TITLE VI PROGRAM
Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy
The City of Long Beach, under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes, ensures that no person in the City of Long Beach, on the grounds of race, color or national origin shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity it administers. The City of Long Beach further assures every effort will be made to ensure non-discrimination in all of its programs, activities and services, whether those programs, activities and services are federally funded or not.
The Long Beach City Council formally adopted their Title VI Program on July 18, 2017 as mandated by the federal government. The program was updated on September 17, 2019. The City’s Title VI Program focuses on fair and equitable access by the public and provides the policy direction necessary to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Title VI Compliance Procedures
Any person who believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color or national origin may file a Title VI complaint with the City of Long Beach’s Citywide Accessibilty Coordinator. The complaint must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination. To file a formal complaint, please submit a written Title VI complaint form to:
Civic Center Plaza
Attn: Heather Van Wijk, Citywide Accessibility Coordinator
411 W Ocean Blvd, 10th fl
Long Beach, CA 90802
Complainants will receive a written response acknowledging receipt of the complaint. The Citywide Accessibility Coordinator will review the complaint to determine whether is falls under its jurisdiction. All complaints falling under the City of Long Beach’s jurisdiction will be investigated as quickly as possible. A written notice of findings will be provided upon completion of the investigation.
Complaints that do not fall under the City of Long Beach’s jurisdiction will be referred, wherever possible, to the California Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Authority, the US Department of Transportation, or the US Department of Justice and the complainant will be advised.
Complaints may also be filed directly with:
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Civil Rights. For more information, please contact (202) 366-0693 or visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/civilrights.
The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) Office of Civil Rights. For more informaion, please contact (888) 446-4511 or visit www.transit.dot.gov/regulations-and-guidance/civil-rights-ada/.
The California Department of Transportation Discrimination Unit. For more information, please contact (916) 445-5308 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/title_vi/t6_index.htm.
Title VI Complaint Form
Title VI Complaint Form (Khmer)
Title VI Complaint Form (Spanish)
Title VI Complaint Form (Tagalog)
Other helpful resources:
California Department of Transportation Title VI Program Plan
Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies (FHWA)
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Form 1273
Title VI Guidance - Federal Transit Authority