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File #: ROGC 21-850    Version: 1
Type: Rules Committee Reviews, Recommendations and Approvals Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/18/2021 In control: Joint Meeting for the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 12/1/2021 Final action:
Title: ADA Compliance for Small Businesses. (Peralez, Davis, Esparza)
Attachments: 1. Memorandum from Peralez, Davis, and Esparza, 2. Early Consideration Response Form

...Title

ADA Compliance for Small Businesses. (Peralez, Davis, Esparza)

...Recommendations

Direct the City Manager to:

1. Return to Council with a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) Inspection Grant program offering up to $1,000 grants to assist small businesses seeking to reach ADA compliance by first initiating a CASp inspection by a CASp.

2. Develop an outreach and educational campaign targeting small businesses focusing on business areas such as Little Saigon, La Placita, The Alameda, Lincoln Avenue, Downtown Core, Japantown, East Santa Clara Street, Calle Willow and 13th Street Business Corridor.

a. As part of the outreach and educational campaign, direct Staff to develop a multilingual ADA Compliance for Small Businesses brochure including information such as the importance of ADA compliance, penalties for ADA noncompliance, financial resources available for small businesses to become compliant, and the benefits of hiring a CASp Inspector.

3. Return to Council with an informational memo on current State and Federal bills seeking to update legislation related to ADA compliance.