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Planning Commission Makes Recommendations to Improve City Access


May 15, 2013

Charlottesville moves forward with plans to help everyone access what the city has to offer.

The Charlottesville Planning Commission approved a recommendation of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the city.

The plan's goal is to assure that all Charlottesville facilities and serviced are accessible to people with disabilities by identifying changes necessary to give everyone equal access.

"We feel that this is a framework that could be a framework for years to come, for the city, a direction for the city to take in striving to make its services available to everyone," said ADA Charlottesville Planner Jim Herndon.

On Tuesday, the Commission approved recommending the plan to City Council with some small changes, such as making sure pedestrian signal devices at crosswalks work correctly.

Charlottesville City Council is scheduled to see the plan during their first meeting in June.


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