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City ADA Policies
- City Access Policy: Administrative Instruction 123
- Equal Employment Opportunity / Anti-Discrimination / Non-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure: Administrative Instruction 71
- On-Street Disabled Parking Zone Program
- Mass Care and Shelter Plan Functional Needs Annex
- ADA Special Event Access for People with Disabilities
- City of Oakland Web Site Access Policy
- Contract Schedules C-1 and C-2
City Access Policy
Administration Instruction 123
Outlines procedures and guidelines, and designates parties responsible for ensuring that City departments shall not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or any of its programs, activities or services. Download AI 123 to read the policy.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Anti-Discrimination/Non-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure
Administration Instruction 71
The City of Oakland is committed to equal employment opportunity and to ensuring that all employees have a work environment that is free of conduct that could be considered discriminatory or harassing based on the employee’s protected status, including race, color, religion/religious creed, sex/gender, pregnancy, marital status, age national origin/ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status or status in any other group protected by federal, state or local law. Download AI 71 to read the policy.
On-Street Disabled Parking Zone Program
The City of Oakland establishes on-street disabled parking zones in the public right of way where required by the ADA. This policy provides a schedule for remediation of existing non-compliant disabled parking zones in the public right of way. The City operates additional discretionary programs under which on-street disabled parking zones may be installed upon request by qualified individuals with disabilities and by public accommodations. Click here to read the complete On-Street Disabled Parking Zone Policy.
Mass Care and Shelter Plan Functional Needs Annex
On June 15, 2010, the Oakland City Council passed Resolution No. 82836 C.M.S. adopting the Functional Needs Annex. The Annex complements the City’s Mass Care and Shelter Plan. The Annex makes sure that people with disabilities are included in the City’s emergency preparedness plans. Click here for the Mass Care and Shelter Plan Functional Needs Annex Public Version 1.5.
Special Event Access for People with Disabilities
It is the policy of the City of Oakland to make its special events accessible to people with disabilities in accordance with ADA requirements. Special events include indoor and outdoor concerts, festivals, fairs, luncheons, ceremonies and other activities to which the public is invited, whether held on City property or at other sites. Read the Special Event Access Policy.
ADA Programs Division staff has received numerous inquiries about the policy. The ADA Special Events Policy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document answers these concerns. Additionally, ADA Programs hosts City employee training courses on the ADA Special Events Policy. The City's ADA Special Events Policy Training Course is available for immediate download.
Web Site Access Policy
All City web sites shall be designed to be substantially compliant with the ADA; and all people, regardless of their physical, sensory or developmental abilities, shall have access to the City’s web-based information and services. Download the City Web Site Access Policy to read the established guidelines and procedures.
Contract Schedules C-1 and C-2
Contract Schedule C-1
Private organizations that provide goods and services to the public have independent responsibilities under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, regardless of their funding sources. Contract Schedule C-1, Declaration of Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, provides a mechanism by which outside agencies acknowledge their general obligations under the ADA before providing goods or services to the City.
Contract Schedule C-2
Contract Schedule C-2, Declaration of ADA Compliance for Facility Use and Special Events Agreements, provides a mechanism by which outside agencies acknowledge their obligations under the ADA and the City's ADA Special Events Policy before utilizing City facilities for public events and/or delivering special event services to the City.
Which Schedule Should You Use?
All contracts should use Schedule C-1, except contracts for special events services or for special events facilities rentals. All written agreements allowing outside organizations to use City facilities for facilities rentals and any written agreements for special events services must include Contract Schedule C-2. If you use Schedule C-2, you do not need to use Schedule C-1.
To request a document in an alternate format, please contact:
Sherri Rita, ADA Programmatic Access Coordinator
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-6919 (711 for relay services)
Fax: (510) 238-3304