In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established to ensure inclusive and equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in all aspects of American life. By breaking down and eliminating barriers, the ADA provides individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of community life.
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Under the law, the City of Prescott must ensure that its programs, services and activities are readily accessible and usable by qualified persons with disabilities. As a public entity, the city will reasonably modify its policies, practices and procedures to ensure the full participation of everyone.
Employment: The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Effective Communication: The City will provide reasonable and appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and materials in alternate formats, whenever necessary to ensure effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all city programs, services, and activities.
Architectural Barriers: The City will take all required action to provide access to its buildings and facilities to individuals with disabilities.
Fundamental Alterations/Undue Burden: The ADA does not require the City to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a City program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities and requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the following individuals. When in doubt, the Citywide Coordinator will assist you in routing your request. For special accommodations at a City Council Meeting, please notify the City Manager’s office at 928-777-1435.
Issues Regarding Physical Access to City of Prescott Facilities
Building Official – 928-777-1201, ADA Building Official, 433 N Virginia Street, Prescott, AZ, 86303
Issues Regarding Public Right of Way (Curbs, Sidewalks, Parking)
Traffic Engineer – 928-777-1683, ADA ROW Coordinator, 433 N Virginia Street, Prescott, AZ, 86303
Issues Regarding Current Employment (City Employees) or Interview Accommodation (Applicants for Employment)
Human Resources – 928-777-1410, ADA HR Coordinator, 201 N Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86301
Citywide ADA Coordinator (Meetings and All Other Program Access)
928-777-1274, ADA Coordinator, 201 N Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86301
For accessible communications, please dial 7-1-1 for the Arizona Telecommunications Relay Service.
The number 7-1-1 is a relay number for every state in this country. When a TTY caller or a non-TTY user calls the relay number, the operator will dial the number s/he wishes to contact and relay the messages between two parties using voice and TTY.
In an emergency, please don’t call 7-1-1. Instead, call 9-1-1 directly. 9-1-1 centers have accessible communications equipment and are prepared to handle emergencies. The Prescott Regional Communications Center dispatches for City police and fire emergencies. Their direct non-emergency TDD number is 928-445-6811.
Visit the Arizona Relay Service 7-1-1 website for more information about resources, types of communication, and other available services: http://www.azrelay.org/
This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the City of Prescott. The City of Prescott’s Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.
The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:
Angelisa Winemiller, ADA Coordinator/Legal Services Admin
201 N Montezuma St,
Prescott, AZ 86301
(*For accessible communication, dial 7-1-1 to reach us through the Arizona Telecommunications Relay Service)
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator or his/her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, the ADA Coordinator or his/her designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the City of Prescott and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
If the response by the ADA Coordinator or her designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the City Manager or his designee.
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the City Manager or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the City Manager or his designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint. All written complaints received by the ADA Coordinator or his/her designee, appeals to the City Manager or his designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the City of Prescott for at least three years.