Settlement Agreement Between The United States Of America And Carpinteria, California

UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

DJ 204-12C-426

BACKGROUND

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The United States Department of Justice (Department) initiated this matter as a compliance review of City of Carpinteria, California (City) under title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12134, and the Department’s implementing regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 35. Because the City receives financial assistance from the Department of Justice, the review was also conducted under the authority of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794, and the Department’s implementing regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 42, Subpart G.

The review was conducted by the Disability Rights Section of the Department’s Civil Rights Division and focused on the City’s compliance with the following title II requirements:

• to conduct a self-evaluation of its services, policies, and practices by July 26, 1992, and make modifications necessary to comply with the Department’s title II regulation, 28 C.F.R. § 35.105;

• to notify applicants, participants, beneficiaries, and other interested persons of their rights and the City’s obligations under title II and the Department’s regulation, 28 C.F.R. § 35.106;

• to designate a responsible employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out the City’s ADA responsibilities, 28 C.F.R. § 35.107(a);

• to establish a grievance procedure for resolving complaints of violations of title II, 28 C.F.R. § 35.107(b);

• to operate each program, service, or activity so that, when viewed in its entirety, it is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, 28 C.F.R. § 35.150, by:

• delivery of services, programs, or activities in alternate ways, including, for example, redesign of equipment, reassignment of services, assignment of aides, home visits, or other methods of compliance or, if these methods are not effective in making the programs accessible,

• physical changes to buildings (required to have been made by January 26, 1995), in accordance with the Department’s title II regulation, 28 C.F.R. § 35.151, and the ADA Standards for Accessible Design (Standards), 28 C.F.R. pt. 36, App. A, or the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), 41 C.F.R. § 101-19.6, App. A.

• to ensure that facilities for which construction or alteration was begun after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by people with disabilities, in accordance with 1) the Department’s title II regulation and 2) the Standards or UFAS, 28 C.F.R. § 35.151;

• to ensure that communications with applicants, participants, and members of the public with disabilities are as effective as communications with others, including furnishing auxiliary aids and services when necessary, 28 C.F.R. § 35.160;

• to provide direct access via TTY (text telephone) or computer-to-telephone emergency services, including 9-1-1 services, for persons who use TTY’s and computer modems, 28 C.F.R. § 35.162;

• to provide information for interested persons with disabilities concerning the existence and location of the City’s accessible services, activities, and facilities, 28 C.F.R. § 35.163(a); and

• to provide signage at all inaccessible entrances to each of its facilities, directing users to an accessible entrance or to information about accessible facilities, 28 C.F.R. § 35.163(b).

As part of its compliance review, the Department reviewed the following facilities, which – because construction or alterations commenced after January 26, 1992 – must comply with the ADA’s new construction or alterations requirements: Viola Fields, Ninth Street Public Parking and Toilet Rooms, the Boat House, and El Carro Park (North side).

The Department’s program access review covered those of the City’s programs, services, and activities that operate in the following facilities: City Hall, Community Pool, Veteran’s Hall, El Carro Park (South side), Monte Vista Park, Franklin Park, Memorial Park, and Heath Ranch Park.

The Department reviewed the City’s policies and procedures regarding sidewalk maintenance to evaluate whether persons with disabilities have an equal opportunity to utilize these programs.


JURISDICTION

1. The ADA applies to the City because it is a “public entity” as defined by title II. 42 U.S.C. § 12131(1).

2. The Department is authorized under 28 C.F.R. Part 35, Subpart F, to determine the compliance of the City with title II of the ADA and the Department's title II implementing regulation, to issue findings, and, where appropriate, to negotiate and secure voluntary compliance agreements. Furthermore, the Attorney General is authorized, under 42 U.S.C. § 12133, to bring a civil action enforcing title II of the ADA should the Department fail to secure voluntary compliance pursuant to Subpart F.

3. The Department is authorized under 28 C.F.R. Part 42, Subpart G, to determine the City’s compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to issue findings, and, where appropriate, to negotiate and secure voluntary compliance agreements. Furthermore, the Attorney General is authorized, under 29 U.S.C. § 794 and 28 C.F.R. §§ 42.530 and 42.108-110, to suspend or terminate financial assistance to the City provided by the Department of Justice should the Department fail to secure voluntary compliance pursuant to Subpart G or to bring a civil suit to enforce the rights of the United States under applicable federal, state, or local law.

