to help inform its planning efforts to make facilities meet accessibility standards. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that public entities having responsibility for, or authority over, facilities, streets, roads, sidewalks and/or other areas meant for public use develop a Transition Plan to make their facilities meet accessibility standards.
“The City of Sammamish seeks to be a city that is welcoming and accessible to all,” explained Interim City Manager, Larry Patterson. “Hearing from our community and integrating feedback through a survey will help us make sure we are making the best recommendations to City Council based on the needs of our residents.”
The survey will help inform the ADA Transition Plan that is expected to be presented to City Council in June 2019. The Plan will identify barriers which impede access to City buildings, parks, and pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way. In addition, City facilities will be surveyed based on compliance with current ADA Title II standards. The planning process includes identification of physical barriers, categorization/prioritization of these barriers, and a schedule for barrier removal over time.
In addition to the survey, as part of the plan development, community members can expect to see crews with iPads surveying the sidewalks and parks to evaluate ADA amenities over the next few weeks.
“This is a high priority for us,” added Patterson. “Ensuring we have an inclusive and inviting community for all is an important value for our community and we are eager to involve as many people as possible in informing how we address it.”
The survey is expected to take an average of 15 minutes to complete and can be found at https://bit.ly/2RBIxNt.
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November 7, 2018
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