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Alpharetta Seeks Input On Draft ADA Transition Plan

Released March 17, 2022 01:00 PM
The City of Alpharetta is requesting public comment on the draft of its comprehensive Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.  The ADA, passed in 1990, prohibits public entities from discriminating against people with disabilities and requires self-evaluation reports and a plan for transitioning to full ADA compliance for all programs, services and activities.  The City of Alpharetta Transition Plan outlines the City's compliance with the ADA, details existing barriers to accessibility, and will guide the City’s future ADA updates and improvements.

The City updates its ADA Transition Plan every three years.  The previous plan was approved and adopted in April 2019.

From April 2021 through December 2021 the City of Alpharetta performed a self-evaluation of its services, programs, activities, and facilities on public property and within public rights-of-way with regard to accessibility.  To assist with the self-evaluation process, the City called upon outside consultants as well as employees from several City departments; including Administration, Community Development, Public Safety, and Public Works, and Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Services.  The goal of the self-evaluation is to verify that, in managing its programs and facilities, the City is providing accessibility and not adversely affecting the full participation of individuals with disabilities.

The input of Alpharetta citizens and other members of the public is an important component in the development of this transition plan and the City’s ongoing efforts to ensure accessibility.  The public is encouraged to visit to download and review the 2022 Draft ADA Transition Plan and to send feedback to the Assistant City Administrator, James Drinkard, at by Thursday, April 7.

Following the public input period, the Draft 2022 ADA Transition Plan will be presented to the Alpharetta City Council for consideration and adoption during its regular meeting on April 18.