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OUR PURPOSE

CACOD's purpose is to advise the Mayor, City Council and City Manager on the concerns and issues affecting people with disabilities in the community.

WHO WE ARE

CACOD consists of community members from the City of Long Beach and representatives from public and private agencies, which provide services to disabled citizens within the City. The commission is composed of a total of 9 members, all appointed by the Mayor of Long Beach and confirmed by the City Council.

Current CACOD Commissioners:

Kim Vuong, Chair
Steve Adams, Vice Chair
Dr. Nicholas Matthews, Secretary
Gretchen Swanson 
Nubia Flores
Jeremy Hill
Chaka Garbutt
Marissa Gonzalez

WHO WE SERVE

CACOD serves anyone having a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits functioning in one or more major life activities, or a person who has a record of such impairment. A "life activity" is defined as any mental or physical function or activity, which creates a substantial barrier to such things as employment, housing, transportation, recreation, or health services.

WHAT WE DO

  • Act in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager;
  • Assemble information on issues affecting people with disabilities in the areas of employment, health services, housing, transportation, and recreation, and other life activities;
  • Recommend ways to eradicate artificial barriers to a full and productive life for people with disabilities;
  • Facilitate coordination between existing and proposed programs for persons with disabilities;
  • Carry out studies as assigned by the City Council.

WHEN WE MEET

CACOD meets on the second Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in a hybrid format, in person at the City Hall Council Chambers or via Zoom.  All meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged.

Public participation is invited at the beginning of each CACoD meeting and allows time (limited to 3 minutes) for members of the public to address the commission on items listed on the agenda AND matters of public business not listed on the agenda, but within the purview of CACoD. 

To contact CACOD, please  contact Citywide Accessibility Coordinator Jennifer Kumiyama at (562) 570-6257 or jennifer.kumiyama@longbeach.gov.

 

***Please visit the City of Long Beach Calendar Page to see current agendas, watch our meetings live or find archived videos and minutes.***