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Sacramento accepting applications for three seats on Disabilities Advisory Commission until December 31

D.J. Eaton

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Sacramento’s Disabilities Advisory Commission consists of nine members.Photo by(Markus Spiske/Unsplash)

The Sacramento city government is looking for three disabled residents to serve on its Disabilities Advisory Commission. Applications can be made online until December 31.

There are three requirements. Applicants must be:

  • a resident of Sacramento
  • "a member representative of a disability group such as physical, sensory, developmental or mental disabilities"
  • familiar with laws concerning disabled people, "such as ADA (the Americans with Disabilities Act) or Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations."

The commission is responsible for advising the city on how to comply with state and federal requirements regarding people with disabilities. Members of the commission are appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. One term on the commission lasts three years and a member of the commission can serve a maximum of two terms.

The commission’s monthly meeting is usually scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. Members receive $50 in compensation for each meeting.

At its December 7 meeting, which was held on Zoom, the commission discussed an employee handbook, a plan for improving accessibility in public rights-of-way and nominations for an award to individuals “who go above and beyond to help support Sacramento’s disabled community.” Video and audio recordings of other past meetings, along with agendas, can be found online.

On a typical commission agenda, there is time for members of the public to express their thoughts on matters which are not scheduled for discussion. When speaking on a matter which is not on the agenda, the speaker’s time is limited to two minutes.

Assistance in applying for a position on the commission can be obtained by contacting the Sacramento City Clerk at (916) 808-7200 or clerk@cityofsacramento.org.

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