Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1990, provides comprehensive civil rights protections to persons with disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, and access to public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications.

The City is in the process of developing an ADA Transition Plan. More information on the project can be found at the ADA Transition Plan page.

Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the ADA, the City of Snohomish will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the City's services, programs, or activities.

Employment:  The City of Snohomish does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication:  The City of Snohomish 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.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures:  The City of Snohomish 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 though pets are prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service or activity, should contact the person or department who scheduled the event as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.  If you are not sure who you should contact, you may contact the ADA Coordinator identified in this notice.

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.

The City will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with disability or group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items or identifying locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

ADA Questions and Complaints

The City of Snohomish has an ADA Coordinator and a grievance procedure in place. This is to ensure that complaints are handled promptly.  Equitable resolution is strived for through the review process.  Please contact the ADA Coordinator with questions or complaints about the ADA compliance efforts.

ADA Coordinator: Rebekah Park, Human Resources Manager.

City of Snohomish, 116 Union Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290