Vernon seeks input on accessibility issues

The City of Vernon is taking steps to address accessibility issues. - Photo submitted
The City of Vernon is taking steps to address accessibility issues.
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The City of Vernon has changed some of its administrative structures, but identifying accessibility issues remains a priority.

The stand-alone accessibility committee has been disbanded but two representatives on accessibility matters have been added to the advisory planning and transportation committees.

“This is intended to ensure the city is receiving this perspective, input and expertise on all the development applications, policy development and transportation issues considered by the two committees,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, communications co-ordinator.

In addition, the public is able to speak with staff about accessibility concerns they may have with city buildings, streets, sidewalks and other public infrastructure.

“Staff will follow up on concerns, advise members of the public of any regulations or bylaws that may be applicable or whether the issue should be brought to council’s attention, and track the issues received and the manner of their disposition,” said Laing Gahr.

“Staff will monitor this new process and provide a report to council at a future date, to include the number of concerns raised and their disposition and an assessment of the process. It is anticipated that this report will be provided in late 2014.”

If you have concerns regarding the accessibility of public buildings or places, call 250- 550-3634 or e-mail




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