Long Beach Advisory Commission on Disabilities to Hold Transportation Town Hall

Long Beach’s Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) will be holding a public town hall meeting regarding transportation issues Friday, March 31, officials announced Tuesday.

The information session, which begins at 12:30PM at Cesar Chavez Park, will focus on existing transportation resources available to those with disabilities in addition to any questions or comments from the community.

Representatives from Long Beach Transit/Dial-A-Ride, Metro, Access L.A. and Torrance Transit, all of which service Long Beach, will be participating in Friday’s discussion.

“Addressing the concerns and issues affecting people with disabilities in Long Beach has always been a priority,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement. “As we continue to expand multi-modal transportation in Long Beach, it’s important to design transit with riders of all abilities in mind. I am proud of the California Commission on Disabilities for their advocacy on this important issue.”

CACOD’s purpose is to advise the mayor, city council and city manager, assemble and distribute information on issues facing people with disabilities and help coordinate existing and proposed programs for people with disabilities, among other duties. The commission serves anyone who has a physical or mental impairment.

Free parking and refreshments will be provided at Friday’s town hall.

Cesar Chavez Park is located at 401 Golden Avenue.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. 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.