4. The parties to this Agreement are the United States of America and the City of Carpinteria, California.

5. In order to avoid the burdens and expenses of an investigation and possible litigation, the parties enter into this Agreement.

6. In consideration of, and consistent with, the terms of this Agreement, the Attorney General agrees to refrain from filing a civil suit in this matter regarding all matters contained within this Agreement, except as provided in the section entitled “Implementation and Enforcement.”

ACTIONS TAKEN BY CARPINTERIA

7. The City has a designated ADA Coordinator.

8. The City budgets and plans improvements to all of its sidewalks. It has been installing curb cuts and improving City sidewalks and has a goal to have all sidewalks accessible by 2010. The City responds to requests and complaints as they arise.

9. The City, in conjunction with Santa Barbra County, is preparing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan in response to a federal mandate. It is currently working on the plan, which will be submitted to the State in July 2004 and to the federal government by November 2004.

10. The City has had its website evaluated for accessibility and the City is seeking proposals to implement the recommendations made by the consultant, which will improve the site for people with visual impairments.

11. The City has implemented policies to ensure the implementation of non-discriminatory employment practices, including: making reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of a qualifies applicant or employee with a disability upon request unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship on the operation of the City’s business; maintaining employee’s medical records separate from personnel files and keeping them confidential; and ensuring the City’s selection criteria for positions and employment decisions are job related and consistent with business necessity.

12. The City has implemented policies to ensure that individuals with impairments are provided the same opportunities for City services as others in the community. The existence of a particular requirement in this Agreement is not necessarily an indication of admission that the City is not already in compliance with the ADA, rather, it is to provide a framework within which the City can continue to provide services to disabled individuals in the community in a manner that is consistent the goals and requirements of the ADA.

13. The City has advised the Department that all work outlined in Attachment A has been completed. Subject to confirmation by the Department, no further action will be required on these items.

REMEDIAL ACTION

NOTIFICATION

14. Within 9 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the City will adopt the attached Notice (Attachment B); distribute it to all agency heads; publish the Notice one time in a local newspaper of general circulation serving the City; post the Notice on its Internet Home Page; and post copies in conspicuous locations in its public buildings where the City normally posts public notices. It will refresh the posted copies, and update the contact information contained on the Notice, as necessary, for the life of this Agreement. Copies will also be provided to any person upon request.

15. Within 6 months of the effective date of this Agreement, and on yearly anniversaries of this Agreement until it expires, the City will implement and report to the Department its written procedures for providing information for interested persons with disabilities concerning the existence and location of the City’s accessible programs, services, and activities.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

16. Within 6 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the City will adopt the attached ADA Grievance Procedure (Attachment C), distribute it to all department heads, and post copies of it in conspicuous locations in each of its public buildings where the City normally posts public notices. It will refresh the posted copies, and update the contact information contained on it, as necessary, for the life of the Agreement. Copies will also be provided to any person upon request.

GENERAL EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION PROVISIONS

17. Within 9 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the City will identify sources of qualified sign language and oral interpreters, real-time transcription services, and vendors that can put documents in Braille, and will implement and report to the Department its written procedures, with time frames, for fulfilling requests from the public for sign language or oral interpreters, real-time transcription services, and documents in alternate formats (Braille, large print, cassette tapes, etc.).

18. The City will take steps to ensure that all appropriate employees are trained and practiced in using the California Relay Service to make and receive calls.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES AND POLICIES

19. The City is in the process of developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan as part of an inter-agency consortium, including the County of Santa Barbara, as required by the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 addresses issues pertaining to providing program access and removing barriers to accessibility as required by the ADA. The City shall forward a copy of the completed Local Hazard Mitigation Plan to the Department after its adoption by the City. On subsequent yearly anniversaries of this Agreement until it expires, the City shall report to the Department the status of the City’s implementation of the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.

WEB-BASED SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

20. Within 2 months of the effective date of this Agreement, and on subsequent anniversaries of the effective date of this Agreement, the City will distribute to all persons – employees and contractors – who design, develop, maintain, or otherwise have responsibility for content and format of its website(s) or third party websites used by the City (Internet Personnel) the technical assistance document, “Accessibility of State and Local Government Websites to People with Disabilities,” which is Attachment D to this Agreement (it is also available at www.ada.gov/websites2.htm).

21. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, and throughout the life of the Agreement, the City will do the following:

A. Establish, implement, and post online a policy that its web pages will be accessible and create a process for implementation;

B. Ensure that all new and modified web pages and content are accessible;

C. Develop and implement a plan for making existing web content more accessible;

D. Provide a way for online visitors to request accessible information or services by posting a telephone number or e-mail address on its home page; and

E. Periodically (at least annually) enlist disability groups to test its pages for ease of use.

PHYSICAL CHANGES TO FACILITIES

22. The elements or features of the City’s facilities that do not comply with the Standards, including those listed in Attachment E, may prevent persons with disabilities from fully and equally enjoying the City’s services, programs, or activities and constitute discrimination on the basis of disability within the meaning of 42 U.S.C. § 12132 and 28 C.F.R. §§ 35.149 and 35.150.

23. The City will comply with the cited provisions of the Standards when taking the actions required by this Agreement.

24. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, unless a longer period is specifically provided for any particular facility as specified in the Attachments hereto, the City will install signage as necessary to comply with 28 C.F.R. § 35.163(b), after having surveyed all facilities that are the subject of this Agreement for the purpose of identifying those that have multiple entrances not all of which are accessible.

25. Program Access in City Existing Facilities: In order to ensure that each of the City’s programs, services, and activities operating at a facility that is the subject of this Agreement, when viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to and usable by persons with mobility impairments, the City will take the actions listed in Attachment E.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

26. Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement, at yearly anniversaries of the effective date of this Agreement until it expires, the City will submit written reports to the Department summarizing the actions the City has taken pursuant to this Agreement. Reports will include detailed photographs showing measurements, architectural plans, work orders, notices published in the newspaper, copies of adopted policies, and proof of efforts to secure funding/assistance for structural renovations or equipment.

27. Throughout the life of this Agreement, consistent with 28 C.F.R. § 35.133(a), the City will maintain the accessibility of its programs, activities, services, facilities, and equipment, and will take whatever actions are necessary (such as routine testing of accessibility equipment and routine accessibility audits of its programs and facilities) to do so. This provision does not prohibit isolated or temporary interruptions in service or access due to maintenance or repairs. 28 C.F.R. § 35.133(b).

28. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the City will develop or procure a two-hour training program on the requirements of the ADA and appropriate ways of serving persons with disabilities. The City will use the ADA technical assistance materials developed by the Department and will consult with interested persons, including individuals with disabilities, in developing or procuring the ADA training program.

29. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the City will deliver its training program to all City employees who have direct contact with members of the public. At the end of that period, the City will submit a copy of its training curriculum and materials to the Department, along with a list of employees trained and the name, title, and address of the trainer.

IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT

30. If at any time the City desires to modify any portion of this Agreement because of changed conditions making performance impossible or impractical or for any other reason, it will promptly notify the Department in writing, setting forth the facts and circumstances thought to justify modification and the substance of the proposed modification. Until there is written Agreement by the Department to the proposed modification, the proposed modification will not take effect. These actions must receive the prior written approval of the Department, which approval will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

31. The Department may review compliance with this Agreement at any time. If the Department believes that the City has failed to comply in a timely manner with any requirement of this Agreement without obtaining sufficient advance written agreement with the Department for a modification of the relevant terms, the Department will so notify the City in writing and it will attempt to resolve the issue or issues in good faith. If the Department is unable to reach a satisfactory resolution of the issue or issues raised within 30 days of the date it provides notice to the City, it may institute a civil action in federal district court to enforce the terms of this Agreement, or it may initiate appropriate steps to enforce title II and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

32. For purposes of the immediately preceding paragraph, it is a violation of this Agreement for the City to fail to comply in a timely manner with any of its requirements without obtaining sufficient advance written agreement with the Department for an extension of the relevant time frame imposed by the Agreement.

33. Failure by the Department to enforce this entire Agreement or any provision thereof with regard to any deadline or any other provision herein will not be construed as a waiver of the Department's right to enforce other deadlines and provisions of this Agreement.

34. This Agreement is a public document. A copy of this document or any information contained in it will be made available to any person by the City or the Department on request.

35. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties on the matters raised herein, and no other statement, promise, or agreement, either written or oral, made by either party or agents of either party, that is not contained in this written Agreement (including its Attachments, which are hereby incorporated by reference), will be enforceable. This Agreement does not purport to remedy any other potential violations of the ADA or any other federal law. This Agreement does not affect the City’s continuing responsibility to comply with all aspects of the ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

36. This Agreement will remain in effect for three years. The person signing for the City represents that he or she is authorized to bind the City to this Agreement.

