Pueblo ADA Advisory Committee
The Pueblo ADA Advisory Committee is comprised of 15 members who must reside within the City of Pueblo. These members are appointed by the City Manager. The chair, vice-chair, and secretary are elected internally by the committee itself.
About the Committee
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and was amended most recently in January 2009. The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. Disability is defined as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity," such as walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, thinking, socializing, and working, for example. The ADAAA includes a list of impairments to major life activities. For more information about what the ADA says, go to the ADA website.
The Pueblo ADA Advisory Committee serves as an active resource to the city and County on issues affecting people with disabilities. It is empowered to:
- Review new building projects
- Review and monitor existing facilities and services for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended
- Provide information and resources to the community about compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability legislation
- Handle issues or suggestions from citizens about access to facilities and services
- Identify barriers that hinder citizen participation in all aspects of community life
- Recommend plans or policy changes for ADA compliance
The United States Department of Justice and the City of Pueblo entered into a settlement agreement after a compliance review under title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The review was conducted by the Disability Rights Section of the Department's Civil Rights Division and focused on the city's compliance with title II requirements.
- Settlement Agreement between the USDOJ and the City of Pueblo