The City of Mountlake Terrace is developing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Assessment and Transition Plan. The city encourages residents to participate in an online survey and comment on the current conditions of the city’s accessibility for persons with disabilities. Visit www.cityofmlt.com/2053/ to take the survey.
The self-assessment and transition plan identifies barriers limiting access in the city’s right-of-way and creates a program to make improvements. The program will systematically eliminate barriers identified during the process by assigning priorities and establishing funding mechanisms needed to pay for improvements. Development of the Plan relies on feedback from the community through a Technical Advisory Committee, community meetings, surveys and focus groups.
Using an interactive mapping tool, the city needs the community’s help identifying barriers in the public right-of-way including sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks and pedestrian signals. The information provided will be used to help develop the transition plan.
The Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission will discuss the ADA Self-Assessment and Transition Plan at its meetings on Dec. 9, 2019 and Jan. 13, 2020. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the Interim City Council Chambers, 6100 219th St. S.W., Suite 220.
A City Happenings article will be included in the December issue to inform residents about the Americans with Disabilities Act Self-Assessment and Transition Plan.