37. The effective date of this Agreement is the date of the last signature below.

38. Upon adoption by the City, this Agreement may become the City’s ADA Transition Plan [28 C.F.R. section 35.150(d)], if they so wish.

For the City of Carpinteria:

DAVE DURFLINGER
City Manager

By: ____________________________

Date: ___________________________

For the United States:

R. ALEXANDER ACOSTA,
Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

By:_____________________________
JOHN L. WODATCH, Chief
JEANINE WORDEN, Deputy Chief
NAOMI MILTON, Supervisory Attorney
AMELIA M. EDUARDO, Investigator
DANA JACKSON, Investigator
MICHELE ANTONIO MALLOZZI, Architect
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Disability Rights Section - NYA
Washington, DC 20530

Date: ______________________________


Attachment A to Settlement Agreement between
the United States of America and the City of Carpinteria, California in DJ # 204-12C-426


Completed Modifications

1. Completed Modifications to Newly Constructed Facilities: In order to ensure that the spaces and elements in City facilities for which construction commenced after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the City undertook a number of physical improvements to remedy some of the elements or features of the City’s facilities that the Department noted during its investigation did not previously comply with the Standards. The City has advised the Department that all work outlined below has been completed in compliance with the Standards. Subject to confirmation by the Department, no further action will be required on these items. Specifically, the City completed the following physical improvements prior to the execution of this Agreement, as required by the Department:

a. Viola Fields/Bluffs Park.

i. Proposed Toilet Rooms

(1) A toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters was installed. The sign was mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The plans were amended to provide that the new toilet room doors are to be installed with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist (e.g., either lever-operated, push-type, or U-shaped handles will be utilized). Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.2, 4.13.9.

(3) The plans have been amended to provide for a clearly accessible route to the toilet rooms with no change in level greater than ½ inch. Standards §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.3.8, 4.5.2.

ii. A cup dispenser was installed adjacent to the wheelchair accessible drinking fountain to accommodate people who have difficulty bending or stooping. Standards § 4.1.3(10)(a).

b. Ninth Street Public Parking and Toilet Rooms (Parking lot #1).

i. The Braille signs for both unisex toilet rooms were located on the hinge side of the doors. The toilet room signs with raised and Braille characters for both unisex toilet rooms were remounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

ii. A toilet paper dispenser was mounted within reach, with its top at least 1½ inches under the side grab bar, and centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor, and is operable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.3(13), 4.22.4, 4.16.6, 4.27.4, Fig. 29(b).

iii. The toilet seat cover dispenser was remounted to comply with either Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. A cup dispenser was installed adjacent to the wheelchair accessible drinking fountain to accommodate people who have difficulty bending or stooping. Standards § 4.1.3(10)(a).

c. Boat House.

i. The toilet paper dispenser in the Women’s toilet room was remounted within reach, with its top at least 1½ inches under the side grab bar, and centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.6, Fig. 29(b).

ii. The toilet paper dispenser in the Men’s toilet room was remounted within reach, with its top at least 1½ inches under the side grab bar, and centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.6, Fig. 29(b).

d. North Side of El Carro Park.

i. Parking

(1) The parking lot did not previously have a van accessible space. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, 1 van accessible space was created which is a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide, with vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and with an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

(2) The parking reserved for persons with disabilities previously lacked appropriate signage. Therefore, vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles were installed at all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities. An additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility was installed at all van accessible spaces. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

ii. The toilet room signs for the two unisex single user toilet rooms did not previously have raised characters or Braille. Therefore, toilet room signs with raised and Braille characters for both unisex toilet rooms were mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

2. Completed Modifications to City Existing Facilities: In order to ensure that each of the City’s programs, services, and activities operating at a facility that is the subject of this Agreement, when viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to and usable by persons with mobility impairments, the City undertook a number of physical improvements to remedy some of the elements or features of the City’s facilities that the Department noted during its investigation did not previously comply with the Standards. The City has advised the Department that all work outlined below has been completed in compliance with the Standards. Subject to confirmation by the Department, no further action will be required on these items. Specifically, the City completed the following physical improvements prior to the execution of this Agreement, as required by the Department:

a. City Hall.

i. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, 1 van accessible space was created and it is a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide, with vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and with an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Further, three additional standard accessible spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities were created and each of them are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

ii. The parking reserved for persons with disabilities previously lacked appropriate signage. Therefore, vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles were installed at all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities. An additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility was installed at all van accessible spaces. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

iii. Men’s Public Toilet Room

(1) A toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters was mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The toilet seat cover dispenser was remounted to comply with either Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(3) The hot water and drain pipes in the lavatory were insulated to protect against contact. Standards § 4.19.4.

iv. Women’s Public Toilet Room

(1) A toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters was mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The toilet seat cover dispenser was remounted to comply with either Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

b. Community Pool.

i. Men’s Locker Room

(1) A toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters was mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The toilet seat cover dispenser was remounted to comply with either Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(3) The toilet paper dispenser was remounted with its top at least 1½ inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor, and is operable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

(4) The hot water and drain pipes in the lavatory were insulated to protect against contact. Standards § 4.19.4.

ii. Women’s Locker Room

(1) A toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters was mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The toilet seat cover dispenser was remounted to comply with either Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(3) The hot water and drain pipes in the lavatory were insulated to protect against contact. Standards § 4.19.4.

(4) Coat hooks were installed at a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

c. Veterans Hall.

i. Accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility was provided at inaccessible entrances directing users to the accessible entrance, and accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility was provided at all permanent accessible entrances. Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30, 4.8.

ii. Women’s Toilet Room

(1) A toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters was mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The toilet seat cover dispenser was remounted to comply with either Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(3) The paper towel dispenser was remounted such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(4) A coat hook was installed at a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(5) The toilet paper dispenser was remounted with its top at least 1½ inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

iii. Men’s Toilet Room

(1) A toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters was mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) A coat hook was installed at a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

d. South side of El Carro Park.

i. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, 1 van accessible space was created and it is a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. Two additional standard accessible spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities were created and each of them are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility were installed at all spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities and were located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles. The van accessible space has an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

ii. Women’s toilet room

(1) A toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters was mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The mirror that was previously located in the restroom was removed.

iii. Men’s toilet room

(1) A toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters was mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The mirror that was previously located in the restroom was removed.




Attachment B to Settlement Agreement between
the United States of America and the City of Carpinteria, California in DJ # 204-12C-426

NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the City's services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The City 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Effective Communication: The City 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’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all City programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in City 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 City program, service, or activity, should contact the office of the Assistant City Manager, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

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

Complaints that a City program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the Assistant City Manager, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013.

The City 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.


Attachment C to Settlement Agreement between
the United States of America and the City of Carpinteria, California in DJ # 204-12C-426


Grievance Procedure under
The Americans with Disabilities Act

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the City. The City’s Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. When necessary, alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

Carpinteria ADA Coordinator

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the City’s ADA Coordinator or his/her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, the City’s ADA Coordinator or his/her designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the City and, when appropriate, offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by the City’s ADA Coordinator or his/her designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the City Manager or his designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the City Manager or his/her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the City Manager or his/her designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by the City’s ADA Coordinator or his/her designee, appeals to the City Manager or his designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the City for at least three years.


Attachment E to Settlement Agreement between
the United States of America and Carpinteria, California in DJ # 204-12C-426

Program Access in Existing Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 23 of the Agreement requires that within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the City will provide signage as necessary to comply with 28 C.F.R. § 35.163(b), after having surveyed all facilities that are the subject of this Agreement for the purpose of identifying those that have multiple entrances not all of which are accessible.

1. The technical requirements and, where appropriate, the scoping requirements of the Standards are used as a guide for determining whether a program or activity held in an existing facility is “readily accessible to and usable by” persons with disabilities and for determining what changes are necessary to make this program or activity accessible if it continues to be provided in the existing facility in question. See 28 C.F.R. §§ 35.150(b)(1), 35.151.

