Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the City of Monroe will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. The City’s ADA policy provides for a means for someone to request accommodations due to a disability by first contacting the appropriate department staff and then contacting the ADA Coordinator if the request is not initially accommodated. 

Employment: The City of Monroe 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 of Monroe will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in City of Monroe’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 of Monroe 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 City of Monroe 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 program, service, or activity of City of Monroe should contact the City of Monroe ADA Coordinator (email: ADA Coordinator; voice: 360-863-4523; TTY: 711) as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the City of Monroe 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 City of Monroe is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the City of Monroe ADA Coordinator (email: ADA Coordinator; voice: 360-863-4523; TTY: 711). More about the complaint process can be found here

The City of Monroe 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.