The city wants your input on any ADA barriers in public places during these 2 public hearings

The city is holding two public hearings this week to find out if there are any barriers to pedestrian rights of way in Long Beach.

The community will be asked to give input on any locations that are barriers to their access as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

These pedestrian facilities can include government facilities, parks, mass events, religious or sports infrastructures, transportation hubs and retail shops.

At these two events, hosted by the city’s Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities, a summary of results of the city’s ADA self-evaluation for pedestrian facilities will be presented.

The self-evaluation was made by a third-party consultant that assessed and identified various barriers to safe and equal access to pedestrian facilities in the rights-of-way, city officials said in a release.

The public is also encouraged to fill out a survey, available here, on what pedestrian facilities need to be prioritized for improvement over the next several years as part of the city’s updated transition plan.

The hearings will take place on the following dates and locations:

  • At noon, Tuesday, March 12, in Council Chambers, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.
  • At 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, at the Michelle Obama Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave.

The same information will be presented at both hearings. The first meeting will be live-streamed here.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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