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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 Transition Plan

ADA Nondiscrimination Notice 

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Manhattan Beach will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The City of Manhattan Beach does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: The City of Manhattan Beach will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City of Manhattan Beach programs, services, and activities.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City of Manhattan Beach will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the City of Manhattan Beach offices, even where pets are generally prohibited. 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City of Manhattan Beach, should contact the office of the program, service or activity coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the City of Manhattan Beach to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

For complaints that a program, service or activity of the City of Manhattan Beach is not accessible to persons with disabilities, please complete the Grievance Form and email to Tim Birthisel, ADA/504 Coordinator or by calling (310) 802-5368 or TTY: California Relay at 7-1-1.

Grievance Form (PDF)
Grievance Form (Word)

The City of Manhattan Beach will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

Public Input

In keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, the City of Manhattan Beach is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and self-evaluation.  The accessibility plan provides a comprehensive plan for access for individuals with disabilities to City facilities, programs, services, activities and events.

The City is seeking input from agencies, organizations, and individuals with disabilities to help address and prioritize current and future needs. Your comments and opinions are important to us and will provide valuable information regarding how the City of Manhattan Beach can better serve individuals with disabilities.

Printable Surveys:
City of Manhattan Beach ADA Public Input Survey (PDF) (Public Only)
City of Manhattan Beach ADA Public Input Survey (Word) (Public Only)
City of Manhattan Beach Self-Evaluation Survey for Staff (PDF) (City Employees Only)  
City of Manhattan Beach Self-Evaluation Survey for Staff (Word) (City Employees Only)                           

Online Surveys:
City of Manhattan Beach ADA Public Input Survey
City of Manhattan Beach Self-Evaluation Survey for Staff

Hard copies of the surveys are offered upon request at City Hall.  If none of the survey options suits you for any reason, please contact the ADA coordinator.  Completed surveys may be dropped off at City Hall to the front receptionist or emailed to Tim Birthisel, ADA Coordinator or Barbara Thorpe, Disability Access Consultants. 

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