ADA Information & Programs
We need your input: In keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, the City of Morro Bay 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, parks, programs, services, activities and events.
The City of Morro Bay is seeking input from agencies, organizations and individuals with disabilities. As an agency, organization or individual, the value of stakeholder guidance will help to address and prioritize current and future needs. Individuals who would like to provide input are invited to complete a Program and Facility Users Survey, call or email the ADA Coordinator. For questions on this survey and our transition plan and self-evaluation update, please contact ADA Coordinator, Mike Wilcox, whose contact information is provided below.
Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the City of Morro Bay (the “City”) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its 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 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 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 of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the City offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Contact: 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 should contact the office of the ADA Coordinator Rick Sauerwein at (805) 772-6266 or by email at ADACoordinator@morrobayca.gov as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
Complaints: 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 program, service, or activity of the City is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:
ADA Coordinator and Maintenance Superintendent
955 Shasta Avenue, Morro Bay, CA 93442
California Relay Service: dial 711
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.
Full Policy: This ADA Grievance Policy has been created to assist the City of Morro Bay, to comply with the ADA, 28 CFR Part 35.107(b). The policy provides a procedure to be followed to respond to individuals, or a specific class of individuals, who wish to communicate a complaint alleging that they have been subject to discrimination on the basis of disability by the City of Morro Bay.