City Accessibility, Disability Commission Seeking New Members

Published : Monday, April 23, 2018 | 4:54 PM

Pasadena’s Accessibility and Disability Commission will form a nominating committee in search of future members at its meeting Tuesday, April 24, at the Jackie Robinson Community Center starting at 5:30 p.m.

Listed in the Commission’s agenda Tuesday is the establishment of a nominating committee for fiscal year 2018-2019 Commission officers.

The Commission is composed of nine members. The term of one of the current members is set to expire in June, while most of the other terms expire either in 2019 or 2020.

The members serve for three years on the Commission, and are limited to two consecutive terms.

Also, a representative from the Office of the City Manager will do a presentation of the City’s “Join the Conversation” survey, which intends to gather community input about priorities that should be included in the budget planning for fiscal year 2019 onward.

The Commission will also hear a briefing on its updated work plan for the current year (2017-2018). Among the Commission’s projects:

Hosting four events that explore the experience and culture of disability;

Identifying and developing new and current partnerships for hosting and sponsoring disability-related events.

Promoting greater disability awareness and collaboration among Pasadena’s diverse disability communities.

Developing a three-year planning document identifying ongoing opportunities that promote and celebrate disability culture.

In May, the Commission plans to host two community forums on transportation and other issues of concern to the disability community. The feedback from these forums, combined with other information, should lead to the development of a transportation resource guide for persons with disabilities.

By May, the Commission is expected to have developed mentorship opportunities that promote participation in public policy decision-making, leadership, and civic opportunities for persons with disabilities.

The Jackie Robinson Community Center is at 1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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