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Santa Cruz County Commission on Disabilities

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz County Commission on Disabilities
Address:701 Ocean Street, Room 30
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-2355
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:See Meeting Hours
Description:The purpose of the Commission is to review and make recommendations on the following:

Existing County policies that affect persons with disabilities including the County's Equal Employment Opportunity plan and personnel rules and job descriptions.
Increasing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and working with the County to eliminate barriers, broaden disability awareness, and expand diverse opportunities for employment for persons with disabilities.
Implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act to insure County compliance with federal regulations and to eliminate discrimination toward persons with disabilities. The Commission serves as your voice to our County leaders. Our vision is for all persons with disabilities to experience Santa Cruz County as a community free of barriers to independent living.
Provisions for access to public places within the County to persons with disabilities.
Services provided in the County to persons with disabilities and requests from those organizations seeking County assistance to serve persons with disabilities.
Citizen complaints related to access and disability.
Federal and state legislation affecting persons with disabilities.

ELIGIBILITY: Each County Supervisor appoints two Commissioners to represent their district. Commissioners serve a four year term commencing in April.
Mission:The Santa Cruz County Commission on Disabilities is a pro-active advisory board that serves to insure equal access for persons with disabilities in our County. Toward that end, the Commission influences public policy by advising and working with the Board of Supervisors and the County on issues impacting persons with disabilities and their families, educating and informing its constituencies, and increasing opportunities for persons with disabilities to reach their maximum potential in independence, human development, productivity, and self-sufficiency.
Meetings:2nd Thursday of each month, 12:30-2pm At Regional Transportation Commission Offices, 1523 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. Please call each month to confirm the location.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:County Government
Subject Headings
Developmental Disabilities
Government Agencies
Physical Disabilities
Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups
This record last modified July 3, 2016

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