2. In order to ensure that each of the City’s programs, services, and activities operating at a facility that is the subject of this Agreement, when viewed in its entirety, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with mobility impairments, the City will take the following actions:

3. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the City will complete the following modifications to City Hall.

a. Men’s Public Toilet Rooms

i. The two doors into the men’s toilet room are inaccessible because they have an opening width of only 31 inches and 29½ inches respectively. Provide doors with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

ii. The mirror is inaccessible. Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.19.6.

iii. The toilet is inaccessible because there is insufficient clear floor space. Provide clear floor space that complies with Fig. 30 at the toilet. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 16 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.16.3, 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

v. There is no rear grab bar at the toilet. Provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, with the closer end no more than 6 inches from the side wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1¼ and 1½ inches; with 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

b. The route from the accessible entrance to the City Council Chambers and women’s toilet room is inaccessible because the wall-mounted drinking fountain protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide an accessible route at this location such that no objects with their bottom leading edges measuring between 27 inches and 80 inches above the finished floor protrude more than 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum from 27 inches to 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. Standards § 4.4.

c. Women’s Public Toilet Room

i. The two doors into the women’s toilet room are inaccessible because they have an opening width of only 27½ inches and 29½ inches respectively. Provide doors with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

ii. The toilet room door swings into the required clear floor space at the lavatory. Ensure that no door swings into the required clear floor space at any accessible fixture. Standards § 4.22.2.

iii. The mirror is inaccessible. Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.19.6.

iv. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Standards § 4.19.4.

v. The toilet is inaccessible because there is insufficient clear floor space. Provide clear floor space that complies with Fig. 30 at the toilet. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

vi. The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 16 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.16.3, 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

vii. The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 19 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

viii. The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. Provide a flush control mounted on the “open” side of the toilet’s clear floor space; 44 inches or less above the finished floor; and requiring a maximum of 5 pounds of force to operate; or provide an automatic flush device. Standards §§ 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

ix. There is no rear grab bar at the toilet. Provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, with the closer end no more than 6 inches from the side wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1¼ and 1½ inches; with 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

d. Sheriff’s Department

i. The ramp is inaccessible because there are no handrail extensions at the bottom of the ramp. Provide handrails that are between 1¼ inches and 1½ inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface along both sides of the ramp, extending at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface. Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings. Standards § 4.8.5.

ii. The public single user toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide an accessible toilet room such that all of the room’s elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, grab bars, lavatory, mirror, coat hook, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

iii. Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. For each accessible drinking fountain, provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a “hi-lo” fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser, or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Standards § 4.1.3(10)(a).

4. Within 12 months of the effective date of this agreement, the City will complete the following modifications to the Community Pool.

a. The shower in the men’s locker room is inaccessible. Ensure that the shower has grab bars, controls, a shower spray unit, and a seat, curb, and enclosure, if provided, that comply fully with the Standards and with Figs. 35, 36, and 37, as applicable. Standards § 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

b. Women’s Locker Room

i. The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. Provide a flush control mounted on the “open” side of the toilet’s clear floor space; 44 inches or less above the finished floor; and requiring a maximum of 5 pounds of force to operate; or provide an automatic flush device. Standards §§ 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

ii. The shower in the women’s locker room is inaccessible. Ensure that the shower has grab bars, controls, a shower spray unit, and a seat, curb, and enclosure, if provided, that comply fully with the Standards and with Figs. 35, 36, and 37, as applicable. Standards § 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

5. Within 12 months of the effective date of this agreement, the City will complete the following modifications to Veterans Hall.

a. Women’s Toilet Room

i. The toilet room door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 15 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

ii. The lavatory is inaccessible because there is no knee clearance under the lavatory. Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31. Standards §§ 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

iii. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hardware requires tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Provide a lavatory with a faucet that can be operated with 5 pounds of force or less and can be used with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist (lever-operated, push-type, and electronically controlled mechanisms are examples of acceptable designs). Standards §§ 4.19.5, 4.27.4.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible because there is insufficient clear floor space. Provide clear floor space that complies with Fig. 30 at the toilet. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

v. The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 15 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.16.3, 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

vi. The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 21 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

vii. The side grab bars at the toilet are inaccessible because there are 3 inches of space between the grab bar and the wall. Provide grab bars such that there is 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall. Standards § 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

viii. There is no rear grab bar. Provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, with the closer end no more than 6 inches from the side wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1¼ and 1½ inches; with 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

b. Men’s Toilet room

i. The door into the men’s toilet room is inaccessible because it has an opening width of only 29 inches. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

ii. The urinal is inaccessible because the flush control is mounted 47 inches above the finished floor. Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

