Settlement Agreement between the United States of America


The City of Jacksonville, Florida


On April 19, 2013, the Department of Justice entered into a settlement agreement with the City of Jacksonville, Florida, under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

The Department of Justice initiated a compliance review of the City of Jacksonville to improve access for people with disabilities to civic life in Jacksonville. The compliance review is part of Project Civic Access, a Departmental initiative to ensure greater access for persons with disabilities to state and local government programs, services, activities, and facilities. An on-site survey of the City's buildings, programs, and services was conducted in March 2008. The City Attorney, General Counsel, and staff worked cooperatively with the Department throughout the compliance review process in order to reach an agreement.

Facilities and programs surveyed by the Department and covered by the agreement include, among other facilities:  libraries, community and senior centers, a boat ramp, fire stations, athletic fields and sports complexes, City Hall, parks, the Jacksonville Zoo, detention and corrections facilities, parking garages, and polling places.

The text of the settlement agreement specifies the modifications the City of Jacksonville will be making to its programs, services, and facilities. Among other things, the City has agreed to:

The agreement requires actions to be completed within five years. The Department will actively monitor compliance with the agreement until it has confirmed that all required actions have been completed.

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