Americans with Disabilities Act

picture of wheel chair and rampThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 provides a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities, and to bring persons with disabilities into the economic and social mainstream of American life.

The City of Long Beach is committed to complying with both the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City of Long Beach does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Sherriel Murry, Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA Officer, and her staff have been designated to coordinate and carry out the City's compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title IIA of the Americans with Disabilities Act.Some of our resources to support this effort are as follows:

  • All City facilities are Accessible Facilities. There are also projects currently underway throughout the City to make City facilities more accessible. Click here for the current ADA Facilities Status Report.
  • The City also provides resources on interacting with people with disabilities. Click here for our Tips on Disability Etiquette.
  • We also have a Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACOD), a committee made up of citizens and representatives from public and private agencies. CACOD engages in various activities to service anyone who has a physical or mental impairment. Please click on the link above for more information on CACOD.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Procedure.

If you have any questions, concerns, complaints, or requests regarding accessibility for people with disabilities, please contact our Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA Officer Sherriel Murry.