Accessibility Advisory Board

Duties

The Accessibility Advisory Board will: (1) advise the Mayor and Council on policies and issues relating to accessibility; (2) advise the Mayor and Council regarding City compliance with federal, state, and local disability and access codes, rules, regulations, and laws; (3) make recommendations to the Mayor and Council for improving communications between the disabled community and City government; (4) perform accessibility studies and surveys as requested by the Mayor or Council; and (5)provide an annual report to the Mayor and Council detailing the activities and recommendations of the Board. The board's members shall serve without compensation.

Appointment

Nine (9) members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Term

Members shall serve two-year terms, and each member shall serve until a successor is duly appointed and confirmed. Members are limited to a maximum of eight consecutive years. Initial members shall be appointed such that the terms of not more than five members shall expire in any year so as to allow the terms to be staggered. For the initial appointments, five members shall be appointed to an initial term that will expire June 30, 2017, and four members shall be appointed to an initial term that will expire June 30, 2016. Initial appointments that are less than the full term of two years shall not have the initial term count for purposes of the eight-year term limit. The expiration date of all terms shall be June 30. Any vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Composition

The Accessibility Advisory Board shall be composed of nine members, including five persons who have expertise in the Americans with Disabilities Act or disabilities services; two City-at-large members; one member with professional experience in a tourist-serving industry; and one member certified as a State of California Certified Access Specialist under title 21, division 1, chapter 1, subchapter 2.5 of the California Code of Regulations. Board members shall be residents of the County of San Diego.

Governed By

PDF icon San Diego Charter Section 43 (a) . San Diego Municipal Code PDF icon sections 26.34 and 26.35 . Board established by Ordinance PDF icon O-20509 adopted 07/10/2015.

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