Americans With Disabilities Act
The City of Paris has made a commitment to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, “ADA,” to provide employment opportunities, services, programs, and public facilities, which are accessible to persons with disabilities, and the Board of Commissioners of the City of Paris believes it is in the best interest of all citizens of the City of Paris to provide services, programs, and public facilities, which are accessible to all persons, and to provide employment opportunities without discrimination against persons who can perform the essential functions of a position.
The City of Paris has established an ADA Transition Plan that sets the following goals and objectives:
Improve accessibility for all citizens
Encourage participation from public and disabled community
Educate City staff and the public on the requirements of the ADA
Develop a comprehensive list of barriers
Provide detailed outline of methods to remove barriers
Provide a realistic schedule with cost projections for the removal of barriers
Identify funding sources and opportunities to implement a barrier removal program
A summary of the ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan may be reviewed by clicking here. The detailed plan which consists of well over 2,000 pages is available for public review at the City of Paris City Hall located at 100 North Caldwell Avenue, Paris, Tennessee. This document is available in the Business Office during regular business hours: 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (CST) Monday – Friday.
The City Manager on behalf of the City of Paris shall implement the ADA Compliance Plan and take such other steps as are necessary to comply with the ADA, subject to the budget limitations established by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Paris in the City of Paris’ annual budget.
The City of Paris ADA Coordinator is Jennifer Morris. The coordinator under direction of the City Manager shall direct the implementation of the ADA Compliance Plan and receive and consider input on compliance efforts and alleged noncompliance with the Act from citizens, disabled persons, and other interested individuals and organizations.
An Advisory Committee on Americans With Disabilities was created by the City of Paris. The mission of the committee is to make any studies and recommendations as the committee deems necessary or appropriate to carry out the policy set out in the City’s ordinances. The City Manager, with the assistance of the Advisory Committee on Americans with Disabilities, shall take those steps necessary to assure that the City of Paris is in compliance with the ADA. The City Manager and the Advisory Committee on Americans with Disabilities shall develop the necessary policy and procedures to assure that the City of Paris is in compliance with Title II of the Act.
Compliance efforts by the City of Paris includes, but is not limited to, creating policies, practices, and procedures to: provide notice of requirements to the public, establish a grievance procedure, conduct a self-evaluation, develop a transition plan, encourage community involvement, and establish an orderly procedure to assure that the City of Paris is in compliance with the Act. The City Manager shall make such recommendations to the Board of Commissioners, as the City Manager may deem necessary, to accomplish the purposes of the ordinances adopted by the City of Paris.