iii. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact and the trim requires tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31; hot water and drain pipes covered or otherwise configured to protect against contact; clear floor space at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the lavatory; and a faucet that can be operated with 5 pounds of force or less and can be used with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist (lever-operated, push-type, and electronically controlled mechanisms are examples of acceptable designs). Standards §§ 4.19.2, 4.19.3, 4.19.4, 4.19.5, 4.27.4, Figs. 31, 32.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible because there is insufficient clear floor space. Provide clear floor space that complies with Fig. 30 at the toilet. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

v. The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 16 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.16.3, 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

vi. The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. Provide a flush control mounted on the “open” side of the toilet’s clear floor space; 44 inches or less above the finished floor; and requiring a maximum of 5 pounds of force to operate; or provide an automatic flush device. Standards §§ 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

vii. There are no grab bars at the toilet. Provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, with the closer end no more than 6 inches from the side wall, and a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 54 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Ensure that the grab bars are mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1¼ and 1½ inches; with 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser or a toilet paper dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

6. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the City will complete the following modifications to the South side of El Carro Park.

a. The built-up curb ramp in the parking lot impermissibly extends into the required parking space’s access aisle. Provide a curb ramp located so that it does not project into this element and all aspects of the ramp or curb cut comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.7.6.

b. There is no accessible route from the accessible path through the park to any of the picnic areas and grills. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting these elements that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public. The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of ½ inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%). Standards §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

c. The concession counter is inaccessible because it is located 42 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter, such as a drop-down counter outside the concession stand, on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 7.2(1), 4.3.

d. Women’s toilet room

i. The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of the lavatory is mounted 35½ above the finished floor. Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31. Standards §§ 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

ii. The toilet is inaccessible because there is insufficient clear floor space. Provide clear floor space that complies with Fig. 30 at the toilet. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

iii. The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 21 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.16.3, 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

iv. The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 21 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

v. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

vi. The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because the space between the grab bar and the wall is 2½ inches. Provide grab bars such that there is 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall. Standards § 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

vii. There is no rear grab bar at the toilet. Provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, with the closer end no more than 6 inches from the side wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1¼ and 1½ inches; with 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

e. Men’s toilet room

i. The lavatory is inaccessible because top of the lavatory is mounted 36 inches above the finished floor. Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31. Standards §§ 4.19.2, Fig. 31

ii. The toilet is inaccessible because there is insufficient clear floor space. Provide clear floor space that complies with Fig. 30 at the toilet. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

iii. The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 21 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.16.3, 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

iv. The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 21 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

v. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the grab bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

vi. The side grab bar at the toilet are inaccessible because the space between the grab bar and the wall is 2½ inches. Provide grab bars such that there is 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall. Standards § 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

vii. There is no rear grab bar at the toilet. Provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, with the closer end no more than 6 inches from the side wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1¼ and 1½ inches; with 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

7. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the City will complete the following modifications to Monte Vista Park.

a. There is no accessible route from the sidewalk into the park to the benches or playground equipment. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting these elements that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public. The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of ½ inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%). Standards §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

b. The route from street parking to the sidewalk is inaccessible because the curb ramp has a slope of 6.4 degrees or 1:9. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. Standards § 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

8. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the City will complete the following modifications to Franklin Park.

a. There is no accessible route from the curb ramp to the picnic table, grill, or swings. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting these elements that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public. The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of ½ inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%). Standards §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

9. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the City will complete the following modifications to Memorial Park.

a. There is no accessible route from the street to the picnic table, grill, or swings. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting these elements that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public. The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of ½ inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%). Standards §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

10. Within 24 months of the effective date of this agreement, the City will complete the following modifications to Heath Ranch Park.

a. There is no accessible route from the street to the historical marker or feature. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting these elements that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public. The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of ½ inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%). Standards §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

b. There is no accessible route from the street to the picnic table, grill, or swings. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting these elements that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public. The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of ½ inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%). Standards §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

11. Within 12 months of the effective date of this agreement, the City will complete the following modifications to Ninth Street Public Parking (Parking Lot #1).

a. The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because the access aisles are too narrow and are not level, and the vertical signs are mounted too low. Provide 2 designated accessible parking spaces that are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Provide a van accessible space that is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At each space designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that it cannot be obstructed by vehicles parked in the space. Provide designated accessible parking spaces and access aisles that are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, with surfaces that are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.3, , 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1), 4.3.6, 4.5.1, Fig.9.


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Updated August 6, 